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Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

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Unread 03-21-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

New to this site here, and I'm been researching the new 53gr. Vmax. I've got a 22.250 that I'd like to put this bullet in and was hoping someone has tried it already. I'm interested as the 52gr amax is what i've shot, but as I understand it they won't be making it in the near future, but I still am hoping to verify that. Any input would be appreciated.
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Unread 03-21-2011, 02:16 PM
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

Originally Posted by Thomas B. View Post
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.
This is not what I heard from a Hornady tech guy last week. He said they would do best in a 12" twist, but... if you got the velocity up to 3700 or better it should do fine in a 14" twist.

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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:36 AM
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Re: Hornady 53. gr v-max, anybody tried?

I'm shooting them out of my weatherby with maddco barrel 1 in 10 twist and find that it loves them ,24 grains of ADI 8208 half inch groups no problem.
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