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Thread: 52 ELDM or 53 Vmax?

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    52 ELDM or 53 Vmax?

    Just keen to have a tinker while I have the forum Chrony...

    Load is for Tikka 1-12 .223 so was thinking the 53 with 2206H?


    Anyone got a load that worked in their Tikka or tried the 52 ELDM?

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    i shoot alot of 53vmax from my 1-8 t3. shoot very well. use bm2.

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    What are you using it for, paper, varmints or large game?

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    I use Sierra 52 gr HP match in a 220 swift. Super accurate, not very explodey on varmits but a bit better on larger animals than V max or Blitz kings.
    Just started loading them in 223 as well, looking good in that too.
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    mostly wallabies and hares. work well.

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    I use the smk 52 in a 223 as well as the 55gr hpbt no complaints with either. Same powder charge in both but way different trajectories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I use Sierra 52 gr HP match in a 220 swift. Super accurate, not very explodey on varmits but a bit better on larger animals than V max or Blitz kings.
    Just started loading them in 223 as well, looking good in that too.
    Yeah. Back in the meat days they are what I used in the .222 and .223. Closest thing to a Barnes we had back then. They are a good little deer bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Yeah. Back in the meat days they are what I used in the .222 and .223. Closest thing to a Barnes we had back then. They are a good little deer bullet.
    In the right hands. They are still a little bullet.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Is Bryn @TARGEX still making bullets
    I haven't bought any since I sold the 22 250 but need more shortly.
    52gr,very accurate
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Jeez, sorry lads. Missed the replies!!

    Hoping to hit goats with them. Thinking the 52 Eldm and want a load that will work in the 1-12 too.

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    Try the Sierras for goats.
    I started to work up a load in my 223. Loaded three at 26 grains of Winchester 748 and this is what happened at a hundred. Think I'll leave it at that. Name:  IMG_20180120_203050.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Is Bryn @TARGEX still making bullets
    I haven't bought any since I sold the 22 250 but need more shortly.
    52gr,very accurate
    Yeah, just found a Trademe auction.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...9268faed17b906

    Think I'll grab a sample pack!!

 

 

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