55g SX proves its worth!!

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by remingtonman_25_06, May 11, 2007.

  1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I loaded up a few shells with the 24.5g IMR-4895 load w/55g SX's in my .222 rem. My wife and I decided to go put a 200 yard zero on the gong and do some shooting. Also just to see if there was any coyote/rabbits running around. Well when we got there, I spotted a little jack underneath a sagebrush about 15 yards away. Good test for the SX! It pretty much blew him in half, just hangin by a litle piece of skin. The next one was about 50 yards out. He was hunkered down eating, facing away. I put the SX right up his tailpipe. It completely zippered him open from his butt to his chin, just laid him out like if you were going to do surgery, it was AWESOME!!! I wished I hadn't forgotten my memory card in my computer or I woulda got pics, Doh!! There not half bad accurate either..5 shot group off my bipod/truck was about 1.5" dead center on the 200 yard gong! I think I like these 55g SX's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    You're a sick man....but I like it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

  3. nelson

    nelson Well-Known Member

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    I agree they kick butt I have been using them in my .223's for a few years. They shoot nice they are cheap and they blow things up real good
     
  4. varmit1

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    I have been using v-max in my 222 to shoot what we call whistle pigs in western Idaho and they kill the small varmits well. This year I tried the SXs and really like the visual effects with them. They just go to pieces and immediatly dead. It will be the only bullet that I use in my 222 from now on.

    Varmit1
     
  5. rgp332

    rgp332 Member

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    A little more info on the 55 sx please, Who makes them and such,Thanks
     
  6. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Made by Hornady Part#2260

    The XS is Horadys forerunner to the Vmax. It does not have the plastic tip,BC or the velosity range of the Vmax but to 300 yards they are a great bullet.
     
  7. Wildyote

    Wildyote Active Member

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    SX performance/ self tested

    Yep, those "old" SX bullets perform quite well, dangit. lol

    Years back, I closed the bolt on a Sako Vixen in 222 mag with a 50 grain SX in front of 26 grains of 4895 with the gun, pointed down of course, EXCEPT it was pointed at MY FOOT resting on a mound.

    BANG!........ah CRAP. :eek:

    Performed quite nicely. I had a hole roughly the size of a nickle with meat hanging out the bottom of my shoe.

    TG I didnt "aim" better and hit MAJOR bones. Just tore the living heck outa the base of my two smaller toes.

    I was younger, dumber.......two lessons learned.:(

    light bulbDO NOT set a factory trigger less than 1.5 lbs and
    light bulbDO NOT point anything loaded at ANYTHING living.......even by accident.

    Unless of course you INTEND to shoot it.gun)

    Wasn't long range though....sorry. :p
    Steve
     
  8. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I use a lot of 50 grain Hornady 50 grain SPSX bullets and I'm surprized it didn't take out a full 4" circle of meat. That had to be ugly. I shoot them out of my 22-250 at 3800fps and they will turn a 2 pound digger squirrel in to a strip off baco bits and fur strips up to 3 feet long. At close range it's dime sized chunck in a 40 foot circle.