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    .204 ruger

    i know it has little to do with deer stalking but has any one got a 204? im thinking of spending a serious amount of money on a bespoke varminter and would fancy it in .204. ive read some negative comments recently so would be keen for you sages to pass on some of your solon like wisdom.

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    hello 300, saw an article about the .20 satan in the shooting sports and it sounded just the job. main trouble is im too lazy to reload! i dont know alot about the tac, do you know where i can get some info?

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    Hi Big Dan

    A mate of mine has just got a howa in .204 and to say he's happy with it would be a understatement . he's had 17hmr ,223, and a 243 all for mr fox
    and he swears this howa is the best rifle he has ever had and he loves .204
    as well

    I have herd that they can be a bit of a barrel burner , but i remember getting told that about 22.250, and i dont see many complaints from those guys

    so who knows


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    20 Tac is the one to go for out of the .20 calibres but you need to relaod for it. It all depends on what your using it for. I nearly spent a small fortune on a custom .204 but im glad i didnt in the end. Lets face it, if your buying a .20 calibre its more than likely going to be used for foxing and i bet 95% of foxes shot are under 200 yards. As flat shooting as the .20 cals are they give no real advantage over normal foxing ranges than a .22 CF


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    From what I can make out, 99% of the people who slag off 204s have never owned one. I have a .17HMR, a .22-250 (dedicated NV rig) and two .308s (one's a stalking rifle, the other a long-range tool). That leaves me with a gap for a lightweight rifle for long-range daylight varminting - I chose .204R as the answer to my needs. If the Devon & Cornwall Firearms Dept. ever get my FAC back to me, I'll be buying one ASAP. My problem, however, is finding a decent quality rifle in this calibre:

    Sauer (my first choice) don't make a .204R, and getting a barrel made for one seems nigh-on impossible (Border can't help).
    I thought the Sako 85 action was nasty - the bolt rattled around like a stone in a tin can.
    Kimbers don't have detachable mags (but they do hold 6 rounds, so I might waver on that one).
    I'd prefer a better quality rifle than the CZ.
    Tikkas and Howas don't float my boat.

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    +1 for that post Paddy, the make is a dilemma for me in that calibre


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    get a 20TAC built on a predator or batt action , this caliber is the best of the 20s firing a 39grn bullet at 4000fps for 39grns of powder . True most foxes are killed inside 200yrds at night but if you want a round that will get the long ones the TACs for you

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    that should say 23.5grns of powder

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    that should say 23.5grns of powder

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