Current Rifle Cartridges
.204 Ruger
The 204 Ruger was introduced by Ruger and Hornady in 2004 to create an ultra high speed
.20 caliber varmint and target cartridge.
Basically the 204 Ruger is a .222 Remington Magnum necked down from .223" to .204" and
with a 32 V-max bullet that is a Screamer at 4225 Feet per Second, which may be the fastest
cartridge commercially produced today.
Picture to the left, showing
3 cartridges for size comparison:
.222 Remington Magnum
Middle: .204 Ruger
Right: .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO