Hornady Manufacturing announced a pair of centerfire loads being run in commemoration of William B. Ruger (Senior). If he had lived, Ruger would be alive today. As it is, both the company he helped start and several of the cartridges developed by that company bear his name and continue his legacy as a firearms manufacturer.
The commemorative ammunition will be available in two different calibers: 204 Ruger and 480 Ruger. Both loads will be in specially marked boxes that clearly identify it as being commemorative ammo.
The 204 Ruger load will use a 32 grain V-Max bullet loaded to 4,225 fps. (Beware ground hogs…) The 480 load will use a 325 grain XTP bullet, a jacketed hollow point. It is designed to make 1,350 fps at the muzzle. Although neither load is expected to be in stock until early November, Midway USA is listing the price as $19.49 for the 204 Ruger and $30.99 for the 480 Ruger.
The ammo will also be available from Ruger’s website. For what it’s worth, this will be a limited edition run, so if you want any, I’d suggest getting it sooner rather than later. Although I don’t consider myself an ammo collector, I could see picking up a couple of boxes to complement a Christmas gift of a gun in a matching caliber this year.