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Posted: 7/13/2003 9:46:11 PM EDT
Hi there,
I am trying to find a good round for both range and varmint use. I have a 16 inch 1:9. Do anyone have experience with the Blackhill 60gr Hornady V-Max as both Varmint and target range ? Any other suggestions ?
Thanks in advanced,
Chris
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 12:20:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 2:01:25 AM EDT
Thanks Troy, GPSS has a sale on BH V-max. With the discount and free shipping, the re-man is just about 60-70% more than IMI or Lake City M193. That's why I want to give it a try. Chris
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 12:32:22 PM EDT
For your intended purposes, it should be a great round and will likely be very accurate as well if your rifle likes BH ammo. I agree with Troy though that a smaller and faster version might work better when hunting the smaller critters...say a 50 or 55 gr bullet. -Charging Handle
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:46:04 PM EDT
I've had very good accuracy with 60gr Hornady V-Max handloads. In a pinch, I bet they would work pretty good on 2 legged varmits too !
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:51:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: In a pinch, a rock is better than nothing, and a 60gr V-Max is probably an order of magnitude or two better than a rock. But it still wouldn't be in my Top 10 loads, as it gives insufficent penetration when used against human-sized creatures. Assuming you have the choice, you'd be better off with M193, 68/69gr Match, or if you have a 1:7 twist, 75/77gr Match loads. -Troy
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Yep, I've been following the 75gr./77gr. threads. My 1:7 Colt really likes the 77 nosler/varget. They really [b]CLANG[/b] the steel targets compared to 55FMJ.
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 6:49:03 PM EDT
I have been using 69gr BH Sierra Match King for a while, they are great for range targets. But I am just not sure if they are good for hunting in general. That's why I want to try 60gr V-Max.
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