.204 Ruger 40 Grain Berger Varmint BT~ 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).Hornady’s V-Max Bullets feature a polymer tip which enhances accuracy and promotes devastating expansion. The tip raises the ballistic coefficient for faster velocity and helps to stabilize the bullet in flight. It also acts as a wedge, initiating bullet expansion.
Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the .204 Ruger in this load. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 40 grain Berger Varmint Boat Tail round the best you can buy on the commercial market today.
Berger Varmint Bullets were designed specifically for the varmint hunter looking for an accurate bullet that will deliver extreme accuracy, consistent instant expansion and devastating results. The large nose opening expands instantly upon impact dumping all of the bullets energy into the target causing extreme expansion creating the highest possible opportunity for a one-shot kill. This bullet is not recommended for the varmint hunter who is looking for a bullet that will not damage the pelt.
- Velocity 3,505 fps
- 100% Hand Loaded