204 Ruger. 32gr pills??

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  • 204 Ruger. 32gr pills??

    Hey guys.

    I have developed a nice tight grouping load with my 39gr SBK's that I try to save for use on foxes.

    For mucking around and busting bunnies at longer ranges in the evening ect I have been using 32gr Nosler varmegeddons to good effect. When I got them they were cheap. I found 28gr of 8208 was grouping very well.
    I have just come into a heap of 32gr Hornady v-maxes for a steal and need to get them loaded up ASAP for the next trip as I have run out of noslers....

    I really dont have time to get out and perform some load development on them, I am thinking given the similarity between the v-maxes and the noslers my load of 28gr should be close to the money.....

    Has anyone loaded both the noslers and the v-maxes? Have you found a massive difference between what load each bullet likes best??

    Cheers

    Ben.

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    i had some moderate success with z-max and 2206H powder between 27.5 grains and 28.5 grains i settled on 28.0for the lowest vertical spread out of my howa.

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          Thanks for your reply steve.

          I managed to find some time on the weekend for load testing thankfully!!

          32gr v-max with 28.8gr of BM8208 worked out being the sweet spot, should be all sweet for this weekend coming up )

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              i have a pot of 8208 and i have loaded up some berger 30 grainers but the 5-6 i have shot so far didn't float my goat for 1.5"spread at 100. the best out of the vmax is 0.54" not shabby for off a bipod and a rickety table in the middle of a paddock. Hornady factory printed 1" higher at 0.75"at 100.


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              had some success with 32vmaxs aswell they are a lethal little round I just bought another 500 for $130
              One shot to the right and then 3 in the same hole not sure how you would measure the three .

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                Originally posted by Cruiser Country " post=48744
                had some success with 32vmaxs aswell they are a lethal little round I just bought another 500 for $130
                One shot to the right and then 3 in the same hole not sure how you would measure the three .
                I think you've found your load...

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              you'd have to be happy with that.

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                Yep very happy with it . This gun makes me look like I can shoot to the unknowing :lol:
                I have got some 39grn sbk loads and nosler 40grn loads waiting to test at longer ranges but haven't made it to the range yet .

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