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Old 03-03-2004, 03:41 PM
 
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V-Max

Have any of you shot the 110g V-Max in the 270 win into deer size game. Just wondering if they will hold up enough to get into the vitals or just make a mess on the hide and not get inside.
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:14 PM
 
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Re: V-Max

Rifle shooter Magizine did a field test on the new 6.8SPC and hunted some mule deer and elk with it. , the bullet they used was the 110grV-max bullet. Hornady's Wayne Holt said "the 110gr V-max bullet should do at least as much damage as an arrow" They did kill a mule deed with it.

Personaly I would say NO , that the bullet could blow up to fast and not get into the viatals if you hit any dense meat or bone.
I coulden't believe that anybody that works for Honady would say such a thing especialy when they will not reccommend that you use a 168gr A-max for deer out of a 308 win. Anybody that would make such a statement obvously doesen't bow hunt or know the differance betwen how an arrow kill and how a bullet kills , that like trying to compair apples to scopes !!!
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Old 03-03-2004, 05:18 PM
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Re: V-Max

I hunt deer with the A-max. It works well on deer. I took three deer and a black bear with the 155 grain A-max this last season. 46 grains of H-Varget and CCI bench rest primers did the trick. Hornady manual said to use them on thin skin animals. Its an awsome combination on deer. Try the V-max on your doe tags and tell us what happens.
Good luck!
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Old 03-11-2004, 11:45 AM
 
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What is the largest game you guys have used a v-max bullet on?
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Old 03-11-2004, 09:31 PM
 
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I killed a big whitetail doe at just over 200yds with a 75gr V-max out of a 257Wby launched at a little better than 4000fps , bullets hit upper middle neck , just about ripped the head off totaly only small piece of hide holdng on.
lots of coyotes out to 400yds , looks like they ate a stick of dynamite
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:37 AM
 
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Soooo... Only one of you guys use the v-max bullet?
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:13 AM
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Re: V-Max

I would not be hesitant to shoot a deer with the v-max do to over expansion issues. I would simply not use it because the bc is only .37 the 130 140 and 150gr sst all have decent bc's, and are made for taking deer sized game.

[ 03-12-2004: Message edited by: MTBA ]
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