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Every rifle can shoot different, however in that rifle I shot both rounds and the 40 grain shot better in mine. I definitely got better groups. The 32 grainers didnt do bad, but the group opened up. Good luck
 

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I shoot the 45gr hornady soft points, out of my hr single shot, I dont know what the twist is but they are the most acurate, usually a slower rate like 1-10 will shoot heavier bullets better than light ones, a 223 with 1-9 can shoot a 75+ gr bullet well, were the 223 I sold had a 1-12 and nothing over a 55gr would shoot well so, although shooting a 45gr at 3650fps kinda defeats the purose of using a 204 because its like exactly what a 223 will do with the same bullet.
 

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Wow! I ran out of breath reading that 95 word sentence.

The .204 was developed for long range, low recoil shooting. That is where the .204 exceeds .223 performance. The .204 bullets have higher ballistic coefficients. A .204 with a 39 or 40 grain bullet leaves a .223 in its dust in terms of trajectory, wind drift, and downrange energy. Even compared to a .223 50 grain poly tipped bullet, the .204 40 grain bullet has superior performance. However, the .223 is superior in the jungle for shooting people. That's what it was designed for. I love my .223. It is very accurate (.3 inch at 100 yds) and drops groundhogs up to 400 yards, but ballistics don't lie. The .204 drops them just as well at 500 yds.
 

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I like the 204 better, im just saying I have 45gr reminton hp that go 3650fps as do the hornady 45gr sp in 204. Thanks for counting
 

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I shoot the HSM ammo with 40 grain berger bullets in my CZ. Will shoot 10 shots in well under an inch and devastating on game. I have had much better accuracy with these than either of the Hornady loads.
 
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