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60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

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Unread 07-24-2006, 11:16 PM
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60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

I recently picked up an AR-15, I figured that I needed one rifle that was not a single shot bolt action. this rifle has a 1-8" twist barrel that refuses to shoot 55gr ammo. so I have been doing some tinkering to see what bullets it likes 69gr SMK's shoot well but not really a good coyote bullet so I tried some 60gr V-Max's and they shot really well on paper so I thought this weekend would be a good test to see how they work on rockchuck's WOW these bullet's come un-done like no other bullet I have ever seen (incredible air time)
Are they that much more fragile than the 40-50 and 55gr V-Max's or does the extra rpm of the 1-8" even at a lower velocity make that much difference ??????
I thought about posting pic's but figured it would be too much.
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Unread 07-25-2006, 12:13 PM
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Re: 60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

Last weekend I shot my first ladder test with guess what:
An AR-15 24" bbl. and 60 gr v max's.
I will post some pics later, but it seemed to like about 3150 fps with Varget.
Five or so shots made a ragged hole at 300.
I think I will try to develop that load a little more for PD shooting.
From what you stated above, it seems some aerial displays may be seen!
Will find out.
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Unread 07-25-2006, 04:49 PM
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Re: 60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

The twist may have something to do with it. I have shoot them in a 8 twist 22-250 at full throttle and the groundhogs come unglued [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]. I also tried the 60 grain spires and half would not make it to the target. I think the RPM's is helping the bullet fail... I'm currently shooting a 75 V-max in my 243AI 10 twist and it is staying in the critters at 480 yards. I missed one at 350 and found fragments of the bullets in a 2" hole in the ground.... they really come unglued! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Sam in Va.
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Unread 07-25-2006, 09:51 PM
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Re: 60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

I have a 24" Varmiter RRA 1-8 that loves the 60 V-Max & the 77SMK even more. I am afraid the 77 will not give the terminal performance I desire but everyone that tries the 60V-Max claim great results & I know a Coyote caller that shoots many Coyotes up close & they work for that too even though explosive. Hope to pop a few Varmits in August.
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Unread 07-30-2006, 07:14 PM
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Re: 60gr V-Max WOW !!!!!

What is the load you are using?
AR-10T in .308 & .243 both 24"
700 LA 7 WSM 30" 5R
AR-15 Rock River lower, WOA 26" varmint upper
Savage/ Broughton 23" .308
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