Attention varmint shooters


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MachIVshooter
February 22, 2012, 02:57 AM
Midway has Hornady Z-max bullets going pretty cheap right now. AFAIK, all they are is a V-max with a puke green tip. At $60/500 for 20 gr. .17 cal and $65/500 for 50 gr. BT .224, seems like a good buy to me! They have 32 gr. .204, 40 gr., 55 gr. and 58 gr. .224 as well.

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kingmt
February 22, 2012, 09:56 AM
It doesn't look like a sale price on the .224 but they are cheaper then V-Max.

dsm
February 22, 2012, 02:27 PM
They are different. I believe the differences lay in the way the jackets are formed. I'm sure if the z Max is cheaper...the process is cheaper to produce them. The best test is to try them to see if your gun likes them.

Gonzofam
February 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
Diff than amax. Better bc. Same as varmint. Who really knows. All i know is the new hornady steel case may be a great 1000shot round purchase. Hasto be above tull and wolf and the price is nice. I want to see how accurate it is in my rifles.

Certaindeaf
February 24, 2012, 12:19 AM
I've heard steel is easily reloaded.

Damon555
February 24, 2012, 05:00 PM
Here's a comparison between the Z-max and V-max....

204 on the left 224 on the right

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/edlafond/Weapons/EDL_4000.jpg

I can't tell the difference just by looking.....

kingmt
February 24, 2012, 10:04 PM
I've heard steel is easily reloaded.
Shhh. Don't let that get out. Brass .223 has gotten imposable to find at my range but people keep heaping up the steel cases.

Certaindeaf
February 25, 2012, 12:14 AM
A $4 Harbor Freight 200lb magnet on a length of twine works great for dragging the steel seas.

A-FIXER
February 25, 2012, 01:29 AM
Thanks for the info got some ordered the other day....

liberalwithagun
February 25, 2012, 01:57 AM
@kingmt - You must shoot at my range. It is near a miracle if I find any brass. Place is filled w/ steel casings. At best I find some 9mm brass (which I can actually do reload) and 40 S/W (which I don't).

Can the economy please fix itself so people will start shooting (and leaving) brass casings?

fol4321
February 25, 2012, 03:34 AM
does the z have a bit larger poly tip?. did you cut any open?

ArchAngelCD
February 25, 2012, 06:08 AM
The Z-Max and V-Max bullets are exactly the same but for the color of the polymer tip. They changed the color to sell Zombie ammo, they didn't develop a whole new bullet.

I bought 2 boxes of 500 55gr .224" Z-Max bullets from my local shop. That should be a good supply for a bolt action rifle... BTW, inside the box there are 2 plastic bags with 250 bullets in each.

kingmt
February 25, 2012, 07:54 AM
The Z-Max and A-Max bullets are exactly the same but for the color of the polymer tip. They changed the color to sell Zombie ammo, they didn't develop a whole new bullet.


Did you mean Z & V are the same?

Damon555
February 25, 2012, 12:35 PM
does the z have a bit larger poly tip?. did you cut any open?
The tips are the same size as the comparable bullet....Nope, never cut one open....

ArchAngelCD
February 26, 2012, 04:21 AM
Did you mean Z & V are the same?
Yes I did, thanks for catching that... I fixed the original post...

ole farmerbuck
February 26, 2012, 06:58 AM
I just checked mine. The 50gr z-max are boat tail and the 55gr z-max have cannelures and are flat base.

Damon555
February 26, 2012, 01:03 PM
I just checked mine. The 50gr z-max are boat tail and the 55gr z-max have cannelures and are flat base.
Those are 2 different animals.....There is also a 55 g V-max with a cannular.

ole farmerbuck
February 26, 2012, 04:20 PM
Those are 2 different animals.....There is also a 55 g V-max with a cannular.
Yea I have about 8500 55gr v-max w/can flat base. Trust me, my Z-max looks just like them except for the greenish tips.

dsm
February 28, 2012, 09:34 PM
Got confirmation from hornady that both bullets are the same....just different colored tips.

ole farmerbuck
February 28, 2012, 10:34 PM
Got confirmation from hornady that both bullets are the same....just different colored tips.
And z's are cheaper. But dont tell my p-dogs. I want them thinking they're getting fed the best most expensive there is. :)

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