Originally Posted by Greg Duerr
Do you use your 20VT for Fox? What bullet would you use on Fox if you were concerned about the Pelt?
What Rifle do you have your VT in. I've been looking at the Cooper's Either the Classic in the MDL 21 or if I dont want to wait I can get one today in the MDL 21 Phoenix..................................It just the extra weight, as I will be useing it for Bobcat out here in Nevada and there is a little walking involved. One of the reasons to have one made up the way I would want it.............................The only issue might be getting an action.
the 30 gr. Berger's or 32 v-max's/ 32 sierra bk's would be possible bullets for fox to minimize pelt damage. I haven't shot a fox with mine, so I couldn't tell you for sure if you would get a pass through with a large exit?
I'm actually shooting the 20 VT out of an XP-100 bolt pistol w/16" 1-11 twist barrel.
MV with 32 gr. v-maxes is right at 3500, and 3250 fps with 39 gr sierra bk's. You will gain 200-250 fps out of a 22" rifle barrel. You won't go wrong with the Cooper. Most reports that I've heard about the Cooper's chambered in 20 VT are groups 1/4 moa or better.
Give Todd Kindler at the Wood Chuck Den a call, and he can set you up with all the goodies for the 20 VT if you go that route.
The 20 VT is an ultra efficient round that's easy on barrels, and very accurate. Mine will keep five shots under 1-1/8" @ 300 yards on a regular basis. Should handle yotes to that distance no problem with good shot placement. We did a ground squirrel hunt this spring with connections out to 425 yards (in a stiff wind). 325 rnds through the gun in 5 hrs. The barrel never got more than slightly warm to the touch, and had no copper build up when I cleaned it the next day.
I like the 20 VT so much, I'm building another one