Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

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Re: Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

Post by panzermk2 » 20 Dec 2016, 05:48

This is why I stopped using the 40gr Vmax years ago and now use the Nosler 40gr Varmageddon.
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Re: Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

Post by DoubleJ » 20 Dec 2016, 15:16

One time I was shooting Pdogs with Vmaxs from my AR, they were exploding all over the place, almost like the Vmax was designed for shooting Pdogs with rifles or something. Weird.

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Re: Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

Post by panzermk2 » 21 Dec 2016, 06:22

DoubleJ wrote:One time I was shooting Pdogs with Vmaxs from my AR, they were exploding all over the place, almost like the Vmax was designed for shooting Pdogs with rifles or something. Weird.

It was but it is an old design and reliant part of your statement, I was shooting from an AR. Drop the FPS down and the Nosler out performs it.

FYI Nosler has their version of the V-max. It has a green tip, we used it in the past for the Pro1 and it is an older design.

The new Varmageddon out performs both.
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Re: Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

Post by PursuitSS » 21 Dec 2016, 20:46

I do believe that the V Max bullet design has changed.

Several years ago Hornady stated on their L.E. web site that .223 40 gr Urban TAP shouldn't be used in a barrel with a faster twist than 1/9". They changed that later to 1/7".

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Re: Min Velocity for Reliable Expansion w 40gr VMax?

Post by panzermk2 » 23 Dec 2016, 13:01

Nope V-max has not been changed. It performs the same as it has for the last 15 years.

FYI the SS197 uses the 40gr V-Max only with a custom blue tip installed.
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