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I rember that this cartirge 204 Ruger was being introduced this year with a lot of fan fare....but seeems to died off.....what ever happened???? Anyone own or shoot one?
 

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I saw 4 of them at the range today. I wouldn't mind having one, but it has no purpose for me. A few of the guys who "Squirrel Hunt" have related that out to 70/90 yards they are a devastating bullet to the squirrels, according to the reports that come back. As to accuracy, at 4,200 fps, they usually group at 3/8 of an inch or less.
 

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There is an article about them in American Rifleman and reloading them.
I'm with Gyrene, they have no purpose for me. They CLAIM barrel life is up to a few thousand rounds. Thats about a years worth of shooting for me and the barrel is shot out. Not worth it.
What would you really use it for except targets? I wouldnt try to take a deer with it. Maybe a javelina or smaller. Although the 4200 fps does make up for the small bullet I would take the 17 HMR for the small stuff and a much bigger caliber for the large stuff.
Its a round that really isnt needed.
 
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