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87 gr Hornady V-Max in 1:8 twist for 6mm BR

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Unread 08-26-2011, 03:59 PM
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Re: 87 gr Hornady V-Max in 1:8 twist for 6mm BR

I got 30" bull Criterion barrel on Savage target action, I just completed break in for it, but I was trying to develop load for it at the same time, basically it only had 60 rounds as of now, it looks like it likes 105 gr A-Max, 105 gr Barnes Match Burners, it did OK with 100gr Hornady BTSP (interlocks) and 95 gr Bergers VLD target, but nothing so far with 87 gr V-Max.
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    Re: 87 gr Hornady V-Max in 1:8 twist for 6mm BR

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    I got 30" bull Criterion barrel on Savage target action, I just completed break in for it, but I was trying to develop load for it at the same time, basically it only had 60 rounds as of now, it looks like it likes 105 gr A-Max, 105 gr Barnes Match Burners, it did OK with 100gr Hornady BTSP (interlocks) and 95 gr Bergers VLD target, but nothing so far with 87 gr V-Max.
    The barrel may just not like the 87 grain Vmax. I bought a box of them awhile back to try in my 6/250AI, but have not bothered to load a round with them yet. On the otherhand I'm using a 1:8 twist barrel, and it shoots the 105 Amax bullets very well
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    Today I loaded few rounds with 87 gr V-Max, and I set bullet 0.005" of the lands, this load performed much better, 0.507"@100 yards I also shot 95gr VLD and at 300 yards they grouped 0.78" the 105 gr A-Max was very close it grouped 0.85"@300! Also got to shoot my new barrel in 260 rem and I had few successful loads, some measured 0.1" and 0.2". As far as V-Max I think I'll stay away from them, I got so many choices which shoot great, why bother with V-Max.
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    Re: 87 gr Hornady V-Max in 1:8 twist for 6mm BR

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    Today I loaded few rounds with 87 gr V-Max, and I set bullet 0.005" of the lands, this load performed much better, 0.507"@100 yards I also shot 95gr VLD and at 300 yards they grouped 0.78" the 105 gr A-Max was very close it grouped 0.85"@300! Also got to shoot my new barrel in 260 rem and I had few successful loads, some measured 0.1" and 0.2". As far as V-Max I think I'll stay away from them, I got so many choices which shoot great, why bother with V-Max.
    Try seating the bullet about .002" off the lands. I've found every 6mm I've owned tobe sensitive to bullet jump. My 6BR likes the bullet just touching the lands, and all my 6mm Remingtons liked it tobe within .003" of the lands. The 6/250 seems to want something very similar as well. Some guys I know like to shoot the 6BR with the bullet jammed at about .010", but I think anything around .005" would work just as well.
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