FMJ for Prairie dogs

Iron Worker

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When that entity in the Oval office wanted to take certain 223 ammo from us I rush to store to buy some American eagle FMJ . Well thinking of pulling the bullets and replacing them with 55gr V-Max ,but its also a hassle . So are the doggies going to run back in their holes after impact ,even under 200 yds ?
 

Iron Worker

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I'm pulling the bullets and replacing them with same weight V-Maxes . 25.5grs of some type of ball powder is in them.
 

HARPERC

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We just fired right at around 1500 .223 60, 53, and 40 grain V-Max at sage rats the splat factor was very good.
 

Jerry M

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I would not. I shot SMKs on a prairie dog and the impact was much less dramatic than my buddy who was shooting soft points. Don't underestimate flips and explosive nature of soft points!!!!
 

Iron Worker

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Pulled bullets and replaced with Nosler Varmint and Hornady V- Max. Marginal accuracy with V-MAX and poor accuracy with Nosler. Also velocity was 2900 FPS . So won't be pulling any more bullets. Be loading as I normally do,just trying to save some work.
 

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