204 & .222 v steel gong.

orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 7,731 Senior Member
Was up at the range yesterday with the intention of firing some of the loads I am working up for the 204...............only problem was that I left the loads at home and grabbed the Hornady factory ammo box. :bang:

Oh well, it gave me an excuse to burn up some of the factory rounds :tooth:

Decided to try and hit the 100m gong with the 204 ( standing shot).

Then decided to compare the hole with a .222 round from the suppressed Sako.

Here is the front of the gong..............222 is the top hole , 204 below it.

Bullet for the 204 was the 45gr sps........the .222 bullet was the 50gr sps.

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Here is the reverse side ( 222 on top, 204 below it)

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Dug around in the bank behind the gong and found the 204 bullet.......here is the pic of the front of what was left.......

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....and the back of the same bullet............

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Couldn't find the 222 bullet in the bank.

Decided to shoot some groups at 100m with the factory ammo and the second 3 shot group measured .333.

Then decided to shoot a couple of groups at 200m. Bloodhound managed a 1.29" 3 shot group, best I could do was a 1.87". Wind was blowing steadily from the front right quarter at about 15knots with gusts to 20+

After shooting the 200m groups I dug around in the sandy soil backstop and managed to find one of the bullets.

Here it is.................

Front ..........

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Back............

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The more I shoot the 204 the more I love it. Should have bought one when they first came out.
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

Replies

  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    My favorite round....
  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    Is the gong a mild steel of some type or a cast iron?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,866 Senior Member
    Impressive :worthy:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    farm boy wrote: »
    Is the gong a mild steel of some type or a cast iron?

    Its an old manhole cover.......cast iron judging by the looks. All .22's including 'stingers etc just 'splatter' against it. We normally use it for plinking with the 22's at 100 metres.

    ( When we shoot it with suppressed rifles and using subsonics, the noises are Pffffft...............Ting. There is a distinctive delay between the 2 sounds. With HV rounds the 'Ting' is almost instantaneous)
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    I love 100 yard steel with a .22 lr. I need to make a smaller target for my .22 shooting, even open sighted rifles were ~90% hit from 110 yards on a 12"x14" plate. I got bored shortly.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,255 Senior Member
    A telling post. I don't have a .204 but do have a .222 and I love it. It's not a quarter MOA rifle, but will do the job.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,508 Senior Member
    So YOU'RE the guy who's shooting holes in the gongs!
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