New to 204 R

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hunter24605
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.204 Ruger Guns: CZ 527 Varmint

New to 204 R

Post by hunter24605 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:00 am

Hey, folks..New guy here..I recently acquired a NIB (truthfully its second hand, but never fired & still in the box) CZ 527 Varmint 204 R (24"bbl, 1:12). I've been reloading for several years but not any experience with this critter...I've read and read until I think I have information overload, so I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered..I have a large supply of powder that I use in my .223's and I've narrowed that list down to some I think are appropriate for the 204 Ruger. And a big supply of Rem 7 1/2 BR primers. I also have 500 39 gr SBK's that were included with the rifle, so I guess I'll start with those. The powders I have are:

CFE 223
Benchmark
Varget
RL 10X
IMR 4895
H335
H4895
8208 XBR
H332
BL-C(2) (Best in my DMR .223)

Given the rifle's 1:12 twist and the 39 SBK, Is there any particular one that I should look at first, or one I should remove from the list? Or one I'm overlooking? I'm not looking to poach anyone's pet loads or anything, I rather enjoy doing the load work-up.
Thanks!

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jimf
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.204 Ruger Guns: t/c venture

Re: New to 204 R

Post by jimf » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:57 am

rem 7 1/2, sierra 39gr bk, 27 gr imr4895, hornady brass, oal 2.315. Shoots under .4" out of my t/c venture. I believe it is a 1:10.

robert w.
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.204 Ruger Guns: ruger american preditor/cz527

Re: New to 204 R

Post by robert w. » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:03 pm

27.5 cfe 223, 26.4 imr 8208 xbr.start little lighter than this n work up slowly. I like cfe 223 and imr 8208 xbr, but that guy there likes other powder. Im glad we are seeing more and better choices for 204r.
At the start it was they wont last. Well, choices are growing.
Enjoy your new rifle. I got a 527 american n love it

hunter24605
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.204 Ruger Guns: CZ 527 Varmint

Re: New to 204 R

Post by hunter24605 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:35 pm

I use a lot of cfe in my AR's and like it in those that see a bunch of rounds go down the tube, it really does do good keeping copper fouling down, and its pretty speedy and accurate enough for those..In my 20" benchrest AR, BL-C(2) and 77 SMK are 1/4 MOA, so I have a bunch of those two powders on hand.. I'll probably shoot a flat spot test with 8208 this weekend in the 204R and see what it looks like,

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hogan
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.204 Ruger Guns: Mossberg MVP predator
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Re: New to 204 R

Post by hogan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:34 pm

I am loading mine with 27.2 gr. of IMR4895, and having excellent results.
Have also heard good results with the 8208 which I have not tried yet.

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