Terminal Ballistics .204 Ruger

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by 7point62, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Did a little unscientific TB experiment with the R700 .204 Ruger today. I was testing penetration of the Hornady 32gr V-Max on 1" pine boards at 100 yards. Here's the rifle on the sled on my shooting platform.


    Looking down range


    I had such a good result on 4 boards...(exit wound 4 boards)


    ...that I set up for 5 and had this exit wound


    My c-clamps are not big enough for 6 boards, so I shot the rifle through two pressure treated 2x4s with clean penetration. The test was "unscientific" because I didn't have a chance to get to the "terminal" target density. But, still, I'm impressed enough to try the round--or a heavier grain .204--maybe on pigs under 150lbs.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

    Interesting results. The bullet speed is what helps the penetration. I've noticed the .220 Swift does the same thing with lightly constructed bullets.