.204 Ruger | 204 Ruger Ammo | Ruger 204. The .204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Hornady and Ruger. At the time of its introduction in 2004, the .204 Ruger was the second-highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber.
Also This ammo was created with the devastating performance of the well-known Hornady V-Max bullet in mind and is especially suited for firing at a distance with unmatched accuracy. The polymer tip encourages catastrophic expansion and improves precision.
.204 Ruger | 204 Ruger Ammo | Ruger 204
Ruger 204 caliber
Weight of Bullet: 40 Grains
V-Max bullet style
Type of Case: Brass
Information on ballistics:
3900 fps at the muzzle
1351 ft. lbs. of muzzle energy.
With 29.5 grains of Accurate 2520 powder, velocity reached over 3,950 fps; however, the most accurate powder with this bullet was IMR-8208 XBR, with 27.4 grains producing 3,748 fps. Berger offers several .
One of the benefits of the 204 Ruger is how flat shooting it can be. Even when pushed at a relatively mild 3,580 fps, it’s clear that the bullet holds a reasonably flat trajectory. above all I often prefer to hunt with my scope set for 200 or even 300 yards. This bullet makes longish range shots on coyotes, prairie dogs or rock chucks simple.