Originally Posted by COBrad
While the .290 BC of the 53 gr V-Max is decent, I would still expect it to get blown around at 500 yards and beyond, in a moderate wind. I am looking for BC's in the mid 4's, like the 75 and 80 gr A-Max's... if they start making them again. May end up with Berger or JLK bullets.
The other alternative is go to a 6mm. Easier to get high BC's, and the Berger Hunting VLD's have been killer varmint bullets for me in 7mm and .270. I've been eyeballing the 6XC for a good while.
If you have the twist for it, there is no question that the 75 and 80 AMAX's would be better performers at long range. To beat the 53 grain VMAX, you HAVE to step up to bullets in that class. If I planned to shoot those bullets, though, I would seriously consider stepping up to the 22-250 AI.
I would also agree, though, that once you set up a 22-250 with a fast twist and heavy bullets, you are starting to tread in territory where a fast 6mm might be a better choice. That is what has me sitting the fence when I think about going with a fast twist 22-250.