Thanks guys, looking forward to your thoughts. Website: www.cabelas.com. Characteristics. How do you think about the answers? Day in and day out the .223, IMO, is hard to beat for small game. Similar to the Ruger American Rifle Standard, it also uses the Power Bedding system to make the barrel float freely and lock the receiver. Shooting, Hunting, Killing, Calling, Shooting critters, Hunting critters, Killing critters, Calling critters, 4 Wheel Drives, and Mostly My Family, This is not recommended for shared computers, Back to Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting. Free FedEx Option* (0) Howa ATIM10R223 Howa 223 Rem./204 Ruger 10 rd Black Finish $ 48.93. Joined Oct 30, 2008 Messages 1,471 Location Spokane, Wa. It can easily launch 55-grain bullets over 3,500 fps, 70 grainers at nearly 3,200 fps or 80-grain “deer” bullets at over 3,000 fps. As can be seen in the photos, this is not true. I firmed up my Sky Screens to prevent movement and got good results until about 16" length. Combine this with a milder report, softer recoil and longer barrel life than a .223, and it becomes a tasty alternative. TCA CONTENDER barrel 204RUG 23 $ 305.00 (0) TC BBL PRO HUNTER 204RUG 15 SS FLUTED $ 294.00 (0) Howa ATIM5R223 Howa 223 Rem./204 Ruger 5 rd Black Finish $ 48.93. It uses a patented 10-round rotary magazine, though higher capacity box magazines are also available. Because the 204 RUGER cartridge achieves a higher velocity with less propellant than either the 22-250 Remington or the 220 Swift, this new cartridge does not compromise barrel life. If any one has experience, please speak up! Its longevity is assured. Win A FDE Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG Rifle w/ EOTech Vudu Scope ($15000 Value!) I agree with Sam that there is a ballistical advantage to the.204 Ruger. Savage 25 LWT VAR 204 RUG DBM - $609.89. If I could I would add 2" onto each of them - I would. The 204 Ruger has proven to be a very accurate and efficient cartridge. However there is a price in barrel life -- as there almost always is the case for performance. For this reason as well as general performance we recommend 20 Caliber pistol barrels be made in the smaller 20 Tactical or ideally the 20 VarTarg. I myself use a .204 Ruger and love the thing, but these speedy rounds do come with consequences and shortened barrel life is a reality. Mar 27, 2011 #2 B. B23 Well-Known Member. Savage Model 25 LWT (lightweight varminter thumbhole) chambered in the Screaming fast .204 Ruger! I have a Ruger 77 in .204 Ruger, a Savage 10 in 22/250, a heavy barrel DPMs in .223 with a 1in9 twist, and a Ruger 77 in 220 Swift. For this reason as well as general performance we recommend 20 Caliber pistol barrels be made in the smaller 20 Tactical or ideally the 20 VarTarg. All of the major US ammo manufacturers (Hornady, Remington, Federal and Winchester) now offer .204 factory loads, usually with bullet weights around 32 and 40 grains, and many rifle makers have adopted the cartridge. As you guys know I bought a Remington 700 ADL in .204 Ruger. Free FedEx Option* (0) TC BBL G2 204RUG 14 BLUED $ 294.00 (0) Howa ATIM10R223REM Ammo Boost Remington 700 BDL 223 Rem/204 … Condition: Factory New Bud's Item Number: 52966 MFG: Savage Arms … UPC: 682146343731; MPN: HGR36509S+ KyGunCo Compare prices for this product 867 . Barrel Length : 20 Caliber : .204 Ruger Capacity : 5 Stock : Sand Finish : Blue Item Description : LEG RANCHLND 204 20 W/SCP SD 5 Bud's Item Number: 719003553. But . Unfortunately the .204 ruger is rumoured to have a short barrel life expectancy. The 204 Ruger was developed from the .222 Remington Magnum, which has the … 1858rem Member. The Ruger 10/22 is a series of semi-automatic rifles produced by American firearm manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., chambered for the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge. I tried a few differant factory loads in it and it didn't get any better. It comes with a Vortex Crossfire II Scope. . Thread Status: Not open for further replies. It is top.204 Ruger as it makes shooters have steadiness in their shots, leading to more consistent and accurate results. Whats the word on 204 ruger barrel life? 0 0 0. It does this from an 18½-inch barrel, with comparatively light powder charges between 27.0 and 30.0 grains. I'd like to get at least 5k out of it before accuracy starts to fall off. I've heard a few say 204 has 'good' barrel life, but no quantative number after it. I've probably put over 10k rounds of .204 Ruger down the tubes of the three that I have owned with … The .204 Ruger is a carefully designed and well balanced cartridge into which a lot of thought was put. © 2020 Bullberry Legacy, All Rights Reserved. These maintain better overall performance in short barrels due to their smaller cases and powder charges. I personally think you're better off with a 22-250. Price: $449.99. You currently have javascript disabled. At this point I had to move back about 20 feet from my screens and tie down everything in the immediate area of my shop. Several functions may not work. The Environment, Shooting ferals whom destroy Australia's fragile ecosystem, , Bush walking and fishing. You can sign in to vote the answer. For my test I'd be forced to say that 23" is the optimum length. It closely duplicates the ballistics of 50 -55 grain .22-.250 loads but with 10 grains or so less powder and barrel life is improved. This 14-inch barrel's muzzle blast was too great for any dependable date to be gathered. i found an excellent load for my new .204, which is only .2 grains under max and somewhere around 3800 fps, if i take equal times between shots as the … Like our previous data on the 17 HMR, I shot five rounds thru our Oehler Model 33 Chronograph, recorded the results, then cut 1 inch from the barrel and recrowned to repeat the velocity test. 308 Competition Barrel For Ruger Precision Rifle Review And Best Rifle Scope For 204 Ruger is best in online store. The 204 Ruger was developed from the 222 Remington Magnum, which has the largest case capacity in the 222 family; providing for about 5% more case capacity than the most popular member of the family, the 223 Remington. The 204 RUGER also offers lower recoil and muzzle report than comparable high-velocity, sub-caliber ammunition. All four of my 204 Ruger Rifles have 26" heavy barrels on them. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. If you are looking for 22 Ruger Heavy Barrel Rifle And Best Rifle 204 Ruger The case is based on the .204 Ruger (which is based on the .222 Remington Magnum) necked to accommodate 6mm or .243-inch bullets. .204 Ruger Barrel Life ? Started doing some checking trying to figure out what the problem was and fround that it had an extra long throat. The general "rule" about barrel life concerns bullet diameter versus the cartridge's shoulder diameter ratio. Those of you who know me, realize that I was hoping to find highest velocity at 20", but my chronograph won't lie just because I'm a fan of shorter barrels. The .204 Ruger, on the other hand, seems to deliver pretty much everything the larger-cased calibres offer while requiring far less powder. In fact, Hornady advertises this ammo as being loaded to normal pressures, to promote long barrel life and good performance. .204 ruger a barrel burner with heavy bullets? Don’t think for a second that I blame you, It is a ton of fun to shoot these cartridges! Reviews: Top 3 Best .204 Ruger Rifle For 2018 Ruger American Rifle 204 Ruger 22 In. Well to make a long story short it didn't shoot. They were developed in a 24" test barrel. It has been rumored that the .204 Ruger is based on a .223 Remington (5.56mm) case. "For these tests I chose a T/C Contender in 24" length as a starting point. Well it shot about 1 1/2" groups with factory ammo. At 14" it was impossible to get five dependable readings – because of this extreme blast – so my test was terminated at this length. Summary. 8 oz. Each one prints a .5 MOA group or less with the right loads. It has hammer-forged twist barrel. Click Here To Enter. Note: As Fred mentions on this page, you will experience severe muzzle blast in 204 Ruger pistols. With velocities in the 4000+fps range but with very minimal powder usage inquiring minds want to know . I was pulling objects off shelves 30 feet away. The 204 Ruger I am guessing would loose about 180 to 240 FPS, MINIMUM, with a 6" decrease in barrel length. Hunters will surely like the compact 6.62-pound rifle with a molded polymer stock. 2013-14 TBC-- 52, Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting, Shooting sports of all kinds, amateur astronomer/astrophotographer,Bible studies, guitars. 1500-2000 rounds is the normal life span of a barrel in a 204. Hand Right Hand Number of Barrels 1 Number of Magazines 1 Receiver Matte Blued Safety Two Position Thumb Stock Matte Black Synthetic Trigger Single Stage Unit Weight I have a 17 hmr so 22 hornet isn't all that interesting.. i'm guessing if 204 looks to be short I'll end up putting a 260 pipe on it. Barrel Matte Blued Barrel Length 26.00 in Caliber .204 Ruger Firearm Capacity 5 + 1 Firearm Model Model 700 SPS Varmint Firearm Type Centerfire Rifle Firearm Weight 8 lb. 36 months ago . It was my intention to go all the way to a 10" barrel. - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: One of the guys at work and I were talking about this round and we are wondering what kind of barrel life people are getting out of the rifles ? View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User … Joined: Aug 19, 2008 Messages: 1,235 Location: in the sticks of nc. This rifle is a 100% American-made rifle sporting the newest innovations from Ruger. At the time of its introduction in 2004, the .204 Ruger was the second highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber. As an example, a 22-250 (a known "barrel eater") has a .224" bullet and a shoulder diameter of .4142" or a ratio of about 1.85:1 The higher the ratio, the faster the throat will wear from erosion. I have no answer for the fact that my test showed a high velocity of 200 fps slower than advertised – probably just a difference in testing procedure. .204" bullets have a higher BC than .224" bullets of the same weight. Another barrel life be dammed choice is … were pushed through the bore after the cutting and recrowning processes, and to assure a clean bore for each test group. A Ruger Model 77 MKII Target .204 Ruger with a 26-inch barrel was used to check velocities of factory loads. Or what kind of barrel life one could expect ? BBL life on .204 Ruger is excellent, many suggest it is longer than .223 Remington. The .204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Hornady and Ruger. These maintain better overall performance in short barrels due to their smaller cases and powder charges. Best of luck with whichever way you decide to go. Likewise if you shoot stupidly fast cartridges or load your rounds hot, you will likely experience shorter barrel life. The formula I have estimates 3600 rounds for the.223 vs 1500 for the.204 Ruger. at about 18" length I started getting frequent "error" readings – from muzzle blast. You can buy … . During the past summer months, I had an oppor­tunity to use the latest factory loads and guns in “heated” shooting sessions on over- populated prairie dog … Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 1858rem, Feb 6, 2009. Note: As Fred mentions on this page, you will experience severe muzzle blast in 204 Ruger pistols. The .204 Ruger is one of my favorite rounds for any number of reasons, like. The cartridges are smaller and about 400 or so, or 700-800 for a 2 day can be toted around during some high volume rodent shoot. Here's hoping this data is of interest and may help our shooters in making ideal decisions in length for their needs. $609.89 . Glen RIP Russ,Blaine & Darrell!! 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