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Old 07-19-2013, 10:42 AM
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if terminal performance is good,
And long range accuracy too. That is what I would like to see in a few tests. This is to be "The Long Range Bullet" So expansion, along with accuracy at 1000 plus on paper or steel, are top of the questions for me. And a dust cloud off a rock does not count.. My testing in the past, ( not with this new bullet ) , has proven bonded cores not to be as accurate at distance in my rifles.

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Jeff, i will hopefully be bringing a rifle to the next shoot that will be shooting the 210 ALR. I will try my hardest to get a decent load to use by then. I will have you shoot a group at the 1k steel and see how they do.
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Very informative and valuable info! This is a lot closer to the b.c. most of us thought it would be. Still, if terminal performance is good, it may be a good option......Rich
I'm a little skeptical how well these will hold together when trying to penetrate an elk shoulder if they are advertised to open down to 1300 fps. I know my only experience with an Accubond on a cow elk resulted in the bullet coming apart when it hit the lower spine just behind the rib cage and leaving about a 3" exit hole. I don't plan for shoulder shots, but if it's the only thing I've got, it's nice to know the bullet is up to it and I'm not sure the LRAB is going to be any better than the Berger in that category.

Bottom line for my way of thinking, the 215/230 Bergers have a big BC advantage, and as Jeff showed us last year, the 215 was a very effective killing bullet. I think I'll be sticking with the Bergers or maybe the 200 gr CEB.
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And long range accuracy too. That is what I would like to see in a few tests. This is to be "The Long Range Bullet" So expansion, along with accuracy at 1000 plus on paper or steel, are top of the questions for me. And a dust cloud off a rock does not count.. My testing in the past, ( not with this new bullet ) , has proven bonded cores not to be as accurate at distance in my rifles.

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I would TOTALLY agree with that!.......Rich
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Since the B.C. is close or equal to the bc of the 210 berger and 208 amax, I see no reason to pay 2x the money for these. The s.d.'s on a 30 cal 210 grain bullet are so high that (in my experience) they don't fragment and explode on contact like lighter 30 cal berger's and amax do, and therefore a bonded bullet with that high of a s.d. is not needed. However, if the 168 grain lrab's have the same b.c. as their Berger counterparts, I do think it would be a great choice for long range hunting and the cost could be justified.
Sorry but the 208 AMAX is NOT a hunting bullet. As stated by many others and confirmed on my 2011 South African trip. Even at lower impact velocities, very little, if any, penetration and recovery of more than Jacket fragments are RARE. These bullets are not OK for humane kills.
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Sorry but the 208 AMAX is NOT a hunting bullet. As stated by many others and confirmed on my 2011 South African trip. Even at lower impact velocities, very little, if any, penetration and recovery of more than Jacket fragments are RARE. These bullets are not OK for humane kills.
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Sorry but the 208 AMAX is NOT a hunting bullet. As stated by many others and confirmed on my 2011 South African trip. Even at lower impact velocities, very little, if any, penetration and recovery of more than Jacket fragments are RARE. These bullets are not OK for humane kills.
For thin skinned North American game such as deer, sheep and antelope and sub magnum velocities, I dare you to back that up with real world experience.

I've had more 'humane' kills on medium game with amaxs than any other 'hunting' bullet.

I'll agree that elk and moose are different but smaller game......well lets say that you are in the minority as far as opinions on amaxs and long range hunting. At least on this site, there is many more times the controversy over bergers than amaxs.

Amaxs may not always pass through but at least amaxs don't pencil through.
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