• Advertisement

.204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Got Tech. info, loads, tips, trouble shooting, here is the spot

Moderators: Prairie Ghost, Coyotehunter

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby bucksnbears » Mon May 04, 2009 12:10 pm

Welcome :) help is here for ya if you need it. sounds like your on top of things,
the more food you have in your mouth at one time, the better you can taste it!!!
"Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else."


User avatar
bucksnbears
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:42 am
Location: western minn.

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby devildogg » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:43 am

I've been throwing around the idea of a new gun and have been considering the 204 it's been a while since this topic has been brought up have they made any better more stout bullets for the 20 cal yet


User avatar
devildogg
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:51 am

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:25 am

I do like the 35 gr. Berger bullets
Coyotes Forever


User avatar
Coyotehunter
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3346
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:57 am
Location: Wyoming

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby bucksnbears » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:03 pm

DD. don't you mean a 17-204 :wink:
the more food you have in your mouth at one time, the better you can taste it!!!
"Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else."


User avatar
bucksnbears
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:42 am
Location: western minn.

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby devildogg » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:06 pm

Bucks I'd love a 17-204 but I just want to pick up a gun off the shelf and go shoot it. I've seen a lot of guys using that 35 gr Berger and it does sound like people are having really good luck em.


User avatar
devildogg
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:51 am

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:26 pm

I use mine a a window gun mostly. Prairie dogs and the occasional coyote volunteer. I do love the gun and caliber. used a few different bullets (hated the 32 gr. vmax) and really have no complaints with the bergers in the 35 gr.
Coyotes Forever


User avatar
Coyotehunter
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3346
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:57 am
Location: Wyoming

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:28 am

good Lord. i hope BBJ and Xdeano don't read this thread. they'de go out on a 3 day bender :lol:
the more food you have in your mouth at one time, the better you can taste it!!!
"Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else."


User avatar
bucksnbears
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:42 am
Location: western minn.

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby xdeano » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:14 am

Yeah, I'm following along. I haven't shot a coyote with anything bigger than a 25g HP, and that was years ago before all the new heavy 17 bullets really came into being. I didn't like what happened so that is the extent of shooting coyotes with a 17. 17's are good prairie dog guns. :mrgreen: I'd grab a 22-250 on up for a dedicated coyote rig though. No matter what most guys say about the little pill, i'm still a skeptic. That's why I went with a 6mmSLR on this last barrel. But then i don't care how big of a hole it has in it.

xdeano
“It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.” -Mussolini


User avatar
xdeano
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 375
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:13 pm
Location: North Dakota

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby leadbiscuit » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:17 pm

Hey, don't forget about me there bucks. I'm one of those heavy bullet whackos too. I don't worry about hides very much either. I don't shoot enough coyotes over the course of the year to make fur hunting pay. I'll never give you 17 and 20 cal guys much shit about it. I know why you're using them. Did you ever get your mag figured out bucks? Wish I coulda been more of a help to you.


User avatar
leadbiscuit
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:28 pm
Location: SW Minn

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Dcoy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:57 pm

Oh he's got that mag issue solved.If he thinks there's likely more than one coyote at a spot,he takes my rifle when he leaves the truck.


User avatar
Dcoy
Top Dog
 
Posts: 1156
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:33 am
Location: SD

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:48 pm

leadb. i did not know it was you i was talking to :?: i have not meesed with it yet but thanks for the advice. will try soon. Dcoy,you got me all figgered out. kinda cagey for sure!
the more food you have in your mouth at one time, the better you can taste it!!!
"Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else."


User avatar
bucksnbears
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:42 am
Location: western minn.

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby leadbiscuit » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:26 pm

That's pure gold right there Dcoy!!!! Bucks, I'm wondering if your follower or spring aren't in wrong. Is it possible? kinda bugs me that you can't get all the rounds in the mag. The fact that the first round hits low and the last ones pop loose is kind of a contradiction. The first one tells me the feed lips are too tight and the other suggests they're too open. Just doesn't add up. Makes me think it's the follower and/or spring.

lead


User avatar
leadbiscuit
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:28 pm
Location: SW Minn

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby bucksnbears » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:37 pm

Dcoy wrote:Oh he's got that mag issue solved.If he thinks there's likely more than one coyote at a spot,he takes my rifle when he leaves the truck.

yeah, that way i can shoot 1 and end up with 3-4 if ya know what i mean :shock: :lol:
LB. i'm gonna try to work it out soon. got a trip planned soon. thanks again
the more food you have in your mouth at one time, the better you can taste it!!!
"Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else."


User avatar
bucksnbears
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1671
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:42 am
Location: western minn.

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Tim Anderson » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:48 pm

Haveing problems getting the mag. to feed???? :


User avatar
Tim Anderson
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 1273
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:48 am
Location: Minn

Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby barebackjack » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:55 pm

Ive got an action sitting in the drawer here that im giving serious thought to having a .20-250 built around.

Take advantage of the 50 and 55 grain .20 cal bullets!



Unfortunatly, there isnt much info on it with those type bullets, everyone still wants to shoot those puny little 30-40 grain prairie dog bullets in a .20.


User avatar
barebackjack
coyotehunter
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:08 am
Location: ND

PreviousNext

Return to Reloading Tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests