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by truckerwalt
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: What rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: What rifle?

i purchased a t/c adventure used from cabelas with the winter camo. after shooting it a few times i realized that the primers were backing out a bit. my gunsmith said that it was probably within factory specs. i asked him if he had ever heard of a .20 practical. he stated that he had built several a...
by truckerwalt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: new here with question about 8208 xbr powder
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: new here with question about 8208 xbr powder

the absolute best load for my .204 model 12 savage is the 39 grain sierra with 25 grains of h-322. i have used 8208 xbr and i think it also shot pretty good but nothing i have tried is better than the h-322.
by truckerwalt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Which 1911??
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Which 1911??

i like a good trigger on an accurate pistol. i bought a springfield range officers model .45 acp. this is a national match pistol with a 2.75 pound trigger. it is extremely accurate pistol and they are sold locally (black sheep of coeur d'alene, idaho) for about $900. it has adjustable sights and i ...
by truckerwalt
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Muzzle velocity from Tikka T3X varmint 23.5"
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Muzzle velocity from Tikka T3X varmint 23.5"

you might try a load using H-4198 and 32 grain hornady v-max bullets. in my .20 practical using 24.1 grains with a 22" bbl chronographed 4043 fps. this is a .223 case necked down to .204 and very accurate in my t/c venture. this rifle comes from the factory with a 1 in 10 twist rate. in my .204 ruge...
by truckerwalt
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: What rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: What rifle?

The 204R CAN be a great coyote rifle out to 300-350 yards or so. The bullet of choice, however, is the 35 grain Berger MHP and shoots well in 1:12 barrels. As far as I know, you have to load your own, though. The 32 grain V-Max is awesome for rodents but is not a coyote bullet, not even close. Also...
by truckerwalt
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: What rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: What rifle? .204 thompson/center venturer/ .20 practical

i recently purchased a t/c .204 ruger used and found it seemed to have excessive head space--the primers had backed out a bit. i already have 2 other .204's so i asked my gunsmith if he had ever heard of the 20 practical. he said he had built several and had everything so that it would be a very eas...
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: brass options
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: brass options

nosler brass cost me $92.00 per 100 a year ago. I could buy 100 loaded rounds of hornady for $80.00 at that time.
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: BL C(2) and Sierra 39 gr BK help
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: BL C(2) and Sierra 39 gr BK help

with the .204 39 gr. sierra's , 25 grains H-322 powder and rem. 7.5 primers if you can find them work great
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Primer choices
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Primer choices

I have always had the best luck with the rem. 7.5 primers and the worst accuracy with cci-400 and cci-450. fed primers were nest best to the rem.
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: H322 in the 204R
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: H322 in the 204R

try 39 grain sierra's, 25 grains of H-322 and 7.5 rem. primers. it shoots inside .188" for me
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Which 204 brass is better for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Which 204 brass is better for reloading?

Stay away from Winchester brass--I can hardly believe they still try to make it. the last two bags of that brand I bought there were several that had cracked or useless brass new out of the box. I just used some .300 wsm brass with oversize case rims that would not eject from the bolt face. then I b...
by truckerwalt
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: bolt face to Lands Savage M12fv
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: bolt face to Lands Savage M12fv

I have a savage mod. 12 fv. it has along jump to the lands but not to worry using 39 grain sierra's and 25 grains H-322 and Rem 7 1/5 primers it puts four bullets in about .188" at 100 yards. at 69 years I might not shoot as good as you but .188" groups makes me very happy.
by truckerwalt
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: WSM .223
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: WSM .223

hoppes will get the copper out but you have to soak the bbl really good and let it set over nite. it might need to be done several nights . another thing I use is copper killer it takes time and elbow grease to clean up a badly coppered barrel. I have found a product called PB Blocker which when use...
by truckerwalt
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: .223 howa 20" .223 rem.
Replies: 3
Views: 370

.223 howa 20" .223 rem.

I have a howa 1500 with a 20 inch bbl. 1 in 9 inch twist. using 69 grain nosler custom competition and 23.2 grains of ar-comp I have put as my best all time group at 100 yards 4 rounds that measured .164"!! not all of my groups are that good but over all they are always quite good groups with that l...
by truckerwalt
Sat May 28, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: X-terminator powder NEEDED!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1738

Re: X-terminator powder NEEDED!!!

I called western powder of miles city, mt. the u.s. distributor 406-234-0422---and asked about Accurate 2230/ramshot exterminator and they said they would have it ready to ship within about a month. call them and if it has been shipped maybe they can tell you who is having it on their shelves. good ...