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60gr 223 Vmax

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BsChoy, Mar 3, 2006.

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  1. BsChoy

    BsChoy Member

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    Anybaody use these bullets in a fast twist 1/9 223?? How do they shhot generally for you? I just got a "project" Stevens model 200 in 223 and since vmax's really work in my '06 i thought they would work in my 223. They are the most consistent bullet I have shot thus far.

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. snuffy

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    Funny you should ask!

    I've been using that very same bullet in my 1-9 bushy for over a year. It's the ONLY bullet that will shoot under an inch from the stock 20 inch H-Bar. I originally chose it for shooting bowling pins. A shooting buddy warned that a fmj would whistle through a pin WITHOUT knocking it down. The v-max is a very frangible bullet, it expanded in the pin making for a positive smack down!

    I also use the 120 7mm v-max in a 7-08 and a 280. It excells there too as for accurate groups and terminal performance.
     
  3. Don't Tread On Me

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    I keep reading on how the 60gr Vmax is THE bullet to use in a 1-9 barrel. Perfect weight match up for that twist I guess. Everyone raves about their MOA accuracy with that bullet using standard 1-9 barrels.


    I don't have any personal experience, but the internet testimony in favor of it in a 1-9 is overwhelmingly positive.
     
  4. dakotasin

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    i run 60 v-max's thru my 9-twist ar. it remains sub-moa to 550 yards, and has taken prairie dogs (size of a 20 oz coke bottle) to beyond 500.
     
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