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243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

 
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:45 PM
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

I use the 75gr vmax over 41.5 gr vmax and it shoots great out to 550yd(longest burm at my range) going pd shooting this summer hopefully they continue to shoot well
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

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I use the 75gr vmax over 41.5 gr vmax and it shoots great out to 550yd(longest burm at my range) going pd shooting this summer hopefully they continue to shoot well
I think I have the 75 gr Vmax, maybe a box but after seeing what I could do with the 87 Vmax I've started loading it pretty much as my main load. My bragging group is 1 1/4"@400 yards which is good for an old man.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:27 PM
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

Have you guys ever hunted with the Berger 95 grainers? if so do they perform like the V-Max?
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:42 PM
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

the 87 horn bthp of the berger 88 are what i use. have not tried the vmax
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

I've had great success with Sierra 70 grain Blitzkings & Hornady 75 V-maxes in my 243 & 243AI.
Have tried the 87 grain v-maxes & they sorta penciled thru groundhogs @500 plus (may have been a thicker jacket lot) ended up with 50/50 draggers. Not so with the 70's&75's.
I used the 70 grain Sierra Blitzkings in my 243AI w/ AA 2700 to get into the 500 yard club.... kills @ 515 & 880 yards were DRT.
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

Sam, you must have had a weird lot of 87's. I've shot BUNCHES of prairie dogs and coyotes with them out to nearly 800 and have never had a problem with lack of expansion. I'll post some pics later. My load launches them @ 3200.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:06 PM
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Re: 243, 75gr VS 87gr Vmax?

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Sam, you must have had a weird lot of 87's. I've shot BUNCHES of prairie dogs and coyotes with them out to nearly 800 and have never had a problem with lack of expansion. I'll post some pics later. My load launches them @ 3200.
I just picked up 2 box's of 87 v-max for my 243. Would you share your loads with me. Seems like my 243 likes H-414 fore the 95 bergers, and the sierra 85 bthp.
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