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by Jim White
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

Some powders will follow others w/o accuracy issues but others won't. I have notes I've taken through the years on this issue but I can't lay my hands on it at the moment and besides, there's a lot of new powders in recent years that I haven't any idea about.
by Jim White
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup

What distance are you shooting at? If it's 200 yards thats pretty darn good. On a like day [weather wise] see if the loads are repeatable. If these were done @ 100 yds, if possible, try them at 200 yds and see how they do. HTH
by Jim White
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

Brian, when you tested these loads were they all tested in one shooting session or over several outings? I'm curious for a couple of reasons; a. I see several different powders in the list and when switching powders some will take several shots to settle down unless the firearm is cleaned and re-sea...
by Jim White
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

Pardoner, you're one of the first that I've heard that your 204 didn't like 32 grain pills. Mine also like the 35 Berger & the 39 SBK.

Jim
by Jim White
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup

I may have miss spoke, I use 39-gr SBK, vice 32 grains. Either way, all of my 204's shoot much better up near the top of the charge vice the lower and middle bands.
by Jim White
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: 39gr H4895 OCW Load workup

Your groups for 26.8 looks just like my 5-shot groups of 27.9 gr @ 200 yds with the same bullet with my CZ527. IIRC, the max load [at the time per the manuals] was 28.1 although I used RP brass vice WW. Mine shoots like that still today and for what ever reason, all of my 204's shoot best up near ma...
by Jim White
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Rifle advice!
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: Rifle advice!

If you want an all around rifle (bench & walking) a CZ527 Varmint is a pretty good choice and used to be reasonably priced, although I haven't checked lately. I have a CZ527 American that I use exclusively for walking and occasionally on the bench in very windy days. Its light with a short sporter b...
by Jim White
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: 221 Fireball vs 20 Vartarg
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 221 Fireball vs 20 Vartarg

I too own both and these two gents nailed it. It's a hard choice but ballistically, the 20VT gives it a slight edge. As far as cost, I've found that powder wise they're both about the same for me, the only difference may be in the price of the bullet. The 221 may give you more bullet options dependi...
by Jim White
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

Those that have the ones you mentioned rave about them so you probably won't go wrong with any of them...Jim
by Jim White
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

It sounds like you have a wealth of experience reloading and I'll be looking forwarding to reading about it. There is a wealth of help and knowledge here especially for the 204 but others as well.

Welcome,

Jim
by Jim White
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Bore solvent
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Bore solvent

That makes sense. Also there are aluminum jags too to prevent false readings when cleaning.
by Jim White
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Bore solvent
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Bore solvent

Stainless steel brushes? I must say you're the first person I've heard of in years that recommends using those on barrels. Personally I don't but when I'm using more chemicals than elbow grease I'll use Nylon.
by Jim White
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Big Game
Topic: Arctic Grizzly
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Arctic Grizzly

What a trip, and thanks for sharing. You'll have to post a story about the drive up there. I've been looking into that myself since I have a youngster stationed in Anchorage.

Thanks again,

Jim
by Jim White
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

Hi, everyone! Newbie here. I'm hoping to own a Ruger one of these days, but for now, it's the learning curve for me. By the looks of it, I'll be able to learn a lot from the helpful members of this forum. Cheers! Welcome, and I'll add; you definitely came to the right place. There's plenty of help ...
by Jim White
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself...
Replies: 847
Views: 125122

Re: Tell us about yourself...

I thank you all for having me and hope to have fun, learn from, and share with you! Welcome Dave. Ever since I shot a 204 the first time I was hooked as most here probably were too. Incidentally, my first 204 Ruger was [and still is] a CZ-527 American; it's a darn nice walk around rifle. Jim