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by Darkker
Sat May 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Hunting with the .204 Ruger
Topic: Downsides to the 204 for coyotes
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Downsides to the 204 for coyotes

Tejas is exactly right on bullet importance. In any weight, the Vmax have always been erratic for me. Purely by accident, I found the 34gr Varmint Nightmare bullets to be amazing on coyotes. My only suggestion is keep the shots under 300 yards, OR be very conscientious about bullet placement at that...
by Darkker
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Factory Hornady 204 ammo velocity
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Factory Hornady 204 ammo velocity

I'm in MZ5's camp on this.
Back when the 204 first came into the world, I chrono'd over 200 rounds of various Hornady ammo. Closest was within 100fps of the claim, the worst was off by 350fps.
by Darkker
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Anyone using Norma powder in their 204?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Anyone using Norma powder in their 204?

Yeah, I'm not buying that without some evidence.
by Darkker
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Anyone using Norma powder in their 204?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Anyone using Norma powder in their 204?

Here's what I got from them
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by Darkker
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Powders with low ES and SD
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Powders with low ES and SD

My 204 is the only rifle that it has ever worked in. With an ES over 100 there is always a serious ignition issue, except apparently, magically in the 204 physics don't seem to apply.
by Darkker
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Hodgdon CFE 223 loads?
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: Hodgdon CFE 223 loads?

My M77 Predator has a few loads it shoots very well with, But I prefer the slower node. There is an interesting thing with it, don't just pick a load by the Chrono. My slower and more accurate node shouldn't work on paper. The ES is over 100fps!! So normally you would think there is a serious igniti...
by Darkker
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: New Ruger 6mm Creedmoor rifles
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: New Ruger 6mm Creedmoor rifles

Think he is taking about the guy on YouTube, name is something like: Adudeandsomeguns. It is impressive, but not as unusual as you would think IMO. Been doing it for years with a 308 and recently a 6.5 Creed. The hardest part, aside from the wind murdering your confidence; is getting a decent spotte...
by Darkker
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Nosler accubond lr
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Nosler accubond lr

Maybe a mute point by now...
We got actually deforming the bullet, or the case?
Heavier than that, or more importantly a longer bullet, may not be able to be stabilized in that cartridge without a faster twist.
by Darkker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: H4895 / Sierra Blitzking
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: H4895 / Sierra Blitzking

When you hit "reply, above is a button that says "Img". When you click it, you will see this appear in your reply: "[ img] [ /img]" in between them is where you insert the link to where you have them stored. So, I use photobucket, and would copy the "direct link address...
by Darkker
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Bullets: Boat tail vs. Flat base???
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Bullets: Boat tail vs. Flat base???

The range I'll be speaking of is 100 to 400 yards and my interest is in accuracy. A) It seems to me that boat tail bullets are the most accurate in my .204 & in my .224 caliber rifles, flat base seem to be the most accurate. Is this just a coincidence or some fact? 1. Are there advantages of on...
by Darkker
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: H4895 V IRM4895
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: H4895 V IRM4895

According to Hodgdon, "Extreme powders perform just as well at 125 degrees as they do at 0 degrees." I do not shoot outside those conditions. He was asking what some of the differences were and this is one of them. You told him that powder X was "insenstitive", so he should try ...
by Darkker
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: H4895 V IRM4895
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: H4895 V IRM4895

Temperature insensitivity is NOT a universal property. It is designed for around a set of circumstances. Outside those conditions, and it's a crap shoot at best.
by Darkker
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Seating Depth verus Velocity/Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Seating Depth verus Velocity/Pressure

Unless you get deep enough to seriously compress/impinge on powder space, pressures fall. The case will begin to expand and pressurize the chamber before the bullet completely engraves the lands. This bleeds pressure off. There is a chart floating around from work done by IIRC Brownell. It's express...
by Darkker
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: 34gr cheapies!
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: 34gr cheapies!

Yep, I've shot mountains of the 34gr Varmint Nightmares as well. I'm unashamedly a "made in Murrica!!", so I use CFE. Canister grade powders have a nominal lot allowance for up to 10% differences between lots, so no one can tell you what load to use. No one since the old and now defunct A-...
by Darkker
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Ball vs. Stick powders
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Ball vs. Stick powders

Here's some info you will want when anyone tells you that brand X's powder is or isn't magically extreme: It's not true, in the sense that they mean, or that you want to believe. Here is how powders work in the real world. Temperature insensitive powders are such, based around a specific set of desi...

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