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95 GR. HDY V-MAX

Has anyone tried this bullet and what powder. I am interest in prairie dog hunting. Seem like the 140 is a little over kill. Let me know who has tried this and what luck you are having.

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Reply #1
Haven't stepped that low yet.  Tested 7 loads of the 100 Sierra Varmints though.  Those buggers are ACC-U-RIGHT!!!  Gonna give them a go this weekend.

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Reply #2
ZenArchery what powder and what charge did you use.

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Reply #3
I've got a box of those 100 gr Sierra's but I haven't give them a Whirl yet

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Reply #4
Interested as well.

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I am loading the 95 Vmax with IMR 4064 with good results. My best is 41gr and a coal of 2.650 to 2.670. I tried moving the pill out and accuracy degraded after 2.670 with big groups at 2.700 so I stopped there. Velocity with my 24.2'' tube is in the 3160 to 3215  with no pressure issues noticed. 1/2'' groups were achieved and the pill did well at 400 yds. Of course your barrel is not my barrel and you need to work up with caution as with all load development. Varget is very close to 4064 and would probably be a good powder for the 95. I have not measured the bullets jump to lands so for reference on jump my .00 leade with the 143 ELDX is 2.950. I might want to try Sierras 100gr pill as well.


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Ive got 3250 with a 24” barrel and RL-15. 42.8 grains. I shot a full beer at 100 yds” I know, alcohol abuse” the crazy thing only tiny fragments hit the plywood behind it. Blew a turtle about 20’ out of the river. They would be nasty on a prairie dog.

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I've used them quite a bit accuracy was excellent. I was using 42 grs of varget. The only problem I had was they were seated that long that I regularly had projectiles fall out of the case which is a real PITA when you dump powder though your action.

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Reply #9
Today at the 100 yard range shot 95 VMAX over 8208 with COL 2.660 , F210M, with SAV 10 24".
Was about 40 degrees F.
8208 39.70 => 3109 fps,  9.0 SD   (5 each)
8208 39.90 => 3136 fps,  13.0 SD
8208 40.10 => 3157 fps,  18.7 SD

Last two loads were about 3/4 MOA while first was 1.5 MOA, all these were shot with magnetospeed hanging on the end.
Will try 40.0 next without the MS.
... rule #9 ...

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Reply #10
I use 40gr H4895 and seat them to 2.625.
Sub moa in my 18" suppressed rifle.

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Reply #11
That sound great so far guys. Thank so much. I will keep hoping for more information. Thanks Tom

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Reply #12
Hi, how did you guy's come up with your AOL's.  The Hornady reloading 10 th addition list a max AOL of 2.710 and everyone here who lists an AOL is loading something shorter.  Did you get to these numbers through trial and error?  Where should a guy start in terms of AOL?  I was planning on loading at 2.710 to find a node and then playing with seating?  I will take all impute I can get?
Thks

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Reply #13
At 2.710 there isn't much bullet in the case, mine are hunting rounds and don't get handled gently.
I just seated them at what I thought was a comfortable depth.