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My first doe. Opening day. 50 yard shot downhill. T/C Encore 26" barrel. Factory 110gr V-Max. She arched her back jumped a couple times and went down.
I should have taken pics after she was cleaned. The bullet went in took out two ribs made a mess of the lungs. When it went out broke three ribs and made a crater in the mud. Could not find the bullet.

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Congrats. Lots of hunting stories here recently.

(NOTE: Stupid question alert :D :D )

I don't hunt, so is it hunting season?
 

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paulosantos said:
(NOTE: Stupid question alert :D :D )

I don't hunt, so is it hunting season?
Uhhhhh...no....

We just all decided to poach... out of season... at exactly the same time.... :lol:

Light snow is falling outside...it's 34 degrees...and Venison Chili Pie is cooking on the stove as I type.... Can you smell the onion, bacon, green pepper, garlic and chili peppers?

Kerry
 

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owenslee said:
paulosantos said:
(NOTE: Stupid question alert :D :D )

I don't hunt, so is it hunting season?
Uhhhhh...no....

We just all decided to poach... out of season... at exactly the same time.... :lol:

Light snow is falling outside...it's 34 degrees...and Venison Chili Pie is cooking on the stove as I type.... Can you smell the onion, bacon, green pepper, garlic and chili peppers?

Kerry

Why did I have to read this, now I'm hungry


BTW nice doe
 

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Nice doe, these vmax's seem to be wporking very well for deer. Just wondering why so many people are using these instead of the pro hunters?
 

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Nice doe, these vmax's seem to be working very well for deer. Just wondering why so many people are using these instead of the pro hunters?
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My impression was just the opposite with a larger percentage of game recently taken with Pro Hunters.
So I went back and did a quick check over the past two weeks...

V-Max took 4 deer and 2 hogs by:

valvesinmyhead
new68owner
dk17hmr
m1p
klk

Pro Hunter took 11 deer and 3 coyotes by:

jadams951
aramark
houser52
jasonpeterson (4 deer alone)
owenslee
angsniper
moose hunter
brewster6514

I hay have missed somebody but it certainly appears the Pro Hunters have done very well. Nearly three times more deer taken.

Who did I miss who have taken game with the V-Max recently?

Kerry
 

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No the pro Hunters have done very well. I guess I wasnt very clear, I am asking those who have used Vmax bullets why they used the Vmax instead of using a round designed for deer such as the pro hunter.
Obviously the vmax is killing deer but I would be afraid of that one shot where the round hits the shoulder, and I dont think the Vmax would penetrate through the bone of a shoulder.
 

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Understood... I mis-interpreted your comment. My mistake.

The Pro Hunters continue to be very popular and effective for deer sized game. Although the V-Max has done well, it may be less forgiving on deer and best suited to coyote and smaller critters.

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Well I have two in the freezer now. Another with the V-Max. Blew right through the deer. Same as the pics. After seeing holes in my 1/4" metal spinner at 150 yds( my 357 with 158gr XTPs won't do that at 25 yds ) from the Hornadys I think they will work fine on bone.
 

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Congrats on the second kill, sounds like the Vmax is definitely working out for yah
 

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Valvesinmyhead said:
Well I have two in the freezer now. Another with the V-Max. Blew right through the deer. Same as the pics. After seeing holes in my 1/4" metal spinner at 150 yds( my 357 with 158gr XTPs won't do that at 25 yds ) from the Hornadys I think they will work fine on bone.
Another doe...or buck ?

Any photos ?

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Excellent! Nice deer.
The 6.8 does a good job on whitetails don't it?
 

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First doe was 90 lbs gutted and the second doe was 70 lbs. There is a ton of does on my Uncles 160 acres and have not seen a buck worth shooting to get a buck tag. Doe back straps are the best.
The V-Max has really surprised me in how well they work. My common sense engineering tells me the fps is slow enough that they won't explode on impact but penetrate a few inches first.
 
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