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Old 05-31-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

I talked to the bear killer yesterday and discovered that the original post needs a little correcting. He did shoot the bear twice because he said it was attempting to get up all though it never did get to its feet. He also said that the bullets "did not" pass through as he thought but were under the hide. He saw the holes in the rib cage when he field dressed it and assumed they had passed through. I think he was a little excited! One of the bullets came apart and he only found pieces of jacket. The other was intact and weighed 65 grains. This was a little more in line with what I would have expected from a 162 A-Max at this distance (the combination of the two). I told him to GET ME SOME PICS so hopefully they are forthcoming........Rich
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

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Thats a great result and good news.
Here in NZ the 162 AMax is a renowned killer,so much so the distributor cannot keep up with them.
I go through about 2K of them a year, I shoot them in F class as well as my hunting bullet from my 284 WIN they are the great all rounder.
Taken hares to red deer with them, longest kill is 1100 yrds on a large bodied feral goat, complete pass through with a MV of only 2950 FPS.

Good to see they work on Bears too!

I have so much confidence in their killing ability I will be using them in a up coming hunting trip in August to New Calidonia hunting Rusa.

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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

I think they are kind of in between. Maybe like a spike bull?......Rich
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

Finally got a pic of what's left of the 162 A-max. His dad cut the bear up before he got a pic so no wound to view. I think this bodes well for long range work with the A-max since we still have 65 grains left at 310 yards and it did make it almost thru the bear.
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Finally got a pic of what's left of the 162 A-max. His dad cut the bear up before he got a pic so no wound to view. I think this bodes well for long range work with the A-max since we still have 65 grains left at 310 yards and it did make it almost thru the bear.
You can figure on roughly about 2/3-3/4 of the weight being retained as you move out from 600-1,000yds with the Amax which is why it's one of the better all around bullets on the market for long range work.

The way the jacket is designed it opens easily but it gets steadily thicker as you move front to rear such that you get good expansion while retaining the bulk of the mass all the way through.

Generally I prefer the interlock or interbond under 600yds, but they have a whole lot more energy to work with at those ranges.
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How big is a red deer compared to our mule deer or elk?

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250lbs is a really big red deer.
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

I hate to reopen a dead thread, but was just wondering. How would yall say the 162 A-Max compares to the 168gr Berger Hybrid as far as BC and terminal performance? Also, has anyone ever used the 6.5mm 140gr A-Max on game? How did it fair? What about the 6mm 105gr A-Max?

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