Accutip-V Bullets Explained
The Accutip-V is Remington’s premier line of varmint control ammunition. This ammo features a plastic polymer tip, thin jacket and swaged lead core to achieve some amazing accuracy, and a very flat trajectory with very high velocity. When this bullet impacts a target, it expands explosively making one shot a kill shot almost every time. If you live in an area full of coyotes, rabbits, gophers or any other creature that’s making your life rough, this type of ammo is going to be your best friend quickly.
If you’ve used a .22 WMR for varmints usually and fire your first round of Accutip-V you’ll be pretty impressed by how accurate it is. Sure, a normal .22 round is accurate but at distances greater than 100 yards or so, it loses a little something due to its shape. These rounds are very aerodynamic and you’ll be able to tell immediately that you’re using a premium ammo.
When its time to clean out the prarie dog town or stop the marauding coyote, the Accutip-V is a great choice. Remington makes ammunition with this bullet type for all of the popular varminting calibers, including .17 HMR and .223
One of the main draws of this ammo is the way the bullet expands on impact. This ensures your target is going to have a swift death if hit near vital organs. The accuracy of these rounds pretty much guarantees a good kill rate so long as you’ve got some practice under your belt. Unless you’re shooting through bushes or in a hurricane, you’re going to get a clean shot almost every time with the AccuTip-V line.
Due to the high velocity and amazing accuracy, some shooters have adopted the AccuTip-V as their preferred backyard target shooting ammo. Able to shoot 100 yard groups as small as a half inch, this ammo will perform admirably for all of the shooting needs of the average sportsman.
About 10 years ago the varmint ammunition really exploded on the scene with the Remington AccuTip-V and the Hornady V-MAX. Remington uses a different colored plastic polymer tip but both of these rounds perform similarly on the range or in application. The deciding factor to meet your varmint control needs is whether you (or your gun) prefer one brand over the other.