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#3052648 - 03/06/17 10:04 PM Faster twist 204 Ruger
rkite Offline
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Does anyone make a 204 Ruger in 11 or faster twist? Seems most of the over the counter rounds are 32 or 40 grain V-Max. I've heard enough stories about 40 grain bullets not stabilizing in a 12 twist barrel.
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#3052654 - 03/06/17 10:14 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Originally Posted By: rkite
Does anyone make a 204 Ruger in 11 or faster twist? Seems most of the over the counter rounds are 32 or 40 grain V-Max. I've heard enough stories about 40 grain bullets not stabilizing in a 12 twist barrel.


Barrels can be had in a ten twist but I don't know of anyone selling an OTC rifle with one. I wll admit I haven't looked in a year or two.

Grrg
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#3052665 - 03/06/17 10:40 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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t/c venture and t/c compass both have 10 twist.

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#3052810 - 03/07/17 01:01 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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With alllllllllllll the different bullets available and even factory loaded ammo with heavier bullets, I'll never understand why they don't sell these things with at least a 1-10tw barrel on them. Makes about as much sense as a 22-250 or 220 Swift with a 1-14tw barrel on it from the factory, BUT, I bet the aftermarket barrel companies hope they keep selling factory rifles with these slowwwwww twist barrels as I'm sure it helps their business. rolleyes

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#3052822 - 03/07/17 01:44 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Yes, yes they do.

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#3052858 - 03/07/17 03:24 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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All four custom .20 barrels I have, are 12 twists. I've never wished they were faster twist? They all shoot 39's and 40's very well too though. <shrug>

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#3052872 - 03/07/17 04:15 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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My 12 twist shoots 39gr BK and 40gr Bergers with great accuracy.

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#3052900 - 03/07/17 05:42 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Howa Mini 204 Ruger. 20" barrel has 1/9 twist. Kryptek stock. It shoots everything I reload from 32 gr. to 40 gr. V-Max. It is light and I use it for predator hunting. Got it when Howa first came out with it. Rudy

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#3053531 - 03/09/17 01:27 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Its the 40 grain V-Max that seems to be on the edge. From what I have read the Sierra 39 and Berger 40 grain bullets do not have the issue. No one I've seen locally carries anything other than 32 and 40 V-Max.

It just seems the manufacturers would make a faster twist available. Even an 11 twist would be enough to lure me into a purchase.

Anyone here work for CZ? smile

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#3053541 - 03/09/17 01:48 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Originally Posted By: rkite
Its the 40 grain V-Max that seems to be on the edge. From what I have read the Sierra 39 and Berger 40 grain bullets do not have the issue. No one I've seen locally carries anything other than 32 and 40 V-Max.

It just seems the manufacturers would make a faster twist available. Even an 11 twist would be enough to lure me into a purchase.


My 1/12" twist Savage M12 shot the 39 grain and 40 grain bullets well. But it shot the 32 and 34 grain bullets very well. When it came time for a new tube I installed a Criterion with a 1/11" twist and now it shoots them all with great accuracy. Just yesterday shot two consecutive 1/4" groups with mine with two different loads. Now if dang rain would go away for a while so that I can wear out a few sage rats I would not be sitting here typing this!
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#3053806 - 03/10/17 10:17 AM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Rustydust, Your experience is similar to what I have read from numerous shooters on the net.

I want something that I can shoot at the range for fun without being beat up and also be able to pop coyotes at long range at my brothers place. Since I primary hunt deer and bear this rifle will be more for recreation.

Large caliber hunting rifles without recoil pads are no fun at the range.
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#3053829 - 03/10/17 11:03 AM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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Well for sure, no .204 is going to beat you up. I even put a muzzle brake on mine just so it dont wiggle at all and I can see those hapless little rodents fly though the air!

And not even recoil pads help on everything. My .458 Win Mag could not be shoot off a bench without using a big fat sissy pad. I no longer own it.
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#3053877 - 03/10/17 01:46 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
rkite Offline
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I'm a recoil wimp. Two 308s, one 270 and a 30-30 to sight in every year. I get a small shoulder bruise afterwards. The combo gun I have is a monster with 3" OO buck. This past season the 30-30 brought home a 8 point buck.

Living very close to DC I occasionally take friends shooting that are interested. A few rounds from one of my deer rifles is usually all it takes to end the day. A 204 would make it much easier to educate the firearm illiterate.


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#3054952 - 03/13/17 06:07 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: rkite]
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It is said that the reason the 12" twist was used is the "Magic" 4000 FPS with the 32 grain bullet needed for accuracy.
I have owned two 204 in Remington XR-100 the 1st rifle (STOLEN) would shoot both the 39 & 40 3/8" the groups were sooooo close that the Naked eye could not tell the difference.
The one I currently own shoots the 39 Sierra's as good as the 1st rifle the 40 V-Max's are closer to 3/4"

Jim
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#3055210 - 03/14/17 12:06 PM Re: Faster twist 204 Ruger [Re: Old Fart]
rkite Offline
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Makes sense Jim.

I wish more rounds were available with mid weight bullets. Seems everything is 32 or 40 grain. A 37 grain V-Max would be interesting and probably work well with a 12 twist. Its probably just in my head but 32 grains sounds a bit light for banging coyotes at long range.

Rodney

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