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r08ert209cali
11-03-2008, 5:11 PM
Looking for some feedback I have a chance to get a low round count 700 sps varmint for 495.00.What do you guys think.It's a 204 ruger caliber.looking to do some 5-700 yard shootin.will either swap stocks or do a bed job.as far as optics maybee a super sniper or nikon.should I get it or order one new in say 22-250 or 308.

nobs11
11-03-2008, 5:48 PM
The 204 gives you longer barrel life over the 22-250. Very accurate. It has minimal recoil.

For long range shooting I'd get a 308. Also your equation might change based on whether you plan to buy factory ammo or reload. The 308 has a wide variety of loads available. If you reload, it's moot. But the 204 is a great round. I used to have a 22-250 that I shot the crap out of. I might pick up a 204 at some point. Get a 204 AND a 308 :)

savage1
11-04-2008, 2:55 AM
I love my .204, but asking a 35 grain bullet to stay on track at 700 yds is a bit much to ask. 400 yds, no problem, but that is beginning to push it. It is a great round, excellent barrell life, minimal recoil, shoots flat. Not a ton of loads available unless you handload, but there are enough to have some fun.

r08ert209cali
11-04-2008, 5:12 AM
definitely going to handload.I will probably pick it up.I like the chambering.