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the86d
05-30-2012, 4:24 AM
I recently went to a friend's home and he lives on some property, they have 2 roosters and some chickens.

One of the roosters has been really aggressive and attacked his daughter (flapped it's wings and got up in her face...) when I was there, she is 10 years old and was very traumatized, so they decided to put him down after this.

I happened to bring some 40 grain V-MAX reloads I pressed with 26.2gr of Varget, and thought this would be my trial for these rounds, as paper has been pretty accurate with these in my 20" AR 1:8.

I shot once, center mass, and after the recoil bounce noticed that the rooster was no longer on the post he was placed on. The exit wound was about a 1.5-2" circle after assessing the damage, with an empty cavity below it, and it ended quickly. We then fed the coyotes via the outskirts of his property.

Just thought I'd share for people wondering how V-MAX does in a non-paper situation. I think I will try some 55 grain V-MAX/Z-MAX bullets now...

sd_shooter
05-30-2012, 5:31 AM
Nice story, but I couldn't view the attached pics for some reason :D

peter95
05-30-2012, 6:45 AM
Nice story, but I couldn't view the attached pics for some reason :D

lol Roger that.

waho
05-30-2012, 6:52 AM
Wasted chicken, head shot then cook pot.

caldude
05-30-2012, 6:56 AM
Wasted chicken, head shot then cook pot.

+1!

JAGACIDA
05-30-2012, 7:02 AM
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Rule .308
05-30-2012, 7:28 AM
You say you underestimated the 40 grain Vmax. Just exactly what were you expecting, a through and through? They are thinly jacketed bullets made to come apart on small targets like praried dogs and the like. From your description it sounds like the Vmax did just as it was designed to do.

Rule .308
05-30-2012, 7:28 AM
You say you underestimated the 40 grain Vmax. Just exactly what were you expecting, a through and through? They are thinly jacketed bullets made to come apart on small targets like praried dogs and the like. From your description it sounds like the Vmax did just as it was designed to do.

21SF
05-30-2012, 8:06 AM
Wasted chicken, head shot then cook pot.

You say you underestimated the 40 grain Vmax. Just exactly what were you expecting, a through and through? They are thinly jacketed bullets made to come apart on small targets like praried dogs and the like. From your description it sounds like the Vmax did just as it was designed to do.

THis^^^

Zartan
05-30-2012, 9:40 AM
Lunch or it didn't happen...

mif_slim
05-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Lunch or it didn't happen...

Dont think it happen then... lol.

bcrich
05-30-2012, 10:52 AM
They come to snuff the Rooster......

Aeonstar
05-30-2012, 8:08 PM
This is what a 32gr vmax does to a coyote....... 204 ruger
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af180/aeonstar3/26a37717.jpg

tempdrummer
05-30-2012, 8:39 PM
They come to snuff the Rooster......

awww yea ya

m98
05-31-2012, 2:31 AM
Woulda done a headshot then chicken soupd it instead of feedn the buzzards and yotes.

dfletcher
05-31-2012, 8:57 AM
Nice story, but I couldn't view the attached pics for some reason :D


Send pictures to the "Prop 2" folks with a caption that reads "this free range rooster was housed in compliance with CA 'be nice to chickens' law until humanely dispatched dispatched by yours truly" :D