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V-Max bullets
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

I would like to know if anyone has any load information on 35gn. v-max bullets for the 223rem. I have been using BL-C(2) for 50gn. with fantastic resluts, but have no info on the lighter bullets. Thanks for any help.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

Dont think there is any load info, These bullets are designed for use with the 22 Hornet. The velocity acheived with a 223 Remington will tear them apart as they leave the barrel.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

It was sugested to me by the seller to use 14gn. of blue dot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

I asked Hornady about using the 35 grain V-Max in the .223 and .220 Swift and they suggested using the loads for the 40 grain bullets.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

Unless you have 1-12 twist rifleing, I dont think your going to get any were.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

Just a tidbit of thought on the 35 gr. Vmax...consider that their ballistic coiffient is like .100 (similar to a small mattress) and a 40 gr. Vmax has a BC of more than twice that. By 100 yds. the 40 will not only have more terminal energy but a much better trajectory as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: V-Max bullets Reply with quote

Thanks for the info guys. I normaly use the 50gn. v-max, & have excellent results, & was thinking about trying something with the 35er. One fellow said with he 35 & 14gn. of blue dot, you had good range & acc. with noise in the rimfire range. Sounded good, but was just checking around for more opinions.
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