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#7264701 - 01/03/13 05:43 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: Seafire]
ironeagle_84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Seafire

Marty, they are on the shelves at BiMart.. in the 223 panic after the CT shooting, the V Maxes are still on the shelf.. I don't think many AR guys want Varmint bullets..


Is this as of today? When i called them last week they didnt have any.
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#7265229 - 01/03/13 07:27 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: ironeagle_84]
Seafire Offline
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Just got home with a box of them...figure 5 boxes will get me thru summer varmint season...

they still had a couple of the shelves, and they also had a lot of the other 22 cal Hornady Bullets back on the shelf...

primers aren't being shipped right now...
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#7265342 - 01/03/13 07:48 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: Seafire]
dvdegeorge Offline
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I just picked up 2 boxes of 60 gr Vmax today to shoot from my AR ...they had the 53gr Vmax on the shelf as well
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#7269209 - 01/04/13 06:15 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: dvdegeorge]
16bore Offline
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I haven't notice any accuracy different in 1:12 compared to the 50's.

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#7269522 - 01/04/13 07:17 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: 16bore]
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Registered: 10/06/09
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THey shot well out of a 12 twist 700 and 9 twist AR. Hits on pdogs were nothing to brag about. Most hits looked liked misses. Dogs just slumped. No blow ups. And these were fast from Superformance factory loads.

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#7269540 - 01/04/13 07:20 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: Horseman]
16bore Offline
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Do they have to blow up?

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#7288553 - 01/09/13 05:40 AM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: 16bore]
dukxdog Offline
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They work well in my Cooper 22-250.

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#7290313 - 01/09/13 01:09 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: dukxdog]
FredWillis Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
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Loc: W. Oregon
I do not have any copies of my friends targets shot with the 53 vmax . His gun is a 788 in 22-250 w 1-14 twist. Shot very good groups with Varget.

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#7290971 - 01/09/13 03:49 PM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: dukxdog]
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Loc: Nebr
Originally Posted By: dukxdog
They work well in my Cooper 22-250.



Nice.

38 to 38.5 grs H-380, get off the lands 5 to 15 thou. Should tighten the groups on that Cooper real well. Should go .25 or better for 5
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#7293036 - 01/10/13 05:36 AM Re: Your feedback on the Hornady 53 VMax? [Re: Swifty52]
tckurt Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 102
Loc: Michigan
I do not have a target to post.
the 53 vmax shoots great in my cheap beater gun,
stevens 200 in 223 with 9 twist and I used ar comp powder.
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