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Old January 26, 2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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anyone here have any 204 ruger pet loads ?

broke in the barrel on my .204 build yestrerday and started working up some loads for it. 1 -11 26 inch Criterion barrel. Just curious to see if anyone here has played with a 11 twist 26 inch barreled .204 and what powder bullet combo gave the best results.

So far the factory 32 gr Hornady ammo has set the mark, but I understand they use a factory blended powder for that ammunition.

Powders available right now are Varget, TAC, and RL10x. on hand bullets are 34 gr Midway dogtowns and 39 gr Sierra Blitzkings . Played with the Varget a bit yesterday and while everything from 27 - 28.5 grains was under 1 MOA with the best at 28.0 and a .4 MOA group the factory stuff was consistent at sub .5 MOA and cooking along at 4100 + FPS.
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Reloader 10X around 24.5 to 25.2
Hornady Brass
Fed 205m primers
34 HP's
2.260 COL
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Old January 27, 2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Norma Brass
CCI BR primers
32gr V-Max
28.0gr Benchmark (Hodgdon max)
2.250 OAL

Ruger M77 MkII, Jard trigger 13 ounces

Only 3 shots but .368 MOA 100 yards, consistently around 1/2 MOA at 100, 3/4 at 400

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