I bought a Savage 204 just to try out the caliber and have found it to be one of my favorites. Specials and Promotions. Same with … Specifically, a Savage model 12. It allowed your 30-06 to also double as a varmint rifle. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Go. I used to use a 223, I lost a few coyotes. Here’s a look at three of the best. I am looking at the savage model 25 LV-T, it seems to be a good deal for everything you get. It is a really cool round. Thread starter dakor; Start date Feb 7, 2020; 1; 2; Next. by Prairie Ghost » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:35 pm I lost two coyotes with it that i thought should have been right there good shots in the chest. Some say the 204 is great and others say it's not enough. Vs. .22-250 Rem. We used a 17 HMR and my buddy had a 204 Ruger up in Michigan... we were usually shooting in 20-40 acre meadows and had good wind break. One coyote I shot was about a 180 to 190 yard frontal shot and my point of impact was a little right of where I intended to hit. Feb 7, 2020 #1 I am on the fence with what do build for a coyote calling rifle. Hornady originated it and has the load with the fastest MV, the 24-grain NTX bullet at 4400 fps. toolsofthetrade Senior Member. Go. However, the .22-250 and .220 Swift each have significantly more case capacity than the .204 and .223. Using stretching board as fleshing board? They are different classes of cartridge. The 22-250 is too much power for close in, but, just right is the majority of your shots all have to be long ones at 400-600yds...... this is usually the rifle pulled out at the end of the season when the animals have smarten'd up and are not coming inclose. The favorite choices are, unfortunately, big caliber hunting rifles. 474 Posts . I'm looking to buy a new coyote gun and I get mixed answers on the 22-250 vs the 204 . The 204 is a hyper velocity cartridge in the same class as the Swift, 22-250 & 17 Rem. If you are not great with a scope - and you buy a 223 Remington, get a BSA 'Sweet 223'. How do you think about the answers? I'd never get rid of my 22-250 or my 223's for that matter but I am liking the 204 this time around. And for those that are, realize this: A bolt-action .22-250 and an AR-15 .223 firing the same 53-grain V-Max have a difference in drop of less than 2.5 inches at 300 yards (6.7-inch drop vs. 9-inch drop). Page 1 of 2 - .204 Ruger vs .223 Remington/5.56 - posted in General Firearm Discussion: Looking for a dedicated coyote rifle instead of using my deer rifle. Top #370194 - 01/12/06 12:33 AM Re: 204 Ruger ammo Vs. coyotes coalpinr Junior Member Registered: 11/14/05 Posts: 38 Loc: western CO 40gr. … Why arent AR's made for long range? It has target turrets for different weights of bullets - once calibrated you can instantly move the scope's zero from 50-400yds and more. The best rifle to help you catch your prey is the famous 204 Ruger. And I’ve used most of them plus the excellent 204 Ruger, but I keep landing back at 22-250 Remington as the ideal compromise. 1 of 2 Go to page. Thread starter dakor; Start date Feb 7, 2020; Prev. Its virtues include an unusually flat trajectory, mild recoil, outstanding accuracy, modest muzzle report and velocities of 4,225 fps with 32-grain bullets or 3,900 fps with 40-grain versions. Which would make a better coyote hunting rifle out to 350 yards? The ideal coyote hunting cartridge is flat shooting, highly accurate, and won’t ruin pelts. I want no pelt damage and something that can kill out to 300 yards. EDIT : I have also had a .17 Remington Mag. I have found .204 Ruger to be flatter-shooting and bucks the wind better, and I'm using the Sierra 32gr BlitzKing bullet. Hopefully I can start reloading soon for reasons Utahcaller … Fishing. Most all bolt rifles made today - like all the Rugers - are 1:9. I am an Alaskan trapper. The .204 Ruger was formally announced in 2004, was quickly accepted by many varmint shooters and hunters and has become one of the most reloaded rifle cartridges. So do lots of others like the 223 Rem. Efficiency, for sure. Hunting. Where is a good place to get a clip for a 6.5mm Carcano rifle? And for those that are, realize this: A bolt-action .22-250 and an AR-15 .223 firing the same 53-grain V-Max have a difference in drop of less than 2.5 inches at 300 yards (6.7-inch drop vs. 9-inch drop). http://www.predatormastersforums.com/forums/ubbthr... Why wont the cylinder on my revolver open now? I have used friends rifles but not real impressed. I was wondering which one is better for long range shooting? 30-06 with normal bullets vs Mr Coyote = Fine Red Mist. On my last coyote outing, I was using a Savage 12VLP in .204 Ruger with a 1 in 11 twist Pac-Nor barrel and finally got a chance to see how the 40 gr. Before you start buying a new rifle - you need to consider where you wil be hunting. 1; 2; First Prev 2 of 2 Go to page. I'd expect a good 223 AR to make shots at 300 yards ... or any caliber you can get an upper for in the center fire calibers. That said 90 percent of the shots will be 200 yards or less. 204 ruger vs 22-250 vs 223 for coyote hunting? A lot of confusion out there. With just 29 grains of TAC powder the .204 can spit a 32-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip 4,150 fps from a 26-inch barrel. Any help would be great. As a practical matter, only five of these are, or are likely to be, heavily used for the purpose: the .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, .243 … Coyote are most active at dusk, night, and dawn - during the day the only ones you will see are the young hungry one that did not find food, or, the old, sick and lame. The 204 would either be shooting a 39 grain sierra or a 40 grain nosler and the 223 would be shooting either a 50 grain nosler or 52 grain sierra. Wind conditions however limit it's range. Thinking of a Savage 16FSS in 204 as a new calling rifle. Accuracy with the Hornady 40 gr factory is well, so-so. You can sign in to vote the answer. 17 Rem vs 204 Ruger for Coyotes. toolsofthetrade Senior Member. To make the 204 Ruger, the 222 Remington Magnum case was necked down to .204 inches (5 mm) and … Laker: The 204 Ruger shoots much flatter and much straighter in the wind than does the 223 Remington (at the ranges you inquired regarding!). By Ron Spomer. They only load the used to make for the 30-06 that would work on coyote were the 'sabots' Remington produced under the brand name 'Accelerator' - there were 55gr 22cal projectiles encased in a 30 cal Sabot. .222 Remington Varmint Rifles. Laker: The 204 Ruger shoots much flatter and much straighter in the wind than does the 223 Remington (at the ranges you inquired regarding!). Quote. Is there a situation in which a 10×25 Monocular would be more suitable than a 15×56 Binoculars ? You know 4000 fps +, if you want it. Even though they both have the same overall length and rim diameter, the .204 Ruger has a slightly greater case capacity than the .223 Remington due to the slightly longer case length (1.85″ vs 1.76″) and steeper shoulder angle (30 degrees vs 23 degrees) of the .204 Ruger. November 11, 2019. NAVY, SR2—Rifle and Pistol, Mauser, Smith&Wesson, SR556, Remington, Browning, Colt, Marlin “Ingenuity coupled with little … 32 vs 40 gr Bullets in 204 - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: My first post on this forum so I'll pick a topic probably already hammered to death. If you reload it's not significant.Performance of 223 vs 204? Since I built my AR-15, I have used it instead. and this is all with a lighter 32 gr v max. If you decide to go for the 223 Remington and you reload - I some get loads for 1:9 twist to 1:7 twist barrels. 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