204 Ruger Bullets

204 Ruger bullets are perfect for shooters who like things fast. When Hornady and Ruger introduced the round in 2004, the 204 Ruger offered the second highest muzzle velocity of any factory loaded round. It was also the first commercially available centerfire cartridge that utilized a .204” diameter bullet.

The 204 Ruger is derived from the 222 Remington Magnum, which has five percent greater case capacity than the far more popular 223 Rem. That leaves room for a lot of propellant to push a small bullet. Many handloaders who want 204 Ruger bullets for reloading prefer them lightweight at 32 grains. At that weight it is possible to achieve muzzle velocities in excess of 4,100 fps. Hornady’s proprietary propellant blend and 35 grain NTX bullet achieves a muzzle velocity of nearly 4,500 fps out of a 24” barrel!

Even with so blistering fast a muzzle velocity, the 204 Ruger’s lightweight bullet (often lighter than a 22 LR) requires very little propellant, generates comfortable recoil energy at about 2. ft5 lbs, produces low heat, and reliably drops less than 30” at the 500 yard mark. In the right hands a .204 bullet becomes a potent tool for hunting varmints and predators including coyote.

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  1. Hornady .204 Diameter Bullets - 32 Grain V-MAX - 100 Count

    $17.50

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    Cost Per Bullet 17.5¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 32 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 204 Ruger
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type V-MAX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22004

    Hornady's V-MAX line of projectiles are a fantastic choice for custom varmint and predator loads. Each bullet in this box of 100 has a .204" diameter, is 32 grains, and has a sharp polymer tip. These bullets have a swaged lead core and a small cavity under the polymer tip that promotes dramatic fragmentation of the jacket and core, even at lower velocities. V-MAX projectiles are engineered with a very aerodynamic profile and a high ballistic coefficient to give shooters the highest level of accuracy and in-flight stability.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's selection of Brass, while you're here.

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

    Customer Reviews

    great accuracy

    High quality

    Review by Oakley (Posted on 5/28/2020)

  2. Hornady .204 Diameter Bullets - 24 Grain NTX - 100 Count

    $18.15

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    Cost Per Bullet 18.2¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 24 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 204 Ruger
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Polymer Tipped
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22000

    Hornady's NXT line provides shooters with accurate and reliable projectiles that have non-traditional cores. Each bullet in this box of 100 is .204" in diameter, weighs 24 grains and houses a polymer tip. These projectiles are designed to be compliant with shooting and hunting areas that have lead restrictions. Hornady engineered these lead free bullets to have ultra flat trajectories and a streamlined profile. These projectiles have a match grade copper jacket design to provide exceptional accuracy at any range. These bullets are California compatible.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's selection of Brass, while you're here.

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

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