.204 Ruger vs .233

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by chris338, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. chris338

    chris338 New Member

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    Building a rifle can not decide on which cal any thoughts?
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Personally,I say the 223.

    The .204,and smaller calibers are affected by wind too much.But then it all depends on what you want to do with it.
    I've just never bought into all the new fangled micro-calibers that the mfg's keep coming out with.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    It really depends on your use. Building a rifle does not give enough info.
     
  4. Dgunsmith

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    are you going to reload ?

    204 will do at 600 yards what a 223 will do at 300 yards.

    204 is extremely accurate where 223 can be.

    What do you want to spend and what type of optics ?

    What base distance do you plan to shoot and what targets ?
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    need to consider what the primary purpose of the rifle you want to build. then then pick a caliber that best suits that purpose. my reasoning is own many different guns in different calibers so that i always have a gun for any purpose! or at least this is how i justify the new gun purchases to my wife! works so far.
     
  6. Hairtrigger

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    Depending on twist ....
    I would go with a fast twist 223
    Easy choice
     
  7. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    5.56 1:7 twist
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree with that barrel twist is also a big factor when deciding on a barrel. bullet weight will be a factor when deciding barrel twist. now as that i have both of these calibers, a remington M700 26" barreled 204 and a bushmaster carbine 5.56mm w/ a 16" barrel. so these are two different types of rifles, both in the calibers you are interested in.
     
  9. chris338

    chris338 New Member

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    It will b for Coyote out past 300 yards where my .17 won't reach em
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    Since the OP has not specified his/her intended use, everything is speculation. 600 yards w/ a .204 is even more speculation, or wishful thinking. Guys I know that shoot it for P-dogs max at 450 yards and are accomplished shooters.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Either will work w/ the .223 being less expensive to shoot.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you still haven't given details as to what type of gun that you want to build. bolt action, semi auto, single shot, ect. ect. what about scope choices? more information is needed to help you make better choices that will help you build a gun that will serve it's intended purpose.
     
  13. Mossyoakman3006

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    Just wondering are you stuck on 204 or 223, if it where me building a long range coyote gun I would go with a 22-250 kinda get the best of both world
     
  14. 303tom

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    Six of one, half dozen of another !
     
  15. Hairtrigger

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  16. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Why not go with something in 06, a whole lot of bullets there from 65 to over 200 grains, just a thought.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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