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Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 3, 2010 at 10:28 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 3, 2010 at 12:37 pmPost count: 197
I really like the .204. It is a good caliber for coyotes. I use the 40 grain hornady vmax. Half the time the bullet exits and the other half it stays in.
I am just about an inch high at 100, dead on at 200, and 4 inches low at 300; finally 12 inches low at 400. My furthest shot is somewhere in the ball park of 330-375 (I dont know for sure). I think this round works well, it is very quick and depending on what you shoot now…that may take a while for you to figure out the appropriate lead on a running coyote or game animal. It took me a little while. I kept shooting right in front of the nose for the longest time. Sometimes it’s hard to break old habits. However, now that I have that figured out, I just put the bullet on the tip of the nose and it usually ends up in the boiler maker. Of course distance makes a big impact here as well.
I would recommend the .204, if it is an option for you. I use mine all the time. Let me know if you have any questions.
However, this is just my option.Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 3, 2010 at 12:29 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 2, 2010 at 9:40 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 2, 2010 at 12:10 amPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 1, 2010 at 6:51 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantJanuary 1, 2010 at 3:04 amPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 29, 2009 at 10:52 pmPost count: 197
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(in Part)…….What kind of calls do you use?
Today it was my old standby Crt’R-Calls….. Green one is a pee-wee and the Orange is the magnum.
I have been trying to get my Sceery cottontail and Ruffidawg jackrabbit to work for me lately. Have you used either one of those before?Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 29, 2009 at 10:03 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 28, 2009 at 6:12 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 28, 2009 at 1:59 pmPost count: 197
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What should I do with the gun. I would like another .17, but Remington doesn’t have any others…that I am aware off.
I like those 17’s as well. At 100 yards they are deadly. I bought a Ruger .204 a few years ago for predator hunting and I love it. They have fairly high velocity; which it took a little while for me to figure out how far to lead the coyotes at what distance. They shoot fairly flat to 200 and have around a ~4″ drop at 300 and ~13″ at 400. These numbers are all if you are 0 at 100 yards. If you do 2″ high at 100 yards; that gives you more distance.
There are several different grain bullets that you can shoot. I have chooses the Hornady 40 grain VMax bullet…But a lot of guys use that Hornady 32 grain VMax bullet and sware by it.
That is what I would do…I may try to contact Ruger and ask for more money…it might be a useless exercise, but you should ask for the price difference between the .204 and the .17 that you bought.
Good luck, let me know what you decided to do.Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 26, 2009 at 6:08 amPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 23, 2009 at 10:45 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 23, 2009 at 6:34 pmPost count: 197Ruger 204ParticipantDecember 20, 2009 at 12:30 amPost count: 197
So how many is that so far…you guys are getting it done that’s for sure. I haven’t got out yet this after dogs…but I did see a few the first weekend of second season. I gave them a pass waiting for the deer to show up. I can’t wait to hit the gravel with my buddy and try to put a little fur on the tailgate.