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JJD
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SoCo,
Sounds like you are on the right track.
I am interested in the performance of the BTHP at the longer distances if you should hit a shoulder or other lg bone mass. Post up your results when ya pop a few yodes with them.

I know I posted that I was shooting an A-Max, but that was a typo. Its actually the V-Max. Even though it expands rapidly, it still penatrates pretty well at distance. I believe Hornady improved on it's tolerences over the past decade or so. While there is no perfect bullet for all occassions, I'm pretty pleased with it's perfomance. At 87gr it's kinda messy at close range, but get out past a couple hundred yds and it does a fine job.

I appreciate your imput.

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JJD,

Might be going up to Mont in May sometime, nephew getting married. Will let you know and we'll have one.

Reardan, out on US 2?

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JJD wrote:
SoCo,
Sounds like you are on the right track.
I am interested in the performance of the BTHP at the longer distances if you should hit a shoulder or other lg bone mass. Post up your results when ya pop a few yodes with them.

I know I posted that I was shooting an A-Max, but that was a typo. Its actually the V-Max. Even though it expands rapidly, it still penatrates pretty well at distance. I believe Hornady improved on it's tolerences over the past decade or so. While there is no perfect bullet for all occassions, I'm pretty pleased with it's perfomance. At 87gr it's kinda messy at close range, but get out past a couple hundred yds and it does a fine job.

I appreciate your imput.

JJD, I wanted to use the 55 gr V-Max and found one load with H-380 that warranted more testing. Thing is every place I've gone their damn near out of every powder including that one. The Coyote Doctors recommend that bullet as being fur friendly and deadly.

I talked to a guy who used the 22-250 for Antelope in one of those states where legal and he told me used the 55 gr HPBT for one buck he killed. He said a 120 yd broadside lung shot entered shredded the lungs and didn't exit. Being an antelope is light skinned like a coyote I'm hoping for the same kind of results.

Speaking of the A-Max, which is recommended for target shooting I believe, I found the 105 gr, a long skinny sob, to be accurate in my 243 as well with a hot H-380 load. Didn't find too much info on the internet regarding it's terminal performance other then one European guy who said he used it on Roe deer with good results. Maybe a good coyote or antelope load as well.

Well, as soon, as I get some success on the yotes, maybe this Saturday, I'll give you a report on the performance.

Appreciate your input as well!

JJD
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Don,
Yup, Reardan is on US 2 about 25 mi west of Spokane.
If I'm not working when ya come through, Id' even meet ya somewhere nearer Spokane to save you having to go out of your way.

Send me a PM with details of when you will be coming through.

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SoCo,
When I rebarreled my 243 with a semi-bull barrel, we set the chamber to the old 87gr sp pt. This was back in the days before the BT configurations came on the scene. Its probably why the rifle shoots well with that particular bullet.
Bullet length is the same.

Look forward to your report.

Thanks

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