Can anyone explain the difference (performance and otherwise) between the "Nosler Ballistic tip" and the "Hornady V-Max" bullets? Personal experience with either/or, welcome.
My son's .243 browing A-bolt loves the 87grn V-max. He consistenlty hit 12oz water bottles at 250yds. And this is just a stock rilfe with a 22" barrel.
The BC on the 87grn V-max (.400) is higher than the 95grn BT at .379. I think the V-max are a bit cheaper too!
In terms of expansion, I think both will vaporize upon impact. Especially going 3000+fps.
I use them "almost" interchangeably in my .223s. They shoot to just about the same point of impact and level of accuracy and I use the same powder charge. I buy whichever one is on sale. They both are very effective on ground squirrels and prairie dogs. My .243 loves the 75 gr V-Max with Varget powder and that is what I use in it.
I would use whatever bullet shoots best. In my experience, the BT, V-Max and Sierra plastic tipped bullets (Blitz King?) all are very accurate and explosive.
I use them interchangeably in both my .223 and my 22-250. I can't see any difference.
Hunting and fishing are not matters of life or death. They are much more important than that.
I worked up loads for both in my 22-250 and they shot just about the same with the V-Max achieving a little better accuracy but had the same point of impact.
GUN CONTROL MEANS USING BOTH HANDS