Re: 7mm 162 gr A-MAX any one use on big game
I've shot many 162gr A-Max bullets from my 7STW @ 3,150 ft/sec. Terminal performance on whitetails was fantastic at any range. High shoulder shots or traditional hits behind the foreleg were both instant death. However, shoulder shots literally dropped them on their noses.
I shot a pronghorn at just over a quarter mile with the A-Max. Bullet impact was a little low in the chest. At the shot I saw something hanging between the lope's legs. It walked a few steps and disappeared. When I got over to the animal I noticed that the entire abdominal wall had ripped open dropping the lope's entrails on the ground. I believe that part of the bullet, probably including the jacket, hooked a turn on impact and caused this strange occurance. Very unusual terminal effect but dead is dead.
I give the A-Max a thumbs up for deer size game.