Trying to find a good load. We loaded 40 gr Vmax with 24 Benchmark using CCI SR primers and the results were not quite what I expected. 2700 fps at best. I'm hoping someone out there has some info on using a faster powder. I know the 204 Ruger is called a rifle round but when shooting thru a 14 inch barrel kinda puts it in the pistol category, sorta. Has anyone ever tried duplex powder? I know one must be aware of pressure but surely there's a way to get this 40gr Vmax up above 3000 fps. Or maybe not but I'm hoping for somewhere to start. I'm actually hoping to reach the 3600 fps range.
Contender "Old Frame" with 14" T/C Bull barrel.