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v-max for coyotes??

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Unread 02-19-2008, 11:08 PM
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87 VMax is explosive

The Vmax is very accurate and very explosive.
It performs very well in the 1:9 or 1:10 twist.
A 26" barrel will generate an average velocity as high as 3500 fps.
Its not a fur friendly bullet unless you hit the coyote at a distance of 400 yards or more where the velocity has been depleted.
I 'm shooting a 243Ackley on BAT action and chose a 90 grain Scenar averaging 3450 fps which I found doesnt damage coyotes hides at distances 350 yards and beyond unless its placed on the shoulder or backbone.
Either bullet bucks the wind great and provides downrange energy and accruacy.
Lighter bullet weights dont perform the greatest since they're even more damaging on the fur because of the increased velocity and shed velocity
very quickly making them less reliable at long range .
Try a Berger or a Scenar !
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Unread 03-26-2008, 09:01 AM
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My 243 shoots the 85 BTHP Gameking and the 87 V-max extremely accurately and near same point of impact with the Gameking edging slightly in accuracy. Of these two bullets, which have you guys found to be the most fur friendly?
My name's YoteSmoker and I'm an Elkaholic.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 04:16 PM
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A few years ago I believe the 105 A-Max was used to set a 1000 yard BR record at the Missoula Montana range. I've never had any accuracy problems with the V-Max or A-Max. Results on critters... Dynamic!
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Unread 04-10-2008, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by billywj View Post
I shoot a 223. with then 40gr v-max moly they shoot very good with my gun
if you want to save the hide i would tell you not to shoot this bullet they put a pretty big hole in them
My experience has actually been quite different. Shooting a 223 (AR15 w/ 16" barrel, 1:9 twist) using Black Hills 223 40gr VMAX. All kills have been one tiny hole with no exit wound ranging from 40-60 yd. Muzzel Velocity around 3410fps.
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Unread 04-29-2008, 04:25 PM
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Shot 2 this year using my 22-250 loaded with 50gr v max @ 3800fps both chest hits D R T no exits straight on and broad side..
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Unread 05-01-2008, 10:17 AM
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I have been using 75 grain Premier Accutip Boatail ammo. I am shooting a .243 in a Remington 700 CDL Boone & Crocket series. It is a premier deeler rifle that I got last summer to replace an old .243 BDL that has a trigger pull of what feels like 800 pounds. This new X-Mark Pro trigger is great!! I got 2 running foxes at over 200 yards last winter and the coyotes drop in their tracks. Great gun with great ammo that it seems to really like cuz it is throwing them great all the way out to at least 287 yards.
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Unread 05-02-2008, 10:19 AM
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Gents this is a great subject, i have a Ruger M-77 Mrk 11 that i have recieved from inheritance, not being such a Ruger guy i figured lets git it a whirl. So heres what it is now. 1-10 twist border barrell, touched up trigger chambered in a .243 AI and i am sending .58 Grn Vmaxs to 4100 fps. have not hit a coyote yet but i have never seen carnage or shall i say battle effects like what this put out. have yet to do in a chikadee but the time is comming. Take care all
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