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Unread 09-27-2010, 08:19 PM
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Hornady A-Max

I know that it is not suggested/recommended for hunting applications. However, who here hunts with them and what experiences have you had. I was looking for a new long range load for my 7mm Rem Mag. Thinking about the 162 grain. Also the 208 Grain for my 300 Winny.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 10:16 PM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

they have a very good reputation for a long range hunting bullet. i've only personally used the 6mm on deer and every one went through and made a nasty hole. all were under 200 yards though.
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Unread 09-28-2010, 12:55 AM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

I did alot of research on the 162 A-max before I tried them out of my 7 SAUM. The only bad thing I could find was their performance under 200 yds. Everything at a distance was devastating. This will be the first hunting season with them. I'll post what I can next week after antelope season.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 01:12 AM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

I've killed many whitetails with the 162gr A-Max @ about 3,150 ft/sec. Most shots were between 200yds and 500 yds. Deer hit on the shoulder only go about 18 inches - straight down! Deer hit behind the shoulder have silver dollar size exit wounds and go 20-30yds max.

The A-Max is a devastating whitetail bullet.
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Unread 09-28-2010, 02:22 AM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

Be confident in the Amax, have dropped xxx deer with it at most ranges. Typical results.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 07:45 AM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

Antelope and whitetail from 200-1000 yards (162 A-Max)
Whitetail out to 250 yards (140 A-max)
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Unread 09-28-2010, 09:04 AM
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Re: Hornady A-Max

Hey, great info guys. Why does the 162 grain do better after 200 yards?
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