.204 Ruger 32 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip~ The .204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Ruger. in 2004. At the time of its introduction, the .204 Ruger was the second highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber. The 204 Ruger was developed from the .222 Remington Magnum, which has the second largest case capacity in the family that began with the .222 Remington. The .204 Ruger was intended primarily for varmint rifles, which require bullets with flat trajectories but not much mass or kinetic energy. The .204 was “splitting the difference” between the popular .224 varmint rounds such as the .220 Swift and .22-250 Remington, and the tiny .172 caliber rounds such as the .17 Remington and the .17 HMR. The resulting cartridge provides somewhat higher velocities than any of these, giving a maximum point blank range of more than 270 yards (250 m).
Nosler’s Varmint Ballistic Tip Bullets are designed for violent expansion upon impact. The bullet is tipped with a polycarbonate tip which rapidly drives back forcing the thin jacket to expand and fragment. The heavy base prevents deformation during firing and the boat-tail design increases the ballistic efficiency of the bullet.
Choice Ammunition manufactures the .204 Ruger in several bullet selections, all which are 100% hand-loaded for superior performance, reliability and accuracy over “factory” produced rounds.
- Velocity 3920 Fps
- 100% hand loaded