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#1 rdsii64

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:31 PM

I went to project 2000 today because it was to hot to head to the desert. While I was there I decided to compare some of the new rounds I have with the cheap 55 grain fmj I have.There is no comparison. My barrel just loves the 40 grain vmax from Fiocchi. My gun was previously zeroed for the 55 grain stuff when I shot the 40 grain so naturally the group was high.I have made my adjustment and the range closed before I could shoot another group on a fresh target.The top target was American eagle 55 grain xm193c. As you can see, they suck for accuracy. The bottom was 40 grain vmax from Fiocchi. For that its worth That is a 14 shot group on the bottom target. While it was only 100 yards its still 14 rounds in one ragged hole.Posted Image

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:10 AM

Sweet... who the heck needs to handload? LOL I believe it was last year sometime when I swithched from 50gr bullets to 40gr in my 223. Wasn't for accuracy, but rather velocity in my case, as my 50 grainers also shot shot great. Just too slow for my liking was all.Anyway, :lol: Frank

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:33 AM

I have a Rem. 700 in 222 Rem. Mag. that will do the same thing all day with the 40 gr. V Max.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:10 AM

I love the 40gr V-max. It is definitely one accurate little bullet.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

What's your barrel twist on that?
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:43 PM

Shoot i thought i was the only one :doh[1]: don't buy them all i have a couple cases on the way lol I just finished my ar last week and I've shot 55 grainers for years but when i shot those pesky little guys and got an easy .75 group at a hundred, i changed my mind lol :) and the price you can't beat!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

What's your barrel twist on that?

The rifle I shot that with has a 12 twist barrel. It's a Howa 1500 Varmint

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

Anybody know if these 40 grainers will shoot out of a 1:8 twist barrel? Jsut ordered up a 223 T3 lite, was wondering if you spun and shot them out that fast if they would come apart....Was planning on chopping the barrel down to 16".

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

They won't come apart, they should do fine. They shoot well out of my 1in9 twist Savage pushed real hard at over 3700 fps.Posted ImageFive shots each target at 100 yards.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

You wont have any probs with the 1/8 twist as Shooter John mentioned. I shoot the 40's from My Tikka T3 with a stout load of H335 powder, and get great results. The Tikka also likes the 60 Vmax as well. Sometimes they make Big holes in Coyotes depending upon distance and shot placement. I have found the Nosler 40 BT to be a little better on fur, and they shoot good from the Tikka as well. However they are a little more costly. Wait till you hit a Ground squirrel with a 40 Vmax.. you will be amazed! Good Luck.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

You wont have any probs with the 1/8 twist as Shooter John mentioned. I shoot the 40's from My Tikka T3 with a stout load of H335 powder, and get great results. The Tikka also likes the 60 Vmax as well. Sometimes they make Big holes in Coyotes depending upon distance and shot placement. I have found the Nosler 40 BT to be a little better on fur, and they shoot good from the Tikka as well. However they are a little more costly. Wait till you hit a Ground squirrel with a 40 Vmax.. you will be amazed! Good Luck.

Thanks for the info. I think I am gonna go with the 40 grainers, but I am going to plug it all into a ballistic calc and check drops and ranges, dont think ill be shooting much past 250 with this, past that ill grab the 7 mag :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: .What barrel lengths are you guys using? I was planning on cutting it down to around 16" and throwing a muzzle brake on...

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

They won't come apart, they should do fine. They shoot well out of my 1in9 twist Savage pushed real hard at over 3700 fps.Posted ImageFive shots each target at 100 yards.

Wow, good shootin! Those things just make a cantaloupe sized hole out the back of a yote with those kinda speeds!

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:34 AM

none of my 40 gr vmax from my 223 ever came out of a coyote hit in the body .The only one that went threw was the 243 65gr vmax.The 40 gr vmax out of the 223 shoots pretty flat out to 300 yards.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

I picked up an old Remington 788 in .222 Rem. caliber. It was a terrible shooter, but 788's have good potential. I was getting 3" groups with it when I first bought it. After free-floating the barrel, changing out the 6X scope to a 3-9 x 40 variable and replacing the factory trigger (with a 7# pull) with a Timney trigger set at 3#, my groups went down to 5/8" at 100 yards using Hornady 40-grain V-Max rounds at 3600 fps. Sweet!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

Same result here. My 222 Remington Magnum likes this bullet too.

Here's two 5 shot group at 100 yards.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

40 gr Nosler from 223 doesn't work too bad either... 5 shots at 100 yards.

(and on occasion does pass through coyotes with it's solid thick base etc)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:02 AM

The fiocchi 40 grain v-max is my go-to ammo. I love it. Very accurate, and only a .5 MOA drop from 100 to 200 yards. At 300 yards, it's about 2 MOA. Pretty damn good- about as good as the Hornady 53 grain super performance. They literally explode on impact and do serious damage. The coyotes just drop. Even have a pretty good price- $20 for 50 rounds. As for going thru coyotes- under 100 yards, they make a pretty big exit hole, I find.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

Fiocchi has a history of quality ammo & their 40gr V-Max would be at the top of my list to try if I were shooting factory rifle ammo.

I do use factory shotgun shells exclusively however, & years ago I used nothing but Fiocchi for quail hunting. Then for a few years they were impossible to find, at least in the stores where I live. So I started pattern testing all over again with various "stuff" & settled on Winchester & PMC loads. I have been with them ever since, especially Winchester, & especially since they are always available.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:09 AM

Now i wanna try the 40 gr VMax! All those groups are impressive.

I wasn't terribly DISpleased with my Savage when I found a 55 gr bullet that it shot well, but I thought it could do better. Now I know what to try next. Thanks!!
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:47 AM

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:44 AM

They won't come apart, they should do fine. They shoot well out of my 1in9 twist Savage pushed real hard at over 3700 fps.Posted ImageFive shots each target at 100 yards.

thats some good shootng john.! I have been shooting the 40 grain sierras (blitz kings) besides the v-maxes with great results on coyotes.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

wow shooterjon that is some immpressive shooting hope to get there some day


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