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#31 ianm

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:20 pm

Virtually every fox i have shot has had no exit wound, simply a tiny hole in and the insides almost liquified, except head shots where if taken front on removes the rear of the skull. A shooting friend of mine had a hornet and after using mine got rid and bought a T3 stainless lite .204. The proprieter  of my local gunshop who has used .222 for years on fox has ordered himself one after trying the calibre. What you experienced was probably due to defective ammo, it couldn't be anything else really. I wouldn't use Hornady vmax, the best by far are nosler varmagedons 32 grn hollow points, absolutely devastating.

 

Just read that article and he is using Hornady ammo, say's it all for me. My home loads are actually faster than the Hornady factory stuff over a real world chrono. To get the best out of this calibre you need to reload, but then again the same is true of a lot of others. I used a .223 for quite a long time and the only problem i had with it was Hornady ammo, however i will never go back to .223 after using .204.


Edited by ianm, 05 January 2015 - 01:39 pm.

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#32 DeerhoundLurcherMan

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:19 pm

Sounds like a girls gun to me....


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:29 pm

Sounds like a girls gun to me....

You wouldn't bare your arse to one. ;)


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#34 DeerhoundLurcherMan

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:34 pm

Haha... I would fart and blow it away :tongue2: 

 

...But seriously, are they affected by the wind? Compared to .223? 



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:40 pm

Haha... I would fart and blow it away :tongue2:

 

...But seriously, are they affected by the wind? Compared to .223? 

Not quite as much i have found, possibly due to the speed of the bullet.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:39 pm

I have a 204 and i put 39grn blitzkings down it and i have hit 10" steel targets at 716 yrds with it..droped foxs with it at 384 mtrs dead on the spot ..i like it because you get to see the kill down the scope and its fast and cheap to build your own ammo ...rabbits shot with the 204 .

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:25 pm

 

Haha... I would fart and blow it away :tongue2:

 

...But seriously, are they affected by the wind? Compared to .223? 

Not quite as much i have found, possibly due to the speed of the bullet.

 

 

what 223 twist and bullet weight are you comparing your 204 wind drift with?



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:47 pm

I have a 204 and i put 39grn blitzkings down it and i have hit 10" steel targets at 716 yrds with it..droped foxs with it at 384 mtrs dead on the spot ..i like it because you get to see the kill down the scope and its fast and cheap to build your own ammo ...rabbits shot with the 204 .

 

Obviously a girlie calibre........... :laugh:

 

 

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.223 V-max, somewhere close to 200yards

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:52 pm

.243 V-Max, can't remember the distance but somewhere between 100-200 I think!

 

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and it was just the one bullet!

 

That .204 is definitely a girlie calibre.... :laugh:  :thumbs:


Edited by Deker, 10 January 2015 - 08:54 pm.

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#40 DeerhoundLurcherMan

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:06 pm

.204, girls gun.

.223, chav calibre

.222 gods choice

 

Im learning... :thumbs:


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:55 pm

.243 V-Max, can't remember the distance but somewhere between 100-200 I think!

 

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and it was just the one bullet!

 

That .204 is definitely a girlie calibre.... :laugh:  :thumbs:

did it suffer  :huh: .that rabbit still thinks its eating grass lol. 



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:06 pm

.204, girls gun.

.223, chav calibre

.222 gods choice

 

Im learning... :thumbs:

 

Nah gods choice is .338 Lapua Magnum.

 

Then again God doesn't have an FEO!



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:41 am

 

.204, girls gun.

.223, chav calibre

.222 gods choice

 

Im learning... :thumbs:

 

Nah gods choice is .338 Lapua Magnum.

 

Then again God doesn't have an FEO!

 

Forget your .338 girls gun, .330 Dakota for a light walkaround gun, and a .505 gibbs for rabbits.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:01 am

If you're going to go wildfire, then do it right, .30-378 Weatherby for the light walk around and .577 Tyrannosaur for rabbits (twice the energy of the .505 ;) ).

 

http://en.wikipedia....eatherby_Magnum

 

http://en.wikipedia....577_Tyrannosaur

 

I reckon you could get the Weatherby under the radar of the FEO, if he didn't google it, for deer shooting as on the face of it it's a 30 calibre bullet. Not that I'm suggesting your try. Ammo costs would be horrendous and it would almost certainly pass through with every shot.

 

BTW, I said wildfire but it seems both the above are production cartridges, just very little known.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:31 am

Watched the video for the tyranosour absolutely mental but realistically can it compete with the Hmr


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