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Old 01-26-2008, 11:19 PM
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v-max for coyotes??

I'm considering loading some v-max's up for my 6mm to dust coyotes with.. Anyone have any comments on the v-max performance on yotes and bullet weight preferences.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:29 PM
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They are awesome for coyotes. The V-Max bullets put em down quick. I would suggest the 6mm 87grn V-Max. It has a BC of .400 and it does some incredible damage.

What cartridge are you using?

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Old 01-27-2008, 12:06 AM
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Wildcat, Thanx for the info

I'm shootinhg a 700BDL , 6mm Rem ,I believe it is a 9 twist

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Old 01-27-2008, 08:38 PM
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I would go with the 87grn V-Max. You should be able to push it at around 3400 to 3500 fps.
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87gr V-Max vs Coyote

I shoot a 6x284 I shot two coyotes with the 87gr V-Max. 1st one was a lasered 341 yards he was looking in my direction and I hit him in the chest. Looked like he was struck by lightening. Never felt a thing,no exit wound. 2nd one was 90 yards hit him in the shoulder blade and created a huge splash wound,but bullet survived impact and exited his side,coyote rolled on his back looked like he was trying to scratch his back and then died. Hole bunch of blood. Its strange also shot a coyote with a 80 gr Nosler BT at 40 yards with 6x284 I know for fact those bullets MV was 3,900 FPS+ I hit that coyote broad side never saw coyote go down ( Because of recoil) " No way could I of missed"!!!! That dog did a complete 180 and died. That wound was pencil size in and out.I was hoping for big graphic hole but there wasn't.I don't think V-maxs are as accurate as Sierra or Noslers. I'd get flyers more frequently then with other two makers.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:25 AM
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The V-Max is an awsome bullet for Yote's the 87gr is about the best for the 6mm, i use them alot in my 6mmAI, and my .243AI they do wonders on all predators and varmints. inside 100yrds they do destroy a bit of the pelt though if you hit a bone they tear it up, in close.
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the 55 grainers at 3700 out of a 220 swift, they will freeze em in their tracks!! Simply demolishes them. But.......as mentioned earlier, be ready for some pelt damage on most shots and also, they will tear up a soft hided bobcat pretty bad. May be something to think about if you call where there are lots of cats.
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