Re: i have a few ? on the Amax bullets
Why not load up two bullets? One for close range, another for LR. There is good chance that scope settings will be very similar.
If not, the AMax is going to be fragile at your elevated velocities at close range. I shoot a 7RM and 162gr Amax but wouldn't use it on any bone shot unless at least 300yds away. I will be using the SST for these distance.
If you are willing to go boiler room or cns shot, the amax will work at all ranges. Just don't ask it to do much penetration until it slows down a bunch.