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Old May 8, 2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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55gr. v-max and h-335

i have the Lyman reloading manual and it doesn't have load data for the v-max as hodgdon's website does not either. I was wondering if any of you have load data for this round or a recipe that you swear by yourself. I'm shooting a 1:9 twist ar-15 using once fired brass with 55gr. HDY V-max Flat Base, H-335, and CCI 400 small rifle primers. any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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I dont have an AR but I shoot the same components in my m700
I load the 55 gr vmax with h335 at 22.7 grains, from the book of hornady 7th edition this is just under the recommended max load which is 23.2 grains
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Hornady's 8th Edition lists 23.2 grains of H335 as maximum for 3100 fps from a 26" 1/12 twist Winchester bolt rifle using WSR primers in Win cases. This is very conservative in my opinion. Overall recommended length is 2.250" for the 55 V-Max. I've shot the same loads with the V-Max 55 grain as with Hornady's 55 fmj's in my AR's using Hodgdon's maximum recommended load data for H335 with no pressure issues and velocities in the 3150 range in a
20" 1/7 and 1/9 barrel. Do work up your loads.
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Old May 8, 2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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Semi auto loads and bolt action loads are very different in my Sierra manual. Max for H335 for semi is [email protected] for 55gr.
Max for H335 for bolt is [email protected] for 55gr. The test rifle for the semi is a colt AR with 20'' HBAR. The test rifle for the bolt gun is Remongton 600 with 24'' barrel. My manual doesnt list v-max bullets. I dont know why those other manuals list such low powder charges. If anything I thought my sierra manual is very conservative.
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Old May 9, 2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, will work up the load as soon as I get some me time.
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Old May 10, 2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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I've loaded a bunch of them for both my bolt and my ARs @ 25gr of H335.
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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I have had some good group with the H-335 & HDY 55 V-max.
Got better groups using HDY 55 V-max over Ramshot X-Terminator.

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Old May 11, 2012, 04:47 AM   #8
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I get my best groups 3/4 inch @ 100 yds with Hornady 55 gr fmjbt and 24.5 H335
Itries the same combo with 24.3 and 24.7 H335 and the groups opened up some.
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