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6MM 105grn A-Max for varminting

 
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:18 AM
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6MM 105grn A-Max for varminting

I am currently getting ready to build a new 6x284 for long range varminting. I will be using a Krieger 30", 1-8.5 twist, 4 groove barrel. I am wanting to use one of the VLD bullets for varminting and trying to decide which one would be the best for varminting.

I will be shooting ground squirrels and PDogs out to 1000 yards with this rifle. So, I need a good bullet that has high BC as well as decent expansion on the above mentioned varmints at ranges from 100 to 1000 yards. I ve heard the 105grn A-Max is a really good long range bullet,(BC .500), and it expands pretty well too. I ve never used the 105grn A-Max, so I would like to hear from those who have used it for varminting.

Basically, how well does the 105grn A-Max work for long range varminting.

As far as velocity with the 105grn A-Max, I am not sure yet. Kirby,informed me it depends on the grooves of the barrel. Kirby, said the 105grn A-Max can be pushed to 3400fps out of the 6x284 if the barrel has the correct grooves. However, I ve heard that the 105grn A-max can usually only handle around 3200fps before it starts to have blow up issues. 3200fps is still awesome, so either speed will work. I ve also heard this bullet is very accurate too.

I am looking forward to hearing from all the 6mm shooters out there who use the 105grn A-Max for varminting.

Wildcat
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:53 PM
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I really would like to hear from you guys on this topic.

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Old 09-01-2007, 08:37 PM
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i have not shot the 105 but i have the 80. It shot very accurate and worked good on varmits and deer. It is pretty soft bullet i think, it has no problems expanding at long ranges due to the tip, but i run a pretty compressed load and it would dent a ring around the ogive seating the bullet. so i switched to the 90gr berger vld.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:53 PM
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the dent it might be kinda hard to see
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:08 PM
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Mikebob, thanks for the info. I ve heard the 105grn Berger does pretty well on small varmints, like squirrels and PDogs. The only problem with the 105grn Berger and 105grn A-max, you can't push them too hard.

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I shot the 80gr amax @ 3450fps with no probs, I shot the 80 berger @ 3500 with no probs. The 90 gr berger I shoot @ 3300 and have no problems with it. Im just a berger vld and an accubond fan.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:00 PM
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Mikebob, I think the 105grn Berger and A-Max have the issues with velocity. Kirby Allen informed me the 105grn A-Max, out of a 6x284, can be pushed to 3400fps in a barrel with the correct groove. I know the 105grn Lapua Scenar and the 107grn Sierra Matchking can be pushed to 3500fps without any problems, however, I don't think they expand as well as the Berger or A-Max.

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