Remington’s pump-action, centerfire rifles are best known as hunters’ guns. For generations, they’ve been carried in the woods and on the plains under all sorts of conditions—and their reliability is legendary.
Created as a collaboration by Hornady and Ruger to deliver a light recoiling and flat shooting rifle cartridge for varmint hunters, the .204 Ruger has a relatively short history but plenty of performance as explored by Dave Campbell.
The Swiss Wagon Factory—the name it operated under at the time—proved to be a short-lived venture. When that nation’s Federal Ministry of Defense announced a search for a new army rifle, the trio of engineers pooled their talents.