24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
V
verns Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
V
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
Is this something new ? I mostly use Sierra if available but noticed at Scheels the 2 types (Varmint and VMax ) Is one anymore frangible than the other ? New ?


“To account nothing of one's self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.”
― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
BP-B2

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 39,052
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 39,052
Originally Posted by verns
Is this something new ? I mostly use Sierra if available but noticed at Scheels the 2 types (Varmint and VMax ) Is one anymore frangible than the other ? New ?

No, I believe one is a hollow point, while the other has the polymer tip. Both work very well. Generally the Vmax has a higher bc, if that is a concern.


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
P


BSA
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 76,131
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 76,131
Hornady varmints are basic soft points, Vmax are a plastic tipped hollow point-more frangible. Their other offering is the SX- Super Explosive, which is VERY frangible.

This is a hog taken last week with a 55 gr Vmax in the ear hole out of a .222



[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


"...the left considers you vermin, and they'll kill you given the chance..." Bristoe
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
V
verns Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
V
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
Thanks,I bought a box of the 75 Gr for the Mini ,was surprised they did not keyhole at least at 100 yds.Trying to get settled on a load for coyotes in the thick timber .This rifle is everything everyone said it would be a CHALLENGE but I love it .


“To account nothing of one's self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.”
― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 76,131
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 76,131
Originally Posted by verns
Thanks,I bought a box of the 75 Gr for the Mini ,was surprised they did not keyhole at least at 100 yds.Trying to get settled on a load for coyotes in the thick timber .This rifle is everything everyone said it would be a CHALLENGE but I love it .


If you eventually have any trouble with the 75s, you do know you can kill coyotes with 55s, right? Even in thick timber....


"...the left considers you vermin, and they'll kill you given the chance..." Bristoe
IC-A B3

Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
V
verns Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
V
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 357
I thought I could miss em better and have a excuse . Always the chance that Lobo will show up . Though they do seem to have thinned out quite a bit .I did not see Lobo for the last 2 years .In the past I would see one a year on the average .


“To account nothing of one's self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.”
― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
T
Campfire Kahuna
Online Happy
Campfire Kahuna
T
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
53 V max is where its at in the .224"

BC much higher than the 50 or 55's


T R U M P W O N !
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 868
P
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
P
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 868
Keep quiet on the 53 V-Maxes. You can actually find them around here! Wicked little bullets.

That said, if I never thought I’d shoot past 200-250 yards again, Hornady 55 soft points are plenty accurate and hard on what they hit…..

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,304
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,304
Originally Posted by tikkanut
53 V max is where its at in the .224"

BC much higher than the 50 or 55's

Pure sh*t, a 224 53 grain bullet that won’t stabilize in a 14 twist Swift or 22.250 5 shots each target.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

But a 53 Varmageddon puts 10 shots with no keyholes from the same rifles.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Swifty
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 868
P
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
P
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 868
Hornady does specify a 1:12 twist for the 53 V-Max, I’m running them in a 1:8” AR, not sure what a Mini is twisted at.
14” twists will have to stay in at recess. More for me!

IC-B B4

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
T
Campfire Kahuna
Online Happy
Campfire Kahuna
T
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
Originally Posted by Potsy
Keep quiet on the 53 V-Maxes. You can actually find them around here! Wicked little bullets.

That said, if I never thought I’d shoot past 200-250 yards again, Hornady 55 soft points are plenty accurate and hard on what they hit…..


In my heavy 9T 223 AI the 53 V max is just getting warmed up at 300 yds..p/dogs downrange hate 'em

Another good 53 gr varmint bullet is the 53 g Varmegeddon...but flat base


T R U M P W O N !
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
T
Campfire Kahuna
Online Happy
Campfire Kahuna
T
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 22,986
In fact.here ya go.....free shipping over $49

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/


T R U M P W O N !
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 38,719
S
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 38,719
Originally Posted by Swifty52
Originally Posted by tikkanut
53 V max is where its at in the .224"

BC much higher than the 50 or 55's

Pure sh*t, a 224 53 grain bullet that won’t stabilize in a 14 twist Swift or 22.250 5 shots each target.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

But a 53 Varmageddon puts 10 shots with no keyholes from the same rifles.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Swifty,

Can't state what is the difference in altitude, or atmospheric conditions....

but here in Southern Oregon, with 22.250s with 1 in 14 twists, with the 53 V Max or the 53 grain HP Match Hornady bullet, I am not experiencing the same results that you are.. I don't own a Swift....but I do have four 22.250s with one in 14 twists.. and one with a 1 in 7. Each of them are tight shooting groups, with the two Hornady bullets I mentioned.. right along with Sierras in 52 and 53 grain HP Match bullets.


"Minus the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the Country" Marion Barry, Mayor of Wash DC

“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

Link Copied to Clipboard
CTV-TRX
Who's Online Now
677 members (160user, 10Glocks, 1234, 10gaugemag, 10ring1, 68 invisible), 2,257 guests, and 1,188 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3-22

UDG-IP









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2022 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.070s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.8845 MB (Peak: 1.0120 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-06-27 00:09:12 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS