.204r barrels cheap?

Put any topics that do not fit elsewhere in this forum. A good place to just BS.

Moderators: skeetshot, deerhunter338mag

Huntinwild88
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Location: Mountain Home

.204r barrels cheap?

Postby Huntinwild88 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:08 am

Does any one know why the R8 204r barrels so cheap?
I'm finding them $600

7x57
Meister der jagd
Posts: 911
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:21 am
Location: Australia
Location: Tasmania

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby 7x57 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:32 am

Some one will chip in as there was reference to this a while back. Not sure but remember something about there not being the uptake on the quantity of barrels brought in ?

User avatar
stokesrj
Moderator
Posts: 3945
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Location: USA
Location: Palm Harbor, FL, USA

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby stokesrj » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:14 am

It was a simple glut of supply, there appeared to be a much stronger demand than there really was. Therefore Blaser produced far to many 204 barrels. I have one, and it shoots very well. I would describe it as 22-250 like flat trajectory with out the muzzle blast and sight picture disturbing recoil. You can see your impacts through the scope and there is plenty to see. Explosive impacts on Varmints. I have mine in Arizona right now for use as a coyote slayer as soon as I can get back there and then to Oregon this spring for the new crop of Columbia Ground squirrels.
Robert J Stokes

Huntinwild88
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Location: Mountain Home

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby Huntinwild88 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:56 am

Ok. I would be using it on pretty much the same thing. Coyotes and whisle pigs. Was debating on the 204 or a 243. I love the 243 round. But if I can get a 204 barrel for cheap I might as well go for it.

User avatar
stokesrj
Moderator
Posts: 3945
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Location: USA
Location: Palm Harbor, FL, USA

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby stokesrj » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:27 am

One thing to consider is the need for a small bolt head. Where the .243 would use the same standard bolt head as your 8X57. If you decide to go the .204 route, you can read about some of my experiences here;
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=15391&hilit=204
And the load I finally settled on here:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=15222&hilit=204&start=30#p175770
Robert J Stokes

ebrownw2
Meister der jagd
Posts: 1639
Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:50 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby ebrownw2 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 am

You can get a semi weight for even less, but like bob said you will need a $300-400 bolt head to go with it. I too bought one of them just because they were a bargain, and I alread had a MI bolt head, but have never gotten around to trying it out. I have a 223 and a glut of ammo for so just haven’t had a real urgent need to.

There is a 22-250 for sale in the classifieds section that would work nicely without a bolt head change too :)

Huntinwild88
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Location: Mountain Home

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby Huntinwild88 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 am

Where are you finding the semi weights for less?
I know I would have to get a new bolt which does kind of offset the fact that it is so cheap. But I do like the idea of so low of recoil. Watching impact in the scope is fun!

User avatar
stokesrj
Moderator
Posts: 3945
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Location: USA
Location: Palm Harbor, FL, USA

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby stokesrj » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:38 am

EuroOptics, one of our sponsors has the 204 Ruger semi-weight on sale for $500. However you should consider that if your stock is cut for the standard 17mm barrel, the channel will need to be widened to accommodate the 19mm semi-weight barrel. Depending on your aptitude and tolerance for slight imperfections it is easily done with a dowel and sandpaper. Or you can send it to Blaser USA and have them do it. They have jugs that insure a clean and precise job.
Robert J Stokes

Huntinwild88
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Location: Mountain Home

Re: .204r barrels cheap?

Postby Huntinwild88 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:13 pm

Ok. I'm a machinest by trade so I can always throw it up on a mill.


Was This Topic Useful?

Return to “Open discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest