Hornaday 40gr Vmax - 27 grains of H335
Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:39 PM
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:00 PM
Yes, that is what I am reading in most of my publications too. V-max expansion at speeds down to about 2500fps are virtually identical to that of the hotter stuff. Thinking of trying some soft points maybe. Im just reluctant to use 55gr BTFMJ anymore. The last time I used those on a jack it went in/out, and I had to stand there and watch the poor bastard flop around for 2.5 minutes before it settled down.
If you do not want that mess stay away from the Vmax bullets. Slowing them down will not change things.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:54 AM
That can be pretty much said for most calibers, not just the 223. Of course a head, spine or liver shot won't need much, if any, tracking either. Btw, 2 of our 26" bolt action Remmys in 223 & the 40 gr Nosler, chrono at 3772 & 3982 with the same load. My friend's rifle produces the higher velocity. As already stated above, pretty much any 223, even at substantially lower velocities will likely destroy thumper... at least with the usual expanding type hunting bullets. Or just make head shots as also previously state.Perhaps something like a 22lr or 22 mag may be another option?
I use the same combination for coyotes but if they hit anywhere other than dead center on the chest or just behind the front leg, there's a mess and a run away coyote to track down.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:47 PM
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