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Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

Old 09-11-2004, 08:10 PM
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Default Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

I'm thinking about a new varmint gun, I'm stuck between a .223 and a 22-250. and now this kick butt sounding .204 ruger comes out. I'm really stumped on what to get now.
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Old 09-13-2004, 05:13 PM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

A friend has a .204 , he has shot a lot of chucks out to 400 yds . To date he has only shot 1 yote ( a yearling) with it , less than 50 yds . Not a true test , we will shoot a lot of yotes later this fall/winter . I shoot a 223 with 50 gr Nosler BTs , never had to shoot more than once out to 300 yds.
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Old 09-13-2004, 06:58 PM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

Dude im so wanting a 22-250 or the 204 ruger for coyote hunting. I want to save hides though so unless the 204 is fur friendly ( I doubt it) it probly wont be for me, the non handloader.
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:24 AM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

I couldnt decide so I bought two rifles a remington M700 VS SF in 220 swift and a Savage 10FP in .223 rem
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Old 09-14-2004, 07:36 AM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

Hows that Savage group?
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:45 AM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

I also have a savage varmint 40 rifle in 223 but its single shot kinda sucks for quick follow up shots I will keep it as a bench rifle, I bought the savage 10FP to be my field gun. I use a handload which ended up shooting just as good out of my new 10FP as it did in the varmint 40
my handload is a 55 grain sierra blitzking sitting on 27 grains of varget.

heres a picture of how the 10FP did at 200 yards though the gun is zeroed for 100 yards, this is a 10 shot group shooting prone with a bipod.

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Old 09-15-2004, 07:30 AM
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That some sure enough good shooting. Coyote/fox beware eh.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:00 PM
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Ive herd good things about the ruger 204. pople were saying when loaded witha hornady vmax they dont pass through the yote.
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Old 09-17-2004, 04:10 AM
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Default RE: Has anyone experienced the new 204 ruger on coyotes?

I'm not into furs and stuff so that really doesnt matter to me, honestly I'd use my 30-06 on a yote but the smaller calibers I think are alot more fun. and slightly cheaper to reload
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