.204 Ruger Ammunition
If I were to have a rifle specifically for varmint hunting, which would make sense if I move out west, I think I would like something chambered in .204 Ruger. However, ammunition is expensive, especially considering how new the cartridge is. So, I want to see what it would cost to reload. I guess I'll need to find reloading data somewhere.
Not much choice in bullets. Looks like it will be Hornady V-Max, in 40 grain (which have a red tip). Hodgdon H4895 powder looks to be an excellent choice, because not only is it an Extreme powder, the maximum load is a compressed load.
|40gr Hornady V-Max Bullets||$12.99||100||12.990¢|
|Winchester Small Rifle Primers||$15.00||1000||1.500¢|
|Hodgdon H4895 Powder, 1lb||$18.50||252||7.341¢|
It looks like the price is similar to a varmint load of .223, so I'm not losing anything there.