J. JSfab OP trapper JSfab OP trapper. Varmint rifles rarely see the hard use & bad weather that big game rifles are subjected to. I am a big fan of the 204s. I want a bolt action and will use it for prairie dogs and occasionally, coyotes. Talk to an expert. Would not be the best for coyotes as it is a single shot (although I have taken a few with mine) but I absolutely love my Cooper. COVID-19 is resulting in increased processing times (10-14 business days). Ruger 204 Rifle Reviews And 308 Rifle For Sale With Scope PDF And it is accurate! The rugerhunting.com site has quite a 204 following. although my remington in 204 didn't like the 40g v-maxes i was smart enough to try the 32's. "Hoggin' Heaven" Is Where You're Goin' When I'm Done! If you want a heavy rifle, check out the Savage 12 VLP, about 10 1/2 pounds out of the box. Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. Since I shoot left handed, I prefer a left handed rifle. 260 Rem. Savage 110 Apex Hunter XP 204 Ruger Bolt-Action Rifle with Vortex Crossfire 3-9x40mm Riflescope $639.00 $519.99; Notify Me When Available; Brand: Savage; Item Number: 57301 ; Savage 110 Apex Storm XP 204 Ruger Bolt-Action Rifle with Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40mm Riflescope $735.00 $599.99; Splashed on impact leaving a bigger than softball entry in the fur. The .204 Ruger is a fast, accurate cartridge that is mostly a bench rest target shooter’s small bore dream, so a scope is an absolute must. Search the classifieds; I have a 204 Ruger for sale there. Poll closed Jan 5, 2012. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Recent years have seen rising popularity in smaller, faster calibres, with the .17 HMR being the champion of rimfire innovation since the inception of the versatile .22LR. 222 Rem. Home Forums > Tools and Technologies > Rifle Country > Best rifle in .204 ruger. I agree with VarmintGuy that the Remington 700 VLS would be a good choice. The .204 has turned into my favorite Prairie Dog caliber. When I needed a rifle and cartridge for some Virginia coyote hunting CZ-USA’s Zach Hein suggested I shoot a .204 Ruger based on its accuracy, range, ammunition availability and proven track record as a coyote killer nationwide. last accuracy check - pretty horrible after many X1000 rds, so loaded 39g SBK / 8208 XBR and its back to .25 MOA. If I reloaded ammo I'd still have it but all the factory loads I tried left WAY too much fur damage. I got a Remington VTR in 204 that I really like. I have thoroughly enjoyed my Browning A-Bolt 204 with a 24"tube & shoots the 40 grain V-maxes very accurately.. It is a great cartridge that is a blast to shoot.....pun intended. That is a good looking rifle! After some research and recommendations from forum pals on Australian Hunting Net I decided on the .204 Ruger. Ruger and Hornady developed this centerfire rifle cartridge and was introduced in 2004. Win A FDE Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG Rifle w/ EOTech Vudu Scope ($15000 Value!) 221 Rem Fireball. If the rifle ships on Monday, as promised, I should have it in my hands by my birthday. I am quite fond of the Model 7 Predator and Kimber Varmint. I shot 6 different factory loads/ bullets. That is the " as things change" . Hey, guys - I'd put the .204 experiments on the back burner for awhile, and intended to return to them today, but I hit an odd snag in the reloading p 204 Ruger Loads - Page 3 - Practical Riflery and OCW Forums I am not opposed to a heavier gun and in fact, don't want a lightweight, sporter-type rifle. A fine shooting rifle. Also, on the more practical side, I had a .204 Ruger varmint rifle built on a Stolle benchest action and fitted with Shilen barrel. So thinking about adding a .204 Ruger, to the safe, a lite walking a round rifle, something to throw over your shoulder and walk about. Campfire Regular. Local Storage seems to be disabled in your browser. They have become pretty expensive (now mod 85) - on a relative basis. 3, I shot the barrel out of the 22-250. Give it 26 inch and 39gr Blitzkings and you're away. I used the .204 for 75% of my shots and did not see a need to bring out the 22-250 or 6mm Remington as most of the shots were under 400 yards. The Details - MODEL:110 Apex Predator XP - TYPE:Rifle - ACTION:Bolt Action - FINISH:Matte - STOCK/FRAME:Camo Stock - STOCK/GRIPS:Mossy Oak Mt. 204 Ruger - good round. Any recommendations or knowledge of a rifle would be much appreciated. I kind of wish I had gone the custom route and gotten the 20 Practical. sometimes they can be finicky. And a specific question, would you shoot a Warthog and would you shoot a Fallow Deer with it. In fact right now the chain store called Bob Wards here in Montana is selling the Ruger 77 V/T's for $549.00 - no sales tax! Crusader OP. Save Share. Howa ATIM5R223REM Ammo Boost 223 Rem,204 Ruger 5rd Detachable $ 48.81. General discussion and information about the .204 Ruger. 204 … I got a rifle that did not shoot 40s, nobody had 39s. It shot better (accuracy wise) on my first couple of trips to the range than any other rifle I have had. Swapped it out with a beater walnut sporter. I had a M77 in .204 and it was a very nice rifle. I was looking for a varmint style cartridge and caliber in something that was flat shooting, reasonably economical to shoot and available in factory offerings. I ended up shooting 35gr Berger and 39gr b king . That is a good looking rifle! I been look for another TC venture in 204 ruger. much-o better-o..... Crusader: It appears that your main targets will be p-dogs, therefore you would be most happy with a heavy barreled rig. The .204 is a decent round, can be very accurate...but I have a hard time choosing it over .223, which is cheaper, about as accurate, easier to find, has the same energy on target due to the heavier bullet, and has slightly more effective range, for the same reason. The Ruger is fairly heavy at 9.75 pounds, so it's like shooting a louder .22. If I reloaded ammo I'd still have it but all the factory loads I tried left WAY too much fur damage. You dont want to carry this around too much but have shot well in all the calibers Ive had it in without much extra done other than trigger work. Show. After some research and recommendations from forum pals on Australian Hunting Net I decided on the .204 Ruger. It doesn't matter what model--they all shoot. When I had decided on a rifle it was time to choose the cartridge and caliber. 204 Caliber Bullets. I handed him the rifle and 50 rounds of ammo, he handed it back about 15 minutes later with 50 empty cases. I sorta like the Savage Varminter, Low Profile (VLP) in the laminate stock. ... Everybody knows .270Win is the only "non-slob" deer rifle out there! The Ruger American Rimfire Compact is perfect for a varmint hunter on a budget, as well as any hunter looking for a really lightweight, easy-to-carry rifle. I'll grant that you sacrifice a good deal in terms of ascetics when campared to a Remington or Kimber. I don't think there is a wrong answer when the topic is a varmint rig in .204 Ruger. I would recommend as the "best bang for the buck" Rifle I own in 204 Ruger would be my Remington 700 VLS! The Powder Keg. 17 Rem Fireball. Many of the above posters have alot more experience with the 204 than I do but I've been very happy with my 204 Savage Predator. I shoot mine off sticks frequently. Ruger 10/22. Ruger Mini 14. Who has shot what with it, etc etc. 1 and my single six in my gun safe, so it will be among friends. Model Number: 26971 Caliber: 204 Ruger Stock Moss Green Synthetic; Model Option Right-Handed; Sights None - Scope Rail Installed; Barrel Length 22" 55.8 cm; Barrel Material Alloy Steel; Capacity 10; Thread Pattern 1/2"-28; Magazine AI-Style; Barrel Finish Matte Black; Weight 6.6 lb. When I had decided on a rifle it was time to choose the cartridge and caliber. I got a Remington VTR in 204 that I really like. I have and love both a 17HMR and .204 Ruger. I think a varmint rifle is the perfect place for something with fancy wood. It's the only gun I own that has never been out of the stock. Probably want at least a 24" barrel. but you must be willing to try different avenues. I also don't … The CZ 527 VARMINT in .204 Ruger comes with a 25.5”, 1 in 12” twist heavy barrel that tapers… Looking at calibers 223 Rem, 204 Ruger, or 22-250. Decent gun & not too heavy to carry. 22 Hornet. 222 Rem. Shot new to me 204 Ruger Thompson Encore 26" barrel at 25 yards with Fiocci factory ammo 40 grain Hornady bullets looks as though the bullets are hitting side ways not making a very definite Not locked in on the caliber yet but something I’m considering. Anyone have thoughts about using Magnum primers in 204 Ruger using CFE223 (ball powder)? Ruger Rifle Forum. Splashed on impact leaving a bigger than softball entry in the fur. Post by edelsite » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:48 pm This cal interests me, so my next rifle will be a 204. I am a big fan of the 204s. Share ... Posted July 18, 2007. Detachable Box - BARREL:20" Medium Contour BBL - OVERALL LENGTH:40.5" - … mag. Regardless of your rifle choice, Crusader, I'll bet you love the 204. J. I can't seem to find any left hand models out there. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. 22 Caliber.224” Diameter. 10 posts • Page 1 of 1. edelsite New Member Posts: 1 Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:00 am.204 Ruger Guns: None yet. Joined: Sep 2014 Remington 700 VLS. I own five .204's currently but for colony varmints, I always pick up the Cooper! Page 1 of 2 - New .204 Ruger load - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: Unfortunately, I had to re-barrel my Rem. Less than 3000 rounds. For over half a century, the Ruger 10/22 for sale online has been America’s first choice for all generations of shooting enthusiasts. Don't own one, mine's the more plebian 12FVSS restocked in a Duramaxx. Not going to go so far as to "recommend" it per se, but I got a Ruger M77VT MKII in .204 Ruger last summer, and have been pleased with it. You are not logged in. I think a varmint rifle is the perfect place for something with fancy wood. 1 and Model 77 rifles chambered in the cartridge. Here's a pic as well as load data for a couple of my best loads. I want a bolt action and will use it for prairie dogs and occasionally, coyotes. Targeting A Relevant Niche. per page . Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I have the Remington XR-100 and it loves 39gr Sierra BlitzKings, yes it's true that they have been discontinued, but my local shop was still able to get them at the discounted price. Looking for the most inexpensive option to fit the bill. I had a Ruger American in 22-250 and it would never feed smoothly from the magazine. Sub-Forums. All Tikka rifles are engineered and manufactured by Sako, in Finland. I agree with VarmintGuy that the Remington 700 VLS would be a good choice. 2.99 kg; Twist 1:12" RH; Overall Length 42" 106.6 cm; Length of Pull 13.75" 34.9 cm; Grooves 5; UPC 7-36676-26971-6 Posts: 341. I was shooting 32gr up to 40gr heaviest I had. Great bench rifle. It shot better (accuracy wise) on my first couple of trips to the range than any other rifle I have had. "Hoggin' Heaven" Is Where You're Goin' When I'm Done! ... 204 Ruger. Rifle Forum .204 Ruger .204 Ruger. The 527 is an heirloom quality gun at an an expected fairly pricey $725 MSRP, and this varmint version is available in .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, this .17 Hornet, and they plan to also make some .17 Remingtons this year. Okay guys, I am intrigued by the .204 and am getting close to taking the plunge and buying a rifle. For PD shooting, there's not much better than that one, and the price is competitive with Remington, Ruger, etc. Forums. However...if the rifle is … sometimes they can be finicky. Both are available in 204. Coopers make fine rifles but are on the expensive side for my budget, especially since the stocks are too narrow for my liking. Which .204 ruger? Currently using a Ruger … Every Tikka rifle has to go through accuracy testing to prove the rifle can perform under 1 M.O.A accuracy prior to being sold anywhere. CZ 527 varmint 5 vote(s) 31.3% ruger 2 vote(s) 12.5% remington 0 vote(s) 0.0% howa Both are available in 204. Crusader: All five of my Varminters in caliber 204 Ruger are VERY accurate. I had a M77 in .204 and it was a very nice rifle. Looking for sub MOA accuracy. The CZ 527 VARMINT in .204 Ruger comes with a 25.5”, 1 in 12” twist heavy barrel that tapers… It's also really hard to beat that price tag or the fact that it's available in inexpensive and sweet shooting rimfire cartridges like the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (also known as .22 Magnum) and .22 Long Rifle. I'm on the hunt for a new .204 Ruger rifle. The .204 Ruger has some awesome ballistics and within 300 yards it features minimal drop. Free FedEx Option* (0) AIMSHOT BORE SIGHT .204 RUGER $ 18.64 (2) Caldwell 397488 AR-15 Mag Charger 223 Rem,556,204 Ruger 50rd ... Savage 12FCV 204 RUG $ 493.00 (3) RUGER MAGAZINE AMERICAN RIFLE 5rd mag .223Rem $ 25.17. Coopers make fine rifles but are on the expensive side for my budget, especially since the stocks are too narrow for my liking. We take pride in our products and deliver what we promise. Shoots both the 32 & 40 gr V-max bullets very well. If you want a heavy rifle, check out the Savage 12 VLP, about 10 1/2 pounds out of the box. Also stock up on ammo and gun accessories for your 204 Ruger rifle. The .204 Ruger is based on the 222 Remington Magnum case, necked down to 20 Caliber. No need to. I own five .204's currently but for colony varmints, I always pick up the Cooper! Don't own one, mine's the more plebian 12FVSS restocked in a Duramaxx. Currently using CCI Small Rifle primers, Winchester brass, 32 Grain V-Max bullets. #3856221 03/03/10: Joined: Aug 2002. 700 VLS. I had a Ruger American in 22-250 and it would never feed smoothly from the magazine. I’m wanting a rifle that has a threaded muzzle already (1/2x28). I am looking for input on the .204 Ruger,pros,con anyone, it would be for varmints, yotes, jack rabbits chucks, ground squirrels. Cntry Range Camo - SPC FEATURE:Threaded Barrel Model - WEIGHT:8.41 lbs. I have heard it has phenomenal penetration, and was wondering. just re-sent it. I can give a 'thumbs up' to the ruger VT also. 204 Ruger. For PD shooting, there's not much better than that one, and the price is competitive with Remington, Ruger, etc. With the smaller 30 and 32 grain bullets, recoil is almost non existant with a heavy barrel - on par with or better than a .22LR , in my opinion. St. Louis, MO. Okay guys, I am intrigued by the .204 and am getting close to taking the plunge and buying a rifle. Have 2 Savages that put 3 shots under a dime at 100 yards, right out of the box. Remington 700 VLS. MSRP: $781.00 | Your Price: $488.58. 17 Rem. I have a Sako .204 Model 75. 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