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Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

 
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:10 PM
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

I just looked them up on their web page. But their lighter ? How is that going to translate into higher BC ? Look Nosler has a 55gr Boat tail bullet with plastic tipped bullet and its BC is lower ? Besides how much difference is .40 BC going to make ? A while back I connected with a coyote at nearly 300yds with 55gr V-Max out of a AR-15. I hardly had to apply much hold over in High desert thin air.I'm not going to lose any sleep over this.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:27 PM
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

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I just looked them up on their web page. But their lighter ? How is that going to translate into higher BC ? Look Nosler has a 55gr Boat tail bullet with plastic tipped bullet and its BC is lower ? Besides how much difference is .40 BC going to make ? A while back I connected with a coyote at nearly 300yds with 55gr V-Max out of a AR-15. I hardly had to apply much hold over in High desert thin air.I'm not going to lose any sleep over this.

Higher BC translate into more down range energy and less drift. I try and be as efficient with my loads as possible… run it through a ballistics calculator, it's pretty impressive. In the mean time I will shoot my 50gr loads and try them when I can get my hands on some, who knows my rifle may not even like them.

BC examples:
.20 cal 40gr v-max = .275 Sole reason why a .20cal out performs most .22cal rifles with same parent cartridge shooting the same gr of bullet. same goes for the 6mm bullets, most have high BC's compared to there weight
.22cal 50gr v-max = .242
.22cal 55gr v-max = .255
I try and always use the highest BC bullet my rifle will shoot well. These new bullet shapes translate into higher BC’s on lighter bullets now. Berger VLD’s are a great example.

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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

We'll it looks like we might be able to buy these from Able Ammo. I found them last night, a little spendy, but I'm going to pick some up for testing.

Hornady V-Max Bullets .22 Cal 53 Grain 100 Per Box (22265), Not Loaded
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

I don't see how it gets its high BC rating ? Its not a VLD bullet . Is its BT design the alleged reason ? Nosler 55gr BT doesn't have that high of a rating and its a BT design and weights 2grs more .
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

I contacted their tech support about the 53 gr. and asked if they would stabilize in a 1 in 14 twist and they response was quote: Yes, this will easily stabilize in a 1-14".

Just wanted to share that if anyone had concerns like I did.
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I contacted their tech support about the 53 gr. and asked if they would stabilize in a 1 in 14 twist and they response was quote: Yes, this will easily stabilize in a 1-14".

Just wanted to share that if anyone had concerns like I did.
Great t know. I hope the shoot better then the 50gr v-max. My barrel does not care much for them
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

It looks like Grafs.com also has these in stock for around $16/100.

Graf & Sons - HRN 22c (.224) 53gr V-MAX BULLET 100/BX
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