Re: 204 Ruger
Hello bobg'12, welcome to TFF. You don't need to go to any other forum to find out any information. Given the time, some one will answer your questions.
I loaded the .204 Ruger for about 4 years, until I sold the rifle a few months ago. The obvious question I am going to ask you is - What manual are you using for load data? Then I am going to tell you that I used both Winchester 748 and Varget in mine.
I started out using the 32 grain Hornady V-max bullet with 28 grains of Win 748 with CCI primers. A couple of years later, I found out that MidwayUSA sold a 20 caliber bullet in 34 grains called Dogtown Bullets that were a whole lot cheaper than the Hornady. I started loading the .204 with those bullets being pushed with 27 grains of Varget/CCI primer. Both loads I mentioned were very accurate in my H&R Handi Rifle.
I liked the Dogtown bullets so much that I started buying them in .224 to load in my 5.7X28. They only make them in 17, 20 and 22 caliber, if they made 30 caliber ones I would probably load them in the .308!!
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