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Thread: Reloading for 204

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    Reloading for 204

    So 204 is arriving this week so to is reloading brass and heads. I already load for 223 so have some powders. I have found data for benchmark, H335, TAC, X-terminator and N133 all of which I have but most of N133 and Benchmark.
    Does anyone have any experience with these powders? If so which would you recommend I start with?



    Ps sorry forgot to say loading 39gr SBK heads.

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    Hi BE

    i load for the 204, I use 32gr vmax and 39gr blitz kings. With the 32's I started at 26gr h335 and worked up to a nice accurate load on 28gr which is pretty fast. On the 39's I started on 23gr h335 and worked up to a nice load of 25gr. I hear blc2 is one of the best powders for the 204 but I haven't managed to get my hands on any yet.

    cheers bb

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    I am a big fan of Benchmark, if you have that, I would start there. I have a tub and a half left, which I am saving for my 22/250, don't know when I will be able to get some more.

    I am currently using Reloder 10X in my 204 which works very well. I have a tub of BLC2 on hand which I will try next when the 10x is done.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Thanks guys that's really helpful. It is a big decision at present not knowing what will be available have a full tub of H335 and two tubs Benchmark so will give both a go and see which is best.


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    Two tubs of Benchmark should get you towards 600 rounds. Go with that for now, more stock will turn up.

    I have had great results with benchmark in 22/250, 260, and a 30/06. It's a very versatile powder.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    I'm getting very good results with benchmark and the 39 sierras and my mate is getting good results with n133 and the 40 v max so you should be ok.

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