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6.5 95 V Max?

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:52 PM
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6.5 95 V Max?

I have searched the forums for hours and haven't been able to find too much information on the 6.5 mm 95 grain V Max.

Has anyone used this bullets on coyotes? I would imagine it would be tough on fur but maybe I'm wrong. I'm interested in the bullet for coyotes out to around 600 yards.

I'd also love to hear of any experiences with this bullet on rock chucks, prairie dogs, etc.

For what it's worth I'm shooting a 6.5 Creedmoor and think it would be a fun easy to shoot bullet.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:13 PM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

Hey Jason,
It's about time you showed up here again. I have never owned a 6.5, but I always thought the 95 V-Max would kill the hell out of coyotes. You are probably right about not saving fur with that bullet. Most of the rifles I have shot the V-Max out of really liked them. They turn P-Dogs into ketchup as Soup and I have seen in Colorado. Well, not when he is just shooting their legs off. You need a good solid hit for the ketchup thing! Just kidding, Soup is an excellent shot. We went to the range yesterday. I only had one gun to try. My boss has a Winchester 7mm that is a real POS. I shot a few of Soup's gun and got really good groups. He has a nice arsenal.
You really need to come up to Idaho and help us waste gas in the hot pursuit of anything with fur. And I do mean ANYTHING!
Kirk
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

Kirk I talked with Soup about a potential dog killing trip next weekend. Hit him up and see if two of us can get him more easily persuaded

Justin
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:00 PM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

I tried the 95 gr Vmax out of my 6.5 Grendel AR but I couldn't get it to shoot very well. I wouldn't think that it would be very pelt friendly but down in New Mexico there is no bounty or reason to sell the pelts. I use the 100 gr and 120 gr Nosler ballistic tips with great success (both 1/2 MOA). They are for sure not pelt friendly but no matter where you hit them, it puts them down!
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:37 PM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

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I tried the 95 gr Vmax out of my 6.5 Grendel AR but I couldn't get it to shoot very well. I wouldn't think that it would be very pelt friendly but down in New Mexico there is no bounty or reason to sell the pelts. I use the 100 gr and 120 gr Nosler ballistic tips with great success (both 1/2 MOA). They are for sure not pelt friendly but no matter where you hit them, it puts them down!
I've wondered if they don't shoot well and that's why I haven't really heard of anyone using them. I'm going to load up some 140 A Max's but I'd love to try some of the little ones for a fun varmint round.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:17 AM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

Hey Justin,
Try one of the lighter Sierra MK's. I killed a ton of coyotes with 100 MK out of a 25-06Imp. and it was fur friendly. Just waiting for good weather to go chrono some 115 MK's out of my 270.
Well, gotta run. Soup is picking me up in 45 minutes. We are going calling this morning.
Kirk
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:07 PM
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Re: 6.5 95 V Max?

Just finished load developement with the 95 v max out of my 6.5 x 47 lapua pistol. 38.8 gr. "I think" of varget and vel. around 2700 out of a 16 barrel that has a brake on it. It shoots 1/2 moa out of the MOA maximum, no shots yet on yotes, did kill a small wt buck useing 120 sierras. Good bullet performance there. Can't wait to turn it loose on woodchucks this summer.
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