First ditto to Redhawks reply,floridaboy said:I have a 22-250 and it is capable of shooting at very long distances. I was told the 204 is very accurate and fast and very capable of long range shots. If any of you own a 204. How do they shoot? Is it worth buying the gun?
What a bunch of whooie. I really don't have time to completely reiterate this topic again so I will ask all of you interested to check out the thread of "which 22-250 to get", posted in this column. Some interesting stuff there. We really beat this one to death. And of course its woodchucker starting all the junk again."accurate" - First at the range. They are as a whole less accurate than a 22-250. Many 22-250's are at the .5 or less (5x5) 5 shot, 5 times at 100. Few .204's are at .5. For factory varmint rifles .5 is the measure and at 400 yards it is appreciated.
Second distance, I prefer 55 grain bullets for long range accuracy in a varmint rifle. Along with this come's more long range killing power than lighter bullets. If you really want to step up one from a 22-250 for long range accuracy I would go upin caliber to a .243 rather than down in caliber to a .204
Thanks 'aulrich'[/color], that's kind of what I though. When the value of a pelt gets cut due to bullet damage by the fur buyer it always makes one look for a less damaging cartridge. Depending on the weather I won't start calling until mid to late October. My son has purchased a Savage M12(left handed) in .204 so I will be helping to work on some loads with him. I'll have to keep a watch on what Nosler brings out for the .204. Thanks again. Lawdogaulrich said:Lawdog
there is just not enough data out there on fur friendliness out there yet. The problem is sutable bullets the current best bet is the 35 gr Berger, but there were only a few guys ussing them last winter. Also there are some rumblings that nosler is getting into the game and I think the fur hunters let them know the want a bullet so we will see what happens there.
Well the Technical Editor, Ray Ordorica, for Gun-Tests.com might think that the .22-250 still reigns as something in the .224 varmint cartridge world but I dont know what it could be. Sales/Popularity goes to the .223 Remington. Velocity goes to the .223 WSSM. Not saying the ..22-250 isnt a great cartridge because it is. It just doesnt reign as anything except to the owners/shooters of the .22-250. LawdogWoodchuck Sniper said:Brother Buckskin,
Because you like to cut and past articles so much about the benefits of the new .204
Here is one just for you.
It is the only "test" I have seen which compares the new .204 and 22 wssm to the old dog 22-250. Guess which one they still list as "king"?
I know how you like to post this kind of stuff, so I thought you would enjoy it. :wink:
To varmint rifle collector's and and avid small bore shooters, I apologize.