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Old 04-01-2019, 07:52 PM
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I just purchased the 1771 Ruger .204. It's in the Gun Of the Month on North American Anschutz site. Question: Is anyone here familiar with the 1771 bolt action? I have 2 54's and one 64. Love 'em, so I'm hoping this will be the same. I already have a Howa series 1500 sporter in .204 and it's an excellent shooter. So, I just figure that this 1771 should be even better. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:27 PM
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I just purchased the 1771 Ruger .204. It's in the Gun Of the Month on North American Anschutz site. Question: Is anyone here familiar with the 1771 bolt action? I have 2 54's and one 64. Love 'em, so I'm hoping this will be the same. I already have a Howa series 1500 sporter in .204 and it's an excellent shooter. So, I just figure that this 1771 should be even better. Any thoughts?
Sorry Iím not much help on Anschutz centerfires but there are a lot of guys on the Centerfire Rifle forum who I bet can help if you post this reques over there.

Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:32 PM
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They seem like great rifles but I wouldn't take it to a p-dog town. With the lugs cut into the barrel, I'm told the barrel can't be replaced.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:09 PM
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They seem like great rifles but I wouldn't take it to a p-dog town. With the lugs cut into the barrel, I'm told the barrel can't be replaced.
Not doubting, just wondering ... Whatís the concern? Burning out the barrel with volume shooting?

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Old 04-02-2019, 10:22 AM
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204 can burn out the throat rather quickly under sustained fire.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:49 PM
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They seem like great rifles but I wouldn't take it to a p-dog town. With the lugs cut into the barrel, I'm told the barrel can't be replaced.
Right, that's a valid point. You're burning anywhere from 25 to 30 grains of powder in a 204 Ruger and sending the flames down a pretty narrow hole that has only about 70% the area of a 6 mm. bore. The 6PPC burns approximately the same amount of powder (or just a little more) and reports of the peak accuracy life of the PPC center around 2000-3000 rounds. So expect less that this with the 204 Ruger.

I ran across this interesting Excel program in Accurateshooter.com for predicting accurate barrel life (number of rounds in which the barrel is delivering peak accuracy)--link below. Scroll down to "Barrel Life Spreadsheet." By plugging in the powder charge weight, the bore size, and estimating the "powder heat potential," you can get a rough estimate of accurate barrel life.

https://www.accurateshooter.com/tech...l-barrel-life/

I plugged in 27 gr. of powder (kind of an average for the 204 Ruger across many powders according to the Nosler reloading manual) and .204 bore size and used the default value of 3800 for Powder Heat Potential, and got 2,138 as the estimated accurate barrel life of a typical 204 Ruger. This seems reasonable to me. Of course, erosion can be mitigated by avoiding rapid-fire strings particularly in hot weather and also by judicious choice of powder.

I've wondered about the locking-lug recesses in the barrel. Is it possible that there is a hardened insert containing the recesses that is installed in the chamber area of the barrel? If so, perhaps this insert could be installed in a new barrel. And it's possible that ANA could perform a rebarrel.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:22 PM
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Thanks for all the info on this. I will take it into account, especially the rapid fire and weather. I Received the gun today and she is a beauty. Hope I can take care of it for awhile.
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I've wondered about the locking-lug recesses in the barrel. Is it possible that there is a hardened insert containing the recesses that is installed in the chamber area of the barrel? If so, perhaps this insert could be installed in a new barrel. And it's possible that ANA could perform a rebarrel.
I recommend anyone who's serious about this question call ANA and get answers for yourself.

It's not so much that 204 Ruger is terribly harsh on barrels, it's that at the time I investigated, the only option for a burned-out barrel was a new barreled action. Hopefully there is a better option by now.
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