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Old 11-28-2011, 10:41 PM
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I use 75Vmax in my 6-284 and it sure does make a mess of things. If you're a pelt saver, I don't think the Vmax line of bullets is the best option as they leave big messy holes.

My daughter is a little wacky, the bigger the mess, the more she likes going.
Cool picture ! I shoot a 6x284 what was your load ? How far ? I shot a Coyote in the chest when he was looking at me at 350 yds with 87gr V-Max. Coyote was dead before he hit the ground,but no exit !
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:37 AM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I only have experiance with the V-Max in a .223 but it preforms flawlessly for me. All coyotes have dropped in their tracks, though flawlessly for me is a dead coyote that I don't have to chase. I shoot a .243 also but only use 100 SP. I think it is being a little optimistic thinking that any 6mm will be pelt friendly all the time...or most of the time even. But if all you want is a dead coyote like me. The V-Max is a great bullet and extremely accurate in my guns that is.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:29 PM
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Iron Worker,

I'm using 51.3 of H4350, Fed. 210M, Lapua brass, COAL 2.732 which is 10thou off the lands. My 6-284 was built on a Remmy SA which is why my overall length is maybe shorter than if it were built on a LA.

The yote in the pic with my daughter was a nice sized female shot at just over 200yds. I think it was 212 to be exact.

When I was waiting for my 6-284 to get built I used my .223 with 40gr Vmax and 40gr Ballistic tips. Both dispatched yotes quite well and neither was what I would call "fur friendly".

Now I'm having Mr. Carlock (Defensive Edge) put a new 24in. Hart 1-9 barrel on my .223 and chamber it into a .223AI to shoot the new 53gr Vmax. I'm thinking this will be a really fun setup with those new .290BC 53's.
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Iron Worker,

I'm using 51.3 of H4350, Fed. 210M, Lapua brass, COAL 2.732 which is 10thou off the lands. My 6-284 was built on a Remmy SA which is why my overall length is maybe shorter than if it were built on a LA.

The yote in the pic with my daughter was a nice sized female shot at just over 200yds. I think it was 212 to be exact.

When I was waiting for my 6-284 to get built I used my .223 with 40gr Vmax and 40gr Ballistic tips. Both dispatched yotes quite well and neither was what I would call "fur friendly".

Now I'm having Mr. Carlock (Defensive Edge) put a new 24in. Hart 1-9 barrel on my .223 and chamber it into a .223AI to shoot the new 53gr Vmax. I'm thinking this will be a really fun setup with those new .290BC 53's.
51grs of H4350 ? Well all guns are different that just seems a little on the light side. Any how have you tried any Re#17 ? That powder burning rate is close to H4350 but it some how produces 150FPS faster then H4350. I wonder if a 12"twist will work with those new 53gr Hornady V-Maxs ?
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

You are correct. It is a rather mildish load but it prints so damn good I had a hard time talking myself into messing with it. I'd like to try some 87's but I'm not sure they will fly right. My 6-284 is only a 1-12tw. Guess I just need to try them and see.

Some seem to think a 1-12 isn't fast enough for the new 53Vmax in a .223 while others say it is. Guess you just need to try out and see for yourself.

My little .223 was a Rem LTR w/1-9tw so I just went back with the same tw rate. I doubt it will shoot the 75's but I may try them just for the hell of it. My plan is to pretty much only shoot those 53Vmax unless for some reason they don't work. I sure hope they do though, I've already got a whole pile of them on the shelf. lol
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The vmax bullet will lay the smack down on a coyote. Just be careful because if you hit them wrong you will tear the hide to hell.
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The vmax bullet will lay the smack down on a coyote. Just be careful because if you hit them wrong you will tear the hide to hell.
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