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.223 60 grain vmax

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by colbyjack, May 17, 2007.

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  1. colbyjack

    colbyjack Member

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    anyone load any 60 grain vmax? just picked up a box. will be going thru a 20" 1:8 RRA AR-15. any suggestions or a starting point, ill be using varget for my powder. thanks -chris
     
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    YES! In my 1-9 bushy, they shoot very well. They should do as well in a 1-8. The 60 grain Hornady HP may do a little better in mine, but it's splitting hairs to tell the difference.
     
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    Work up to 26g of Varget with a Rem 7-1/2 primer. Very accurate from my 1 in 9 Bushy.
     
  4. distra

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    I've shot the 50gr VMAX in my 1:9 20" AR. These are extremely accurate bullets. I used 25gr-26gr of H335. Best 5 shoot group was 0.29" at 50yrds open sights. These are very nice projectiles.
     
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    My AR, when I had it, liked a minimum of 26.5 Grs. of Varget with a Fed primer and the 60 Gr. V-Max.
     
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    Isn't the 60 grain V-Max the bullet that Hornady uses in its TAP ammo? If so, it ought to be damned accurate with the right load. Anybody know?
     
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    It shoots really well in my .222 Mag for sure. I use H335 behind it. :)

    Oh yea, I have to push it hard in my .222 mag. 1/14 twist.
     
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    My Stevens 200 likes 26.2 grains of Varget with the 60 grain Vmax.
     
  9. colbyjack

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    cool thanks for the info guys, ill give it a try. my 1:8 should like it. it loves the 69gr SMK.


    i bought 200 box of 65 gr gameking too. but my 5th add sierria book has no data. i emailed them twice and got 2 different answers. i got use the 60gr data and the other one said use the 69gr data. -chris
     
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    My 6th Edition Hornady manual lists:
    60 grain V-MAX .223 Rem
    21.7 - 24.9 with Varget
     
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