Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister

User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Latest: biffhero
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 13134

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 105
BOT: 1
Total: 106
Who Is Where:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Home
04: Home
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Home
09: Home
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Home
16: Home
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Home
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: News
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Home
33: Forums
34: Home
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Home
39: Forums
40: Home
41: Home
42: Home
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Home
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Home
53: Home
54: Home
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Home
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Your Account
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Home
65: Forums
66: Home
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Photo Albums
78: Forums
79: Your Account
80: Photo Albums
81: Home
82: Home
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Home
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Home
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Your Account
96: Home
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Home
101: Forums
102: Photo Albums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
01: Photo Albums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 308
 Pictures: 2455
  · Views: 824807
  · Votes: 1316
  · Comments: 85

Case forming for the 204 Ruger
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Super Member
Super Member

Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 322
Location: California Foothills (Gold Country)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Case forming for the 204 Ruger Reply with quote

Frustrated by not being able to get ammo or cases for the 204 I ordered 222 Magnum cases from Midway. After receiving the cases I tried several methods for forming cases that I hac used in the past. My best solution turned out to be just running the lubed deuce magnum case into the FL size die. Bingo, ready to load and fireform. Very Happy Sooted one of the cases and chambered it to check if the false shoulder actually contacts. It did make contact, which tells me that the headspace will be good. Very Happy

I was trying things like necking up to 6.5 MM and then back down, in otder to have more shoulder. But, that process was going to add several more die passes to complete and without the actual forming dies, it appeared that I would have a lot of shouder colapses. Sad Once again the K.I.S.S. principle worked best for me. Smile

Now I have to decide whether to fireform with bullseye and cornmeal or just load and hunt with these fireforming cases. What's your experience with the 204?


Back to top
View user's profile

Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 389
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Case forming for the 204 Ruger Reply with quote

I have never been happy with Bullseye or what ever powder and cornmeal. Being that I load for a lot of TC Contender barrels I have always had the best performance with actual loads. Many of which I actulally seat the bullet to lightly engage the lands and fire a low end charge so as not to generate too high of a pressure. I have been amazed at many of the groups fired using this process as some have been very hard to duplicate after the case is formed. IMO stick with standard loads.

In fact at this moment I am forming 100 rimmed .35 Remington from 30-40 Krag brass getting ready to work up loads for this years trip to Minnesota in November. It feels like I'm cheating with the Contender in a shotgun only area as the deer are used to shotguns it seems. They stay about 150 yards out and away. Last year used a .308 Bellm with 150gr Nosler BTs, 4 for 4 helping fill tags (legal when Party hunting). Stupid deer didn't know what hit them. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.