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#1832574 - 02/06/11 04:48 PM 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max
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#1832634 - 02/06/11 05:30 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: tripod3]
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i usually get the Hornady Super performace varmint at Dicks for $24.99 a box

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#1833241 - 02/07/11 12:03 AM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: DoubleO]
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I didn't know anybody else offered the new 53 gr vmax in .22-250
The Hornady superformance loads I saw were 50 gr.
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#1833328 - 02/07/11 03:06 AM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: tripod3]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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I think they got the numbers mixed up. The 53gr pill is intended for the 223. It has been said that the 53 grain needs at least a 1:12 twist. If they are loading them in 22-250 then crickeys! I'd love to get my hands on some of that medicine.


Edited by Happy_Hunter (02/07/11 03:17 AM)
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#1833647 - 02/07/11 12:26 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: Happy_Hunter]
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I think they are the 53 gr. It appears Conley is a custom loading business. They offer different loads than factory offerings and some hard to find calibers.
Anyway these are a bit spendy but would be nice to try.
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#1833823 - 02/07/11 02:46 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: tripod3]
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 174
Loc: San Antonio,TX
I bought some of the new 53 gr. V-max's for my 1-14 in 220 Swift.

I picked them up at good price, so I figured what the heck, if they don't shoot well, I won't be out much. My Swift shoots the 60's pretty good, so my fingers are crossed.

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#1834837 - 02/08/11 02:11 AM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: MOJO67]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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MOJO67,
If they don't work in your's I'd be keen to pay for 'em and try them in my 1:12" twist 22-250.
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#1858695 - 02/25/11 03:57 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: Happy_Hunter]
natesatt Offline
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Registered: 09/15/08
Posts: 287
Loc: Idaho
I'd like to know how the 53 gr. pills does especially in 22.250...as it appears that the 52 gr a-max is no longer and I'll need a new recipe. Keep us posted on the loads, etc. Thanks!

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#1858810 - 02/25/11 05:31 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: tripod3]
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Registered: 05/10/09
Posts: 1697
Loc: Sandy Oregon
I e-mailed Hornady about the 53 Gr V-Max. Because I have not been able to find them ( for reloading ) any where. I was told that they are out and are not going to make any till latter this spring.

They should shoot OK in a 1-14 or faster twist barrels as I shoot Sierra's 52 GR HP BT match in my 22-250 with a 1-14 twist barrel and my RRA PP AR with a 1-8 or 1-9 twist. My 22-250 will shoot them in dime size groups at two hundred yards, it also shoots the Sierra 63 GR. SMP's into a quarter size group at two hundred yards. thumbup
My RRA PP will shoot dime size groups with the Sierra 52 GR HPBT Match bullet at one hundred yards.

Not bragging just stating the facts on my rifles so I do not see where 1 more grain in bullet weight would make much difference as far as weight is involved. IMHO..

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#1868852 - 03/06/11 12:06 AM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: DAB]
natesatt Offline
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Bump...no one had any experience loading this yet?

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#2854102 - 08/18/15 03:38 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: natesatt]
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natesatt and other interested parties--I guess I'll resurrect this old topic because I have been experimenting with the 53 gr. V-Max in my Tikka Master Sporter that has a 1 in 12 twist SS Brux barrel on it. I realized that the 53 gr. V-Max is a long-shanked bullet and that I might have problems stabilizing the 53 grainers. However, that BC of .290 made it seem worthwhile to try to make them work in my 1 in 12 twist barrel. I'm using neck turned Lapua brass, CCI 200 primers (these were purchased in 1986 and still work fine!!!), and the bullets are coated with hBN and seated .020" off the lands.

I tried a number of CFE 223 loads and didn't find any that looked promising, but I had been using IMR 8208 XBR with the 50 gr. Z-Max bullets in this rifle and had a load of that working just great. So, I decided to try 8208 XBR with the 53 gr. V-Max bullets. I couldn't find any load data for the 53 gr. V-Max in the .22-250 so I used the load data for the 52 gr. A-Max and started well below the max and worked up.

Here's the target from the tests I did a couple days ago using 35.3 gr. of 8208 XBR. I used three-shot tests just to get an idea of the capability of these loads and shot them over my chronograph.



There were two other loads that showed some promise accuracy-wise, but the velocity was between 3,700 fps and 3,730 fps I wanted accuracy and a bit more velocity which the load of 35.3 gr. gave me in the earlier test. Do I loaded up 10 rounds with 35.3 gr. of 8208 XBR and tested them this morning. Here's the first group which was fired from a cold barrel that had 21 shots down the tube for testing done on Monday. Remember, this was a cold barrel on the first shot today.



Here's the picture of the second group. Yes, shots 1 and 2 did go through the same hole. I could only see one hole in the target from my shooting position 100 yards from the target, so I walked down to the target and unless the second bullet completely missed the target and the 3 foot by 2 foot box I had the target taped to, it went through the same hole as shot #1. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!! grin

I can't wait to see what these 53 gr. bullets do to prairie dogs!!! Can you say MAJOR ACROBATICS!?!?!?!



My testing with the 53 gr. V-Max and 8208 XBR has been done while temperatures have been between 51º and 56º outside. I plan on using these 53 gr. V-Max loads for everything from prairie dogs to coyotes so temperatures might range from -30º F on up to +105º F. I believe that 8208 XBR is not very sensitive to temperature changes, but since 35.5 gr. of 8208 XBR is listed as the maximum load for the 52 gr. A-Max and this load I worked up is only .2 of a grain below that max I'm also going to retry a load of 35.1 gr. of 8208 XBR and another test will try 35.2 gr. of 8208 XBR just in case the 35.3 gr. load shows pressure signs when it is hot out.
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#2854389 - 08/19/15 01:47 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: Silverfox]
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Registered: 08/19/15
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Hello all, I am new to this forum, from the great white north Alberta Canada, & been hunting yote's for about 35yrs. To help anyone reg: 53vmax, my rifle is a Savage predator max 1 22-250 , it wears a bushnell elite tactical 2.5x16., and dare I say it is one of the most accurate rifles I have ever owned. My load for 53vmax is 38.8 gr. of CFE 223/ Lapua case/ federal match primer/ and I'm .030 to 035" off lands. This load chrono's 3950 fps. at 55F and 3900fps at 20F. It regularly shoots 1/4 moa @ 100yds 3shots/ 1/2 moa @ 200yds 3 shots & sub 1 inch at 300yds. if I'm steady enough. Pressure is normal in my rifle, bolt lifts easily, no unusual pressure signs. The new Hornady manual shows 38.5gr as max charge, and I'm not sure of the velocity, I'm thinking 3600-3700 fps with a 26" barrel if I'm not mistaken. I don't recommend 38.8gr to anyone without working up the load. I'm 1.2" high @ 100yds. it is still 1.2" high at 200yds. and drops to -2.8" @ 300yds.from point of aim. This gun is a coyote's worst nightmare, hope this helps.

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#2854396 - 08/19/15 02:07 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: titegroup]
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Just to add to my post reg: 53 vmax. The hornady manual shows for 52-53 gr. bullets, a 26" barrel rem. 700, 1 in 14 twist/ 38.5 gr. cfe 223 as max at a velocity of 3600 fps. I find that velocity very slow, as my savage max 1 predator 10/110 is 1 in 12 twist and a 24" barrel producing 3900-3950 fps. with 38.8 of cfe 223. Cheers.

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#2854398 - 08/19/15 02:15 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: titegroup]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Originally Posted By: titegroup
Hello all, I am new to this forum, from the great white north Alberta Canada, & been hunting yote's for about 35yrs. To help anyone reg: 53vmax, my rifle is a Savage predator max 1 22-250 , it wears a bushnell elite tactical 2.5x16., and dare I say it is one of the most accurate rifles I have ever owned. My load for 53vmax is 38.8 gr. of CFE 223/ Lapua case/ federal match primer/ and I'm .030 to 035" off lands. This load chrono's 3950 fps. at 55F and 3900fps at 20F. It regularly shoots 1/4 moa @ 100yds 3shots/ 1/2 moa @ 200yds 3 shots & sub 1 inch at 300yds. if I'm steady enough. Pressure is normal in my rifle, bolt lifts easily, no unusual pressure signs. The new Hornady manual shows 38.5gr as max charge, and I'm not sure of the velocity, I'm thinking 3600-3700 fps with a 26" barrel if I'm not mistaken. I don't recommend 38.8gr to anyone without working up the load. I'm 1.2" high @ 100yds. it is still 1.2" high at 200yds. and drops to -2.8" @ 300yds.from point of aim. This gun is a coyote's worst nightmare, hope this helps.


Fascinating!!! I'm intrigued that it shoots more accurate at 300 yards than at 200 yards. That is also some [beeep] flat trajectory!
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#2854406 - 08/19/15 02:58 PM Re: 22-250 Remington 53 Gr. Hornady V-Max [Re: titegroup]
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Welcome aboard, interested in your 22-250 experiences..
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