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Old 12-09-2005, 11:00 AM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

I've had exceptionally good performance with the 75gr A-Max in my 22-243AI. Every single groundhog that was hit with that bullet was DRT. They never moved an inch. I have shot them out to 900 yds with that combo.

I do launch them at 3,670 ft/sec and that may have something to do with the impressive terminal performance.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:15 PM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

I've tried the 105 gr Amax out off my Rem 700 VLS with 1:9.125 twist. While the bullets weren't keyholing at the target they weren't grouping well either. Running ballistic calculator on them they say I'd have to be able to get the bullet to 4000 fps for the bullet to fully stabilize. At a more realistic 2900 fps the twist required is at least 1:8...
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:38 PM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

I must just be having a string of bad luck then. While I have had good results with 178 grain AMAX's from the .308 win, the 105's in the .243 are the only other AMAX's I've shot at game with.

It does indeed defy logic that this bullet would not be performing any better for me. I'll not give up on it, but I'll probably have to wait for spring before I get to try it out on varmints again.

I will say that it is quite accurate. Prone from a bi-pod with a rear bag, they look good at over 1000 yards...



Practically no brass prep on that 7 shot group. Five shot groups at 1000 yards have looked even better.

Dan
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:25 PM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

Forget the 107 SMK's. They're very accurate out of my 6br but absolutely horrible on groundhogs. I shot 2 of them and will never do it again. I'm considering the 87 V-max and the 105 A-max since I have them in stock.
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:05 AM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

green 788,
I tried to stay away but could not help myself, the 105gr A-Max has the lowest bc in its class plus it vaporizes on impact (or earlier) the 107gr SMK is a better shooting bullet in every aspect but does not vaporize
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:27 AM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

Try the Hornady SST's I shoot the 129 SST out of my 260 and i can't say enough good things about them, as with the 142 SMK's. I believe they make it in 95 grn. for the 243.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:45 AM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

green 788 ,
What velocity are you getting with 48.5 gns of Retumbo and the 105 A Max ?
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