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Old 02-19-2014, 10:37 PM   #21
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Last time I looked, there were a couple of manufacturers that made .204 uppers for the AR-15.
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Unfortunately I came upon the rifle I have as a result of my Dad's death. It is a Remington model 722 in .257 Roberts. It has an old Weaver scope on it which I may replace with something better. My dad enjoyed blasting woodchucks with it as rifles were banned in Western NY for deer hunting. Not sure if that's still the case. I live up north where rifles are the norm for deer.

I bought the .204 Ruger for predator calling on those bitter cold dead still mornings we have up here. I wanted something that didn't kick like a mule and could leave the pelts in decent shape after the shot.
That old weaver, depending on the model could be better then a new scope. If it is made in El Paso, don't take it off. If you feel the need to, let me know. I have a classic rifle that has been screaming for a classic Weaver.
The .204 will do exactly what you wanted it for, still need to know how to sew those holes though. That 722 is worth its' weight in gold, but that is JMHO. I spent a few winters in Livingston manor. What a dump. You could always go to Jonnies in Liberty and see ugly, we are talking double bagger strippers. Rough country.
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I have a Remington 700 VLS in 204 with a 26" heavy barrel. I love it. I use it on everything from squirrels to coyotes. It has no recoil. Mine doesn't even think twice about squirrels at 300 yds.
Barrel length won't effect accuracy. Length will change velocity. Longer barrel isn't exactly necessary but it's nicer for a 204 because they are so fast and it's nice to get every bit out of them for long range shooting.
I will never sell my 204.
The drawback is the split necks on brass like no body's business. At least mine does.
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Something is wrong if your splitting necks. I've got brass that is on the sixth reloading and haven't split a single neck.


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Something is wrong if your splitting necks. I've got brass that is on the sixth reloading and haven't split a single neck.
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We've been wondering if we got some bad brass. Splits in 2 different 204's.
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i was wondering the same thing. some of mine are on their sixth and seventh loadings as well and haven't had one split neck yet. but i don't load mine at the upper levels of powder charges either.
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DoubleR, you might try annealing the necks.


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The .204 Ruger is a great little round and deadly on yotes. I did a .204 build on a Remington 700 action last year for a good friend that was to be his coyote rifle. Once he got the barrel broke in, it was pretty much a one holer at 100 yards and flat shooting and deadly on the yotes at the longer ranges. Anyone interested in the build can see it at the link below.

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DoubleR, you might try annealing the necks.


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I've done a lot of annealing over the years, and I finally figured out that unless you are dealing with extremely rare cases, it's not worth the cost of the propane, and the effort.

.204 brass is way too common and cheap to bother with annealing, IMHO.
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DoubleR, you might try annealing the necks.
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I'm just picking them out and tossing them. We'd bought a couple thousand rounds of brass at one time.
It's cheep enough that I'll just buy more when the time comes.
Good to know that others aren't having the same issue though!
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