recovered 204 40gr V-max

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  1. mr.big

    mr.big Well-Known Member

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    from a milk jug at 500 yards,it picked the jug up about 4 feet and set it back down but didnt explode,I poured the water through a coffee filter and it still weighed 34 grains.pretty good weight retention HUH?? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    4 feet off the ground, that's awesome with a 40g V-max. How much velocity are you getting with it. I am guessing around 4000fps.

    Jake
     

  3. mr.big

    mr.big Well-Known Member

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    just over 3800,the test came after shooting a large yote with the 204 and not getting the results I was used to with larger calibers.

    I LOVE the 204 and shooting it but its not a mid range yote rifle.I`ll stick with the 25 cal 100gr NBT at 3375 for that..
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

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    "I`ll stick with the 25 cal 100gr NBT at 3375 for that.. "

    Amen to that!! What powder you going with for that combo?? I love my 25-06. Just worked up a ladder with 100g NBT and IMR-4831. Results look very promising. 52.5g-53.5g produced a .350" group at 200 yards, velocity running from 3320-3375fps. This combo I believe can take yotes out to 800 yards. Have taken them to 600 yards with my 25-06, but none farther, as of yet!
     
  5. mr.big

    mr.big Well-Known Member

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    I use 55 grs but dont blame me if yours blows.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Pretty soon I will be shooting a 125grn Ballistic Tip at 4050 fps out of my 300-WSM project. I will be using a Krieger 30", 1-15 twist barrel. It is absolutely devastating on varmints out to 1000 yards.

    Jake
     
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    Pretty soon I will be shooting a 125grn Ballistic Tip at 4050 fps out of my 300-WSM project. I will be using a Krieger 30", 1-15 twist barrel. It is absolutely devastating on varmints out to 1000 yards.

    Jake

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    I shot a few through Jessica and could only get 3900 with RL22,but I didn`t want to waste bbl life on something I had other rifles for.

    I did shoot one groundhog with the 125 at 3900 and it looked like it steped on a land mine.
     
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    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Big, I will be using 75grns Vhit N550 powder. That powder will get me over the 4000 fps mark with a 30" pipe. I just ordered a DVD in which this specific bullet and 300-WSM are featured while shooting groundhogs. I've seen some of the video, it is absolutely amazing how the 125grn BT performs on a groundhog at 790 yards.

    Jake
     
  9. Waltech Jim

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    just over 3800,the test came after shooting a large yote with the 204 and not getting the results I was used to with larger calibers.

    I LOVE the 204 and shooting it but its not a mid range yote rifle.I`ll stick with the 25 cal 100gr NBT at 3375 for that..

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    Mr. Big,

    May I respectfully ask for some clarification?

    You shot a large coyote with a bullet that was designed by Hornady to blow up on small critters, and then tested that bullet at 500 yards and it seemed to work as Hornady designed it?

    And from this you are saying the 204 caliber is not a mid range coyote rifle.

    I would welcome a correction in the way I read your posts.

    Jim
     
  10. Waltech Jim

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    Mr. Big,

    Get some 35 gr. Berger bullets. They have been used for many years with very good results on coyotes. May I suggest some IMR 4895 and Rem 7 1/2 SRBR primers if you are not already using them.

    Jim
     
  11. Exhaust3

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    Wildcat,
    I guess you ordered the DVD from Richard's Custom rifles? I am waiting for my DVD to arrive also. I have a 300 RSAUM that pushes the 125 NBT's to just a tad shy of 3700 fps. but that is out of a puny 24" barrel. I would like some pics of the rifle when you are finished. Keep us posted.
     
  12. remingtonman_25_06

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    55g's of what powder???

    I stopped at 55g IMR-4831, it was the last shot in my ladder. It registered 3500fps over my crony. Didn't seem to be hot, but I know from the velocity, its pretty well MAX. Primers looked ok though, bolt lift was normal.
     
  13. mr.big

    mr.big Well-Known Member

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    55 grs IMR-4831 on the 25-06 load.

    on the 204 coyote thing,if you hit anywhere close to the shoulder you might find it and you might not.
    here is a pic of one I shot at about 275 and hit it square in the shoulder and it ran about 150 yards and I shot it again about the same place and neither bullet went over 3 inches deep.

    I think what Hornady means by small critters is groundhogs and lighter.they will blow up on squirrels and killdees too.

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  14. wildcat

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    Exhaust3, you are right, I did get the video from Richard. I have been reserching this type of project (300-WSM W/125GRN BT) for some time. I've reserched the ballistics aspect as well, it is really impressive out to 1000 yards. With 125grn BT traveling at 4000+ fps and a BC of .366, it only requires 18 MOA of elevation for 1000 yard shot. Shoot me an e-mail, I would love to talk more about your rifle. Here is my e-mail;
    wildcat@highdesert.com

    Jake