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Old November 17, 2007, 12:33 PM   #1
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Reloading data for the Ruger 204

I recently purchased a Savage 12FV in 204 ruger.I am having trouble finding data on loads,1 source says 1 thing and then another says almost the opposite.does anyone know of a reliable source of info,bullet weight,powder,primer ect. Thanks ELMO
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Old November 17, 2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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http://www.handloads.org/loaddata/de...Powder&Source=
http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

There's a couple for you.
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Old November 17, 2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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204 reloading data

Just type 204 ruger reloading data into google and you will find several pages of sites with reloading data for the 204 ruger. I don't think you can duplicate the factory round as of yet but can come very close. I have had very good accurate results with my 204 Ruger varmint rifle using 32 gr hornady v-max with 28.5 gr Hodgden BL-c (2) powder and cci primers with Win cases. I had some signs of high pressure (raised and burned primers) when I went closer to the max listed for the BL-c (2) so I backed down to 28.5 gr and have not had a problem and have hole in hole accuracy with this load. Definately a nice round to shoot prairy puppies with. Low recoil allows you to watch it to the end. I hope this helps, start at the low end and check your cases.
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Old November 17, 2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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The Hornady loading manual has loads for the 204 Ruger. Buy a manual.
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Old November 17, 2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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Try this: http://www.204ruger.com/204_data.php


Lots of good info for this sweet-shooting caliber.
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Old November 17, 2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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Thanks Fellas I have a manual but it is 4 years old and the 204 isn't in it
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