I find the 53grain vmax very fussy about seating depth anyone else find the same
Split the difference and use 52gr A-max
I have just realised I have duplicated someone else's words!! but the A-max do seem very good. . . .
As above - Bought a few boxes when they came out - Quite happy at first - especially with the expansion , but I had some unexplainable misses.Tried the 53s in my day use 223 when they first came out and like above had fliers with various loads so never used again, .
You've got me worrying now!As above - Bought a few boxes when they came out - Quite happy at first - especially with the expansion , but I had some unexplainable misses.
More testing revealed that I was getting some horrible fliers. The more I tested , the more I realised that fliers were quite common and the more I lost confidence in them.
Nearly every shooter I have talked too - who has done some extensive accuracy testing with 53 grn Vmax have found the same thing and moved back their original bullets - which in my case was 55 grn SBK's.
I load mine at just over factory oal - 2.265 and lee factory crimp them lightly. About 6 thou of a crimp. I haven't had any fliers and this halfs my es and sd to when I didn't crimp them. If you can run them at around 3250 fps they are outstandingly accurate and hit the foxes very hard. They seem to destabilise if you run them at much higher velocities. These speeds are with 26.4 grains of h4895 with cci 400 primers.I find the 53grain vmax very fussy about seating depth anyone else find the same