40g "Varmint" Bullets on Sale

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40g "Varmint" Bullets on Sale

Post by tparty » 22 Apr 2010, 04:12

This seems like a good deal--the picture looks identical to the 40g Vmax, although the description says they may be cannelured (?). In any case, I figured I could use them for .223 if they're not identical to the Vmax I use for 5.7x28. Keep in mind the limit is 5 boxes:

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Post by jmz5 » 22 Apr 2010, 04:15

That is a great deal.
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Post by rdmallory » 24 Apr 2010, 14:57

Status: Not available - One time run

You buy them all?

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Post by tparty » 25 Apr 2010, 04:36

The had a limit of 5 boxes--yes, I got 5 boxes. Sounds like a lot of other people did as well...

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Post by Hebs » 28 Apr 2010, 04:50

let us know what they look like when you get them. I'm curious to know what the canneluring looks like and if it affects accuracy.

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Post by tparty » 28 Apr 2010, 19:53

Received five boxes yesterday. Inspected all the bullets. Quite frankly, they were minimally blemished. None were cannelured I wondered about this as well). The bullets appear dimensionally equivalent to the Hornady 40gr Vmax. The only difference? The tip is blue (as opposed to red tip on the Hornady 40gr Vmax). Interestingly, the shade of the blue tip appears to be very close to the blue color of the factory FN 40gr loads. Interesting. Perhaps I'll do a double blind test between the reloaded 'sale' bullets snd the FN factory loads.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 28 Apr 2010, 20:22

If they're blue tip with slight blemishes they may be pull downs from 197s. I know EA does that & sells them. Most people say that you can hardly tell they've been pulled & there is apparently no effect on accuracy
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Post by panzermk2wife » 28 Apr 2010, 23:48

Yes we pull down the FN SS197 and sell the 40gr Blue Tip V-Max

$30.00 for 250 Blue Tip Bullets
And they are back in stock

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Post by jmz5 » 29 Apr 2010, 05:08

tparty wrote:Received five boxes yesterday. Inspected all the bullets. Quite frankly, they were minimally blemished. None were cannelured I wondered about this as well). The bullets appear dimensionally equivalent to the Hornady 40gr Vmax. The only difference? The tip is blue (as opposed to red tip on the Hornady 40gr Vmax). Interestingly, the shade of the blue tip appears to be very close to the blue color of the factory FN 40gr loads. Interesting. Perhaps I'll do a double blind test between the reloaded 'sale' bullets snd the FN factory loads.
It's likely that they are over run from a FN order.
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Post by tparty » 29 Apr 2010, 13:54

Yes-the overrun thought crossed my mind. I'll look for signs of having been pulled when I get home tonight--the low power microscope is good for this Incidentally, these cost $10.99/100. I'll have to keep some in reserve and pick up some of the Elite to do a comparison.

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Post by Howdy » 06 May 2010, 10:38

I have been pulling the V-Max bullets out of factory ss197 ammunition with difficulty due to the seal. The bullet comes out trashed. I use a Hornady cam lock puller. There must be a way to do this process without damage? HELP!

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Post by f3rr37 » 06 May 2010, 10:56

Pictures?

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Post by Rapier1772 » 06 May 2010, 15:24

Howdy wrote:I have been pulling the V-Max bullets out of factory ss197 ammunition with difficulty due to the seal. The bullet comes out trashed. I use a Hornady cam lock puller. There must be a way to do this process without damage? HELP!
Have you tried pushing the bullets in a little first? It breaks it loose without wrecking the bullet. I'm pretty sure that's what EA does with theirs
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Post by panzermk2 » 06 May 2010, 15:54

Rapier1772 wrote:
Howdy wrote:I have been pulling the V-Max bullets out of factory ss197 ammunition with difficulty due to the seal. The bullet comes out trashed. I use a Hornady cam lock puller. There must be a way to do this process without damage? HELP!
Have you tried pushing the bullets in a little first? It breaks it loose without wrecking the bullet. I'm pretty sure that's what EA does with theirs
Sorry but no it's not.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 06 May 2010, 16:10

Are you gonna make me use the search to show where it says you claimed to?!?! :monkey:

Not tonight, I'm tired - you win :laugh: Well, someone claimed it helped anyway
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Post by Howdy » 07 May 2010, 06:07

Yes, I tried pushing on the ss197 bullet to brake the seal but I was applying quit a bit of pressure that started to change the casing shape. Any ideas will be wonderful for my learning curve!

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Post by cvande » 07 May 2010, 06:12

This video saved me from the exact problems you are describing. I had the collet upside down. Doh!

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Post by Howdy » 07 May 2010, 07:32

Thanks Cvande. Watched the youtube video you listed and found that my puller was adjusted right however when I used the seating die I was not pushing the bullet down enough. Some of the ss197 is glued more than others so about half the bullets come out in good shape. I may get a better feel for this operation as I practice.

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Post by panzermk2 » 07 May 2010, 12:59

The issue is the amount of glue varies greatly. Some lots the bullets almost fall out others you have to mangle the hell out of them..
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Re: 40g "Varmint" Bullets on Sale

Post by panzermk2 » 12 May 2010, 17:47

ON SALE 5/12/2010-5/19/2010

Pulled Hornady 40 Grain Boat Tail Bullets-250 Bullets

Orig. Price: $30.00


Sale Price: $20.00



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