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75 gr. A-Max and H-335

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Teecher45, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Teecher45

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    Hey guys, I've tried to search every combination I can but can't find my answer. I have some A-max 75 gr. bullets and some H-335. I'm shooting a Colt 6920 with a 1 in 7" twist. None of his (old) reloading manuals list it. He's thinking 24-25 grains. What is a good accurate load for coyotes? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. PCJim

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    Have you researched the Hodgden reloading Data website?
     


  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    The last Hornady manual showed 23.8 grains max for a 68 grain bullet, but didn't list that powder for their 75 grain A-Max. I can check Hornady 8 next time I'm in the garage, but you'll owe me a sodapop.
     
  4. Teecher45

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    Thanks guys, but all the Hodgdon had listed was 75 GR. JLK VLD for the 335. What is that?
    Steve, anything. I'll Fed-X it if I have to!
     
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  5. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    I am pretty sure that the A-max 75gr is too long to load to mag length, so it does not work in an AR15.

    COL is usually around 2.300" .
     
  6. Teecher45

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    Hmmmm. Need to know if this is true for certain. The bullets are unopened and I could probably return them for trade.
    How come the 75 gr. TAP's work fine...
     
  7. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    It peaked my curiosity, too. A little Google research turned up that JLK is a line of precision bullets, each individually hand made, that are used by long distance shooters. The "VLD" stands for Very Low Drag.

    Supposedly, these VLD bullets made by both JLK and Berger are superior to every other offering available... :dunno:
     
  8. fredj338

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    The A-max is a really long bullet, longer than most other 75gr designs. Hornady shows it loaded to 2.390", which is lkely too long for mag feeding in the AR. Lyman shows H335 @ 25gr max w/ a 2.260"OAL for a 77gr & 80gr BTHP (SIerra I think), so you could use that as a practical max.
     
  9. steve1911

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    I load Hornady 75gr. match HPBT for AR-15's with 1-7 or 1-8 twist rate.

    Not the A-MAX.

    1911club#410
     
  10. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    I just finished loading some 60gr. V-Maxs at 2.250" on top of 24grs. of H-335 and a #51 primer.

    Here are the loads I have for the 75grs; I do not believe they're for the A-Max, but I hope this helps:

    75 Hornady hollowpoint boat-tail Hodgdon H-335 21.0 2377fps
    75 Hornady hollowpoint boat-tail Hodgdon H-335 22.0 2475fps
    75 Hornady hollowpoint boat-tail Hodgdon H-335 23.0 2564fps

    A 20-inch, 1-in-9-inch twist barrel was used to shoot all loads. Cases used: NoslerCustom. Remington 7 1/2 (Small Rifle Bench Rest) primers. overall cartridge length: 2.260 inches.
     
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  11. steve4102

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    Correct, Hornady #7 page 157,
     
  12. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Nothing in Hornady 8 for H335, but I did find 77 gr bthp data in Sierra:

    H335 - 22.6 gr max, 2.260" OAL, Fed Brass, Rem 7-1/2 primer, 20" bbl AR got them 2,550 fps.



    Consider that there might be a good reason that few of the manuals have data for it. I'm not saying it's going to be dangerous, or even one of those "ice skating uphill" jobs I'm famous for, but maybe look at something a little slower burning. :dunno:
     
  13. Teecher45

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    Okay guys, thanks for all of the info. I'll try to return them.
    Now let's open this up a little. I'm trying to find a good accurate coyote load for my 6920. Any suggestions?
     
  14. steve4102

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    You plan on saving the pelt?
     
  15. Teecher45

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    Nope. Just critter control. Protecting the calves.