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Old May 25, 2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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204 Ruger with H335

I have had a couple 204s and have found Benchmark to work really good in them but I just bought a Savage model 12 BTCSS which seems to like H335 over Benchmark. Has any one else had this experience?
If you compare ballistics these powders are very close
( grains , vel, and pressure) also a couple manuals use mag primers in their data has any one compared them.( std to mag).
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Old May 25, 2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in how mag primers work in the 204. That's a pretty small case and a very light bullet. I wonder if mag primers might unseat the bullet? I don't know if it would be a real concern or not. I haven't tried any powder besides Benchmark in my Ruger m77. It LOVES Benchmark. 1/2 MOA or less, consistently.
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Old May 25, 2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Brian I have had 2 other 204s a pro hunter and a 700 VTR both shot the best with Benchmark but not this Savage. In fact I was at the range this AM to run another set of test loads. Benchmark was 1/2" or better and H335 with 26.5 gr and 27 grs. were .320 and .410. I have run that same string of test loads (3 shots) 4 times and all have been the same results. H335 at 26.5 and 27 gr have all been sub 1/2"MOA. (32 gr sierra blitzking, Remington BR primer, Hornady cases). I am switiching over to Remington brass on my next set of test loads as I found the Hornady seemed low quailty.(brass burrs in flash hole, weights were plus /minus 5 gr).
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Old May 25, 2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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Do you have speed data?
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Old May 26, 2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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No at this point I have not chronographed any thing.
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