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ammo question for you brotherin

Old 11-30-2005, 09:21 PM
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will blackhills 77 gr BTHP do the job? they shoot really nice out of my AR-15. i was thinking of getting some 60 gr V-MAX bullets but have never shot them before and my barrel has a 1x8 twist. will these bullets do fine in my barrel (20 in. long). or will become unstable at ranges over 100 meters. thanks for your remarks and good luck this year.
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:47 AM
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I'm assuming this is for coyotes? If so, the BTHP will do fine, as will most any other bullet. I'm a big fan of the Hornady V-Max's, but until you geta chance to try some, stick with what you know has been working.

I use 40, 50, and 55 gr. V-Max's, but my barrel has a slower twist. I've also used 52 gr. BTHP with good results.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:25 AM
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i believe it would do fine but i wouldnt hunt with the V-Max till you have a chance to shoot it a bit with them but the bthp's will do fine. 77 grain is a heavy one but if it works shoot it. i use 55gr hp's through my ar15 and 62gr bthp's in my savage and remington.
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my ultra varmint has a 1-9 twist and it really likes the black hills 52 grain bthp. they shoot good out to 300 yards. always shoots within three inch groups at that distance. those 77 grains are big enough for deer so i know they would be fine for a coyote.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:53 PM
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I shot 52gr Black Hills HPs out of my Rock River 16" Varmint upper, and it shot awesome. I actually never found a load that it didn't like.
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