Here's my experience. In my 204 [Savage 12] IMR3031 seems to work best. But I have had good luck with TAC and Reloader 10X as well.. 8028 and 26 Bergers did well also. N140 was accurate, but velocity was wanting. IMR4895 gave 1/2" groups w/39 Sierra. Actually I have not had a bad load in the 204. Just some that shoot better than others. My bullet of choice is the 39 Sierra.

Base to tip: .750"

Also consider the 39 Speer TNT. They shoot just as well in my 204 and are cheaper
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