204 ruger or 223 remington?
I am curently looking for a new varmint rifle. I want to get a Howa Axiom with a 24" heavy barrel, mainly because i like the pistol grip and it comes in camo. I am having trouble deciding on wether to get a 204 or 223. I really want a 204, but i would probably shoot the 223 more because of the cheaper ammo. I dont reload but am hoping to learn in the next year or two, how much would that get the cost of the 204 rounds down to. How does the 204 balistics handle yotes. I currently shoot a 220 swift falling block. Its a nice gun but cost me at few chances on doubles. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks