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jdberger
04-21-2012, 7:56 PM
Midway had a sale and I just bought 5000 Hornady Z-Max 55gr .224 bullets.

Any idea as to what they are? V-max? A-Max? Or something completely different?

hornswaggled
04-21-2012, 8:04 PM
They're basically the polymer tipped Critical Defense rounds with fluorescent green polymer and slick zombie themed marketing. Check out the Z-max commercial on YouTube. It's sweet!

Richard Erichsen
04-21-2012, 8:49 PM
Midway had a sale and I just bought 5000 Hornady Z-Max 55gr .224 bullets.

Any idea as to what they are? V-max? A-Max? Or something completely different?

I haven't sectioned one, but it looks like the SST polymer tip jobbies. It may differ a bit by caliber. Some may be SST, others may be the similar Vmax, but I don't think they are Amax.

R

nimbus
04-21-2012, 8:53 PM
Those are the exact same bullets as the vmax except for the green tip.

fusionstar
04-21-2012, 9:26 PM
.223 is vmax .308 is amax.

Bigtwin
04-21-2012, 9:41 PM
WOW 5000, and I regreted buying 500 rounds of ammo I new little about! I guess being Hornady, you have little to worry about though!

As far as the sellers have told me it is Vmax(for what that is worth). You better keep a couple boxes though. Once the fad has worn off, in a decade they may become a collectors item! :rolleyes:

jdberger
04-22-2012, 11:41 PM
WOW 5000, and I regreted buying 500 rounds of ammo I new little about! I guess being Hornady, you have little to worry about though!

As far as the sellers have told me it is Vmax(for what that is worth). You better keep a couple boxes though. Once the fad has worn off, in a decade they may become a collectors item! :rolleyes:

My philosophy in life has always been, "Go Big."

Especially if I can arrange delivery for when SWMBO is out of town.

Thanks for the info, folks.

Droppin Deuces
04-22-2012, 11:46 PM
You were able to buy just the bullets or are we talking about complete cartriges?

alice901212
04-22-2012, 11:47 PM
Those are the exact same bullets as the vmax except for the green tip.

jdberger
04-23-2012, 8:28 AM
You were able to buy just the bullets or are we talking about complete cartriges?

Pills only. (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/166155/hornady-z-max-bullets-22-caliber-224-diameter-55-grain-with-cannelure-box-of-500)

A little cheaper at MidSouth. (http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0000322274)

NotEnufGarage
04-23-2012, 8:32 AM
Your arm's gonna be sore getting all those loaded!

jdberger
04-23-2012, 8:46 AM
Your arm's gonna be sore getting all those loaded!

That's what children are for.

A while back I had them swaging crimps outta 5000 primer pockets, resizing and trimming brass. I simply explained that no one eats for free.... :chris: