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    See potential in the .204

    Was cleaning up stuff in the garage and found these in my range ammo box from a trip to the range a couple months ago....



    These are from my Bushmaster .204Ruger @ 100yds. The round was 45gr SP Hornady that I bought because they were on sale, so I got them just to sight-in...

    I need to go to the range when I have more time because this .204 fouls very quickly. The barrel will need cleaned often. By the time I was sighted in and started using other weight bullets, the groups were opening quick.

    Should do better with the CMC trigger to/too/tu.....

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    Re: See potential in the .204

    It is there. You just have to make it sing.
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    It's diameter is .277..........the number of the Beast.

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    Those .204s are a hoot to shoot. Is that an AR upper chambered in .204? That would be cool. Never occurred to me before. I must own one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle BS View Post
    Those .204s are a hoot to shoot. Is that an AR upper chambered in .204? That would be cool. Never occurred to me before. I must own one.
    Yes. It is a Bushmaster that was made for Cabela's as a Cabels'a Exclusive...... It is the same as the Remington VTR Predator Carbine (made by BM for Rem) without the camo.

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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Kiddie toys



    accurate little Kiddie toys




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    Kiddie toys



    accurate little Kiddie toys



    I hope so! Wish I had it dialed in already. Place where my brother and I hunted rabbits last fall was infested with groundhogs. Every multiflower rose bush had a hole or three under it. Every rabbit the beagles got up went straight in a hole. There is a nice lean-to tractor shed at the bottom of the hill. Should have good shots from 50-400 yards, but it will be grown up in another month. Biggest want for the fall is a coyote pelt.
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    This one had no load development
    I just fed it the same load my bolt gun likes ......

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    I don't reload (yet). So it is just finding the best factory load.




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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Quote Originally Posted by jbp-ohio View Post
    The barrel will need cleaned often.
    Joe, I find Montana Extreme Copper Killer, to be WONDERFUL for removing fouling QUICKLY.
    Though I recommend using it in a well ventilated area. It's quite odoriferous
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Quote Originally Posted by knitepoet View Post
    Joe, I find Montana Extreme Copper Killer, to be WONDERFUL for removing fouling QUICKLY.
    Though I recommend using it in a well ventilated area. It's quite odoriferous
    Thanks. I'll add that to my Midway order. I need a bore cleaning guide and a chamber brush.
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Man I HATE MidwayUSA............. Went there to order three things and ended up spending $90 on 6 items.
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Quote Originally Posted by jbp-ohio View Post
    I don't reload (yet). So it is just finding the best factory load.




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    Joe the Hornady 32 grain V max shot well and I like the brass too.

    I have shot a couple coyotes with that bullet and they didn't like it much

    So you have an AR in 204 and don't reload yet

    I think my mags are faulty they must have holes in the bottom
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Weatherby, you got that rifle dialed in man, great group.

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    Re: See potential in the .204

    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherby View Post
    Joe the Hornady 32 grain V max shot well and I like the brass too.

    I tried those, but the barrel was already fouled. Next time I will be better prepared

    I have shot a couple coyotes with that bullet and they didn't like it much

    Hope to find that out in the fall

    So you have an AR in 204 and don't reload yet

    No, fortunately (or unfortunately) I don't get out to shoot often. Even less time to reload. Don't plan on a lot of target shooting with it. I want a HB upper for that, and it will be .223

    I think my mags are faulty they must have holes in the bottom
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    Re: See potential in the .204

    I can't shoot like you guys.....that group was only shot at 45 yards

    It came from the initial sight in/scope zero day.

    That was however it's first group on paper.

    I was awfully happy to show it to Hunter though and let him know he had a good one for a first rifle.

    He's shot it several times already this spring and him and that rifle are getting well acquainted.

    Given enough range sessions he'll be able to shoot better than me by the end of the year

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