close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards

Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards Techniques For Coyote, Fox and Cat Hunting

Reply

243 Vmax load help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Unread 01-08-2013, 08:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 151
Re: 243 Vmax load help

I gotta get my 87 vmaxes going... would love to get something ready for some 600 yd yotes.
Reply With Quote
  •   #9  
    Unread 01-08-2013, 09:20 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2012
    Location: Central texas
    Posts: 28
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kimberyote View Post
    I have to ask the question. Why switch from the berger to the vmax? I would constantly get fliers with the vmax. No with the berbers. The difference in weight between bullets & ogive distance drove me bat **** crazy with the vmaxs.
    I dropped my 3rd yote with the bergers and as long as I don't hit bone, they are fine. Very accurate in my BLR with no fliers when I do my part.
    I use RL 17 because of my short barrel. RL22 is a good choice too though.
    Good luck!
    I haven't had good luck with the bergers at close range. I've had few just pin hole through with no expansion and very little damage. I'm not worried about pelt damage at all, just want them dead. The Berger have been amazing at extended ranges and rediculously accurate. I have tried numerous powders with the Vmax and haven't found anything that gave me accuracy anywhere near the bergers. Considering trying Sierra or or something different.
    Reply With Quote

      #10  
    Unread 01-09-2013, 06:28 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: May 2011
    Location: Madison County Illinois
    Posts: 122
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    In your results with the bergers then, after the shot, there were no recoveries? You had run offs?
    __________________
    YouTube
    The Four Horsemen. A Discussion with Richard Dawkins.
    God Is Not Great. Christopher Hitchens
    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Atheism
    Do Not Fear Education
    Reply With Quote
      #11  
    Unread 01-09-2013, 08:25 AM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2012
    Location: Central texas
    Posts: 28
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    Yes I had 2 run offs in one weekend. Both shots were right around 100 yards.
    Reply With Quote
      #12  
    Unread 01-09-2013, 08:43 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: New Bern, NC
    Posts: 355
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    Have you tried the 80gr Varmint Ballistic Tips?
    __________________
    Brian

    Win Model 70
    7WSM
    Work done by Jim See (Center Shot Rifles)

    Reply With Quote
      #13  
    Unread 02-07-2013, 02:28 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: colorado
    Posts: 110
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    I use the 87 VMAX almost exclusively for my AR10T .243 rifle. 43.0 of H4350 with a 210M primer. I've shot coyotes at 20 yards to 785 with similar results. I use the same load for antelope as well. The last time I shot paper, the group was in the .3-.4 range if I remember correctly. Speed is 3200fps. 1.5 grains higher is another node, but another 100fps and barrel wear to boot isn't worth it to me.
    __________________
    AR-10T in .308 & .243 both 24"
    700 LA 7 WSM 30" 5R
    AR-15 Rock River lower, WOA 26" varmint upper
    Savage/ Broughton 23" .308
    Reply With Quote
      #14  
    Unread 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Location: Kennewick, WA
    Posts: 186
    Re: 243 Vmax load help

    The berger is twice the bullet the Vsplash is. Ur not making a good shot if ur getting runners.
    My load is 42 gns of h4350 and 95gn Berger VLD's using Win cases and WLRM primers at 3136 fps. Never have i had a runner, drop like a rock no matter what the distance last dog i shot was at 87 yards and it flat out messed it up. Huge exit.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 243 Vmax load help
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Load Data for 107 gr SMK and 87gr. Vmax in 243 jab22 Reloading 6 01-05-2013 11:17 PM
    Load problem 53 grain vmax and 223 ppoole Reloading 4 07-09-2012 05:45 PM
    270wsm vmax load amaasbball1 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 09-08-2011 11:37 AM
    WTT/WTS 50 gr Vmax (.224) yote doctor Reloading Equipment and Components 1 05-31-2010 03:50 PM
    Vmax or VLD? Greywolf18 Varmint Hunting 4 03-02-2010 02:48 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC