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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 PM
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

Originally Posted by barnesuser28 View Post
You saved my dads finger tips from the band saw.. i am going to make him cut it anyway. One question, were they trying to shoot the deer in the head?
ya, they were bedded and that is all they could see........Rich
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: 280 SHERMAN/162 A-MAX vs BEAR

Originally Posted by barnesuser28 View Post
A couple reasons why i chose they A-Max.

1. I will be starting them out at a modest speed of around 2800 fps so i dont think over expansion will be a huge problem at somewhat close range.

2. I am going to try to stay away from the shoulder so again over expansion shouldnt be too bad.

3. Since they are not starting out very fast to get me out to 1000 yards on game i need the high BC and their ability to expand at very low velocties. (around 1400 fps in goats according to some fellow in New Zealand)

4. They will be used only on 200 LBS and smaller deer and antelope, along with coyotes, badgers, prarie dogs, rocks, etc.... Anything bigger than a 200 lbs mule deer i will use the 168 grain Barnes LRX. And will limit the LRX to 600 yards on elk, we have a 338 Lapua for the longer range elk work.
This is the same logic I use. Soft or easy expanding/fragmenting high bc bullets for long range (Amax, berger etc), more stout bullets for "normal" hunting distances
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