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Old 07-30-2020, 11:23 PM
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I going to rebarrel a Kimber Montana 223 and can't make up my mind if I should go with a 204 or a 17-204. Obviously this will be a lightweight Predator rifle, but one I want to play around with using different loads and bullet weights. Plus, I have a Grandson who has become a hunting partner. Shooting my 17 Rem is something he loves doing.
I have a Kimber Montana I rebarreled to a 17 Rem. and an original Kimber Montana in 204. Oh, and I have 223's.

Any idea's or opinions?
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:30 PM
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If you are using for coyotes. Id recommend 204 Ruger. Ive shot coyotes with 17 Rem, and 204. Both are effective, but I get a lot more one shot instant kills with the 204.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:40 PM
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Yes, Coyotes would be the main Predator.
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:21 AM
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What about 6x45?
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:22 AM
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Not to interested in going with a 24 cal. bullet. Wanted to stay with either .172 or .204.
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:33 AM
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You have the 17 Rem already, so put this one into a 204 R, especially if it will be used mostly on coyotes. That way you have the best of two fine calibers. Bill K
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:41 AM
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killed a coyote or 2 with a 17 and a 204. always took a second shot with the 17 during the get well whirls. had to do it a lot less with the 204.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:15 AM
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Hell of a deal.

I've only had to make ONE finish up shot on a coyote
out of a couple hundred.

Hit a running away in the spine, it just laid there watching
us as it couldn't move. .17 rem to the heart.

Always used a .223 or .222mag, same thing, same load etc.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:31 AM
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204 ruger and 35gr or 40gr Berger bullets on coyotes.

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Old 07-31-2020, 11:18 AM
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It seems the 204 overwhelmingly the winner. I was kind of surprised, but this is one website where I trust the advise of the members.
My Boss who owns Accurate Innovations voted for the 204 also.
I'm a Lilja barrel lover so they will get the nod once again.
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