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Old 01-08-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Favorite hornady 22-250 ammo?

Iíve shot the 50 grain vmax, and the 50 grain superformance. Just picked up 55 grain vmax to try out. Anybody like anything else?


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Old 01-08-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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I shoot 50gr Vmax
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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55 vmax is lights out.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #4
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Hornady 52gr. BTHP is my favorite. But I've been shooting the 50 grain Superformance here lately. Killed a coyote at 70 yards last Friday with that bullet. I hit him through the shoulder and he rolled around and flip flopped for a little bit. I was just about to shoot him again when he stopped trying to get up. I lost one with the same bullet a while back. I can't blame the bullet on that though really. He was running and I hit just a little too far back.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:46 PM   #5
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For shooting what?


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Old 01-08-2018, 12:47 PM   #6
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Hogs.


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Old 01-08-2018, 12:56 PM   #7
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If you plan to head shoot exclusively any Bullet will work. If youíd like to have options, I would and have successfully used the Barnes TSX bullets on pretty big hogs and body shots.

The Varmint bullets are just too explosive and donít penetrate deep enough in larger hogs. It may die but you likely wonít recover it if thatís your goal.


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Old 01-08-2018, 01:03 PM   #8
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If you plan to head shoot exclusively any Bullet will work. If youíd like to have options, I would and have successfully used the Barnes TSX bullets on pretty big hogs and body shots.

The Varmint bullets are just too explosive and donít penetrate deep enough in larger hogs. It may die but you likely wonít recover it if thatís your goal.


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I shot this one 3 times in the head and he still got up and walked off, then had to put 15 more rounds of .223 in him in the woods before he finally died!



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Old 01-08-2018, 01:17 PM   #9
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I have shot plenty of big hogs with the 55 vmax. All died on the spot from the massive hydraulic shock.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:19 PM   #10
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I use the Barnes TSX factory ammo and it has performed great on hogs and neck shot on a doe.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #11
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I have shot plenty of big hogs with the 55 vmax. All died on the spot from the massive hydraulic shock.


And I have had nearly everyone went off and die with less than 30 percent recovery. Thatís why quit shooting varmint Bullet for Medium game.


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Old 01-08-2018, 06:53 PM   #12
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Iíve shot the 50 grain vmax, and the 50 grain superformance. Just picked up 55 grain vmax to try out. Anybody like anything else?


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55gr GMX! Highly impressive barrier (thick skull, hide, shoulder etc) round


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Old 01-08-2018, 07:32 PM   #13
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If you plan to head shoot exclusively any Bullet will work. If youíd like to have options, I would and have successfully used the Barnes TSX bullets on pretty big hogs and body shots.

The Varmint bullets are just too explosive and donít penetrate deep enough in larger hogs. It may die but you likely wonít recover it if thatís your goal.


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Agree totally

Ear shots with big hogs can still be an issue with vmax. Have had some death runs with 200+ pounders go farther than desired to recover.

Moved on to other bullets or calibers for pigs

Love the 22-250 and 308
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:17 PM   #14
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Only bullets we have much experience with are the 55 grain vmax
Absolutely accurate and the gun loves them.

Two deer with behind shoulder broadside shots. ~112 yds each. One doe and one buck
Both only ran about 30-40 yards. Small entrance no exit hole, both jelloed the vitals
No blood trial but required minimal looking.

Other was a neck shot buck.
DRT and that was that.

Wouldn’t consider it a whitetail round but it does work. .
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #15
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:26 PM   #16
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My Savage Predator shoots the 40 gr. Vmax very , very well. Only shot one hog with it, a 200/225 lb that was a couple hundred yards away. I was shooting standing up on sticks so didn't chance a head shot. Shot him behind the shoulder, he fell, got back up and ran 150 yards or so quartering to me. When he stopped, I moved to my left to clear a tree limb, he saw that and turned to face me. The next one went right over his left eye and he was dead.

It has been a really accurate round for coyotes and prairie dogs though. Turns prairie dogs into a bloody mess !
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:29 PM   #17
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I like the 40gr. Vmax.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:46 PM   #18
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shot a hog with 55gr vmax right behind the shoulder, bullet exploded with no penetration. switched to federal fusion and shot one deer with it. very welled pleased. hope to shoot some pigs real soon with them.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:47 PM   #19
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:30 PM   #20
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:32 PM   #21
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Thought about trying these. What rate of twist is your gun?


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Old 01-10-2018, 06:28 PM   #22
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They should work in a 223 with a 1:12 twist

They are shorter than the 55 gr tsx

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Old 01-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #23
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I wouldn't put a Vmax in the chest of a hog. Head/ ear it has done the job for me.

I'd load up some 62 gn sierra game kings. Then you can take whatever shot you'd like and find them.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:00 PM   #24
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They should work in a 223 with a 1:12 twist

They are shorter than the 55 gr tsx


My daughters 22-250 is 1:12.


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Old 01-11-2018, 06:56 AM   #25
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:00 AM   #26
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My son likes the V-Max 55gr out of his TC Venture.
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