204 Ruger

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

Cartridge
204 Ruger
Firearm Ruger M77 Hawkeye
Barrel Length 24″
Min – Max Case Length 1.850″ +0.0″/-0.020″
Min – Max Cartridge Overall Length 2.125″ – 2.260″
Primer CCI 450 Small Rifle Magnum
Bullet Diameter 0.2045″ +0.0″/-0.003″
Reloading Dies Hornady Custom Grade

 

Bullet Type  Bullet Weight
Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder Charge
Grains
Muzzle Velocity
fps
Muzzle Energy
ft/lbs
Barnes VG 26 29.2 2.260 Re10x 26.5 4277 1056
Barnes VG 26 29.2 2.260 Benchmark 28.0 4132 986
Barnes VG 26 29.2 2.260 IMR3031 24.5 4186 1012
Barnes VG 26 29.2 2.260 RS TAC 29.5 4163 1001
Hornady V-Max 32 29.0 2.245 Re10x 25.5 4024 1151
Hornady V-Max 32 29.0 2.245 CFE 223 31.4 4106 1198
Hornady V-Max 32 29.0 2.245 IMR4198 24.0 3982 1127
Hornady V-Max 32 29.0 2.245 Varmint 28.5 4097 1193
Nosler VBT 32 29.1 2.245 Re10x 25.5 4019 1148
Nosler VBT 32 29.1 2.245 Benchmark 27.0 3904 1083
Nosler VBT 32 29.1 2.245 RS TAC 28.5 3951 1109
Nosler VBT 32 29.1 2.245 W748 29.0 3999 1137
Hornady V-Max 40 28.3 2.245 AA2520 29.4 3789 1275
Hornady V-Max 40 28.3 2.245 Re15 27.5 3803 1285
Hornady V-Max 40 28.3 2.245 Varmint 27.5 3795 1279
Hornady V-Max 40 28.3 2.245 W748 28.0 3791 1276
Hornady SP 45 28.6 2.245 Re15 26.6 3578 1280
Hornady SP 45 28.6 2.245 Varget 26.5 3586 1285
Hornady SP 45 28.6 2.245 BL-C2 28.5 3604 1298
Hornady SP 45 28.6 2.245 W748 27.1 3579 1280
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