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I am shooting the 105 amax to right at 2900 fps and it is the only VLD style bullet i am planning on shooting for game. the polymer tip just increases the chances of positive expansion so much at long range. After watching several pdogs trot off with fatal wounds from BJ's 6-250 and the 105 bereger I decided i would use use the amax
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the 105 v-max works very well at lower velocities such as in a 6mmBR or a 6-250, but wildcat is talking about a 6x284. these bullets varorize out of a 6x284 at any velocity. I cant get a reading of the f.p.s. from my chronograph because they are already in a copper butter lead mulch going through the sky screens. the berger 95gr VLD shoots better in all of my guns wont blow up like the 105gr berger,wont vaporize like the 105 a-max and will give wildcat the velocity he can make a half dozen posts off of. it has great terminal performance on varmints and on thin skinned big-game(deer,antelope).
p.s. the berger 95gr VLD also has a better B.C. than the 105gr v-max .514 as opposed to .500
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I wonder if I just got lucky or maybe had good bullets. In my 25-284 I ran 75 grain V-max to 3800. It shot the best group at like 3650 I think. Why would have mine held together and not yours. I had heard before that the V-max dust at higher velocities.
Lerch, no problem. I just wanted to know what speeds the 105grn A-Max will handle. If I use it in my 6x284, I will just run it at around 3150 fps to be safe. It sounds like a great bullet for varmint shooting.
Its all good bud, i am sure you will like the bullet, just keep an eye on how fast yer pushin her. Everybody's got different opinions and i just trust the polymer tipped bullets better at long range and low impact velocities.
As for the other dont worry about it and dont let it get to ya.
take it easy
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