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Unread 04-28-2008, 11:58 AM
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I have 2 savage 12's. A VLP and a BTVSS. The VLP does not like the 40 V-Max (1" at 100 yds) or the 32 sierra BK's (keyholes badly). So far it likes everything else out there.
My BTVSS does very well with the 40 gr V-max. Have not tried the 32 gr BK in it yet. Everything out there has also been okay.
I have not tried out the 26 gr varmint grenades yet (picked up two boxes for load testing)
or the 38 and 48 gr WILDCATS. I am expecting that the 38 gr wildcats will be very accurate and I expect the BC to be higher than the bergers.
So far the 39 gr BK's have been the most accurate with both of my tubes.
My 48 and 38 gr wildcats have arrived. Here are some photos I took comparing them with some others. I lined them up from tallest to shortest. The boxes in the background are the order that the standing bullets are in. The two laying down are the 48 and 38gr WC. I took one from overhead to compare the hollow points. The 48 gr is quite long. I bought 6 boxes of 38's and only one box of 48 gr. I am hoping I can do some load development with them sometime in the middle of June.

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Unread 04-28-2008, 10:16 PM
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400-500yrds. is pretty realistic with the .204 ruger. Given that there isn't alot of wind. A buddy of mine shot a coyote at 311yrds. with his and it left a hole so big in it's neck that u could have stuck a football in it!!! I think he was shooting 34gr. v-max's(factory ammo from hornady). All I know is that .204 Ruger + Ground Squirrel = OVERKILL!!!
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