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.223 or .204 ruger for varminting

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The .223 can take down varmints out to about 300 yards depending on rifle, scope, shooter, etc. But it's also easy to comeby and very affordable.
 

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Agreed, I'd rather have the versatility and affordability of the 223, as well as the larger selection of rifles in that chambering.

I've heard that the 204 can be a real tackdriver though.
 

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I'd say .204

Yeah, the .223 will be a lot cheaper to shoot, but check out a ballistics chart and the .204 blows it away. In my opinion there's a big difference in the two. If you're wanting something you can shoot A LOT, then go with the .223 simply based on the fact that it's cheap and still a very accurate and respectable round. Otherwise, for occasional plinking and varmit hunting, step up to the .204 (or even .22-250)
 

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at4rxj said:
I'd say .204

Yeah, the .223 will be a lot cheaper to shoot, but check out a ballistics chart and the .204 blows it away. In my opinion there's a big difference in the two. If you're wanting something you can shoot A LOT, then go with the .223 simply based on the fact that it's cheap and still a very accurate and respectable round. Otherwise, for occasional plinking and varmit hunting, step up to the .204 (or even .22-250)
Yeap, same here. If you reload the the 204 is awesome. If not the 223 is a ton of fun and cheap to shoot.
Just depends on what you want.
 

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seagullslayer1 said:
ok im goin with the .223 thx for your help everybody
Good choice. Just make sure you research to get the best .223 rifle to fit your needs.
 
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