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Old August 21, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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.204 Ruger for coyotes

Found a Rem. 700 SS SPS sporter barrel in .204 Ruger and topped it off with a Buckmaster 4.5x14. What's your favorite factory load and and hand load recommendation. Going to shoot it Saturday with Hornaday VMAX 32 gr.. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Old August 21, 2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Good luck, for the critters I would try the 40 gr v-max it has better cofficent balistics even better than the .223/5.56.
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Old August 21, 2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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I don't use factory loads but I do use 32 gn V-max in my Ruger #1 in 204.

Shot several coyotes, never shot one twice. The 204 works. I like the velocity of the 32 grainers.
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Old August 29, 2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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range trip

Wow do I like the .204, accurate with the 32 gr vmax and I'm plannng to try it on coyotes this weekend.
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Old August 30, 2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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It is a great cartridge for a coyote. Cliff
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Old August 30, 2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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Great coyote gun. Bang, flop.
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Old September 1, 2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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Great coyote gun. Bang, flop.
Add an extra "flop" or two if he's at a dead run!
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