Anyone shooting 87gr V-Max .243 Win?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Higbean, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Higbean

    Higbean Member

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    Just starting to get the bug to work up loads for a long range coyote bomber. Looking at projectiles, this 87 gr Vmax has a great BC for a varmint bullet. Anyone running these for coyotes and the like? How well do they perform at longer ranges? Playing with RL 17 so I'm hoping I can get them to around 3,300 fps.
     
  2. little black 243

    little black 243 Well-Known Member

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    I use them for coyotes and rochchucks. Im shooting them over 43.7 gr of imr 4831, its right about 3000. Does great out there a ways but dont plan on skinning any, brutal on pelts!
     

  3. Higbean

    Higbean Member

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    "brutal on pelts!"



    Good! LOL
     
  4. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    I run them at about 3000fps also, out of a 6BR though. Haven't put one in a coyote yet but rockchucks out to around 800 have eaten them. They get the job done, for sure.:D
     
  5. mdw717

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    I just purchased a new 243 X-bolt and this Hornady bullet caught my attention also. I just finished barrel break-in this week with some factory ammo and about to get started reloading.

    I'm a huge fan of the Vmax and SX bullets in 224 caliber. They work great on ground squirrels and coyotes.

    What powders and loads have you all had success with for this bullet?