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Old 05-08-2003, 02:29 PM
 
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Old 05-10-2003, 12:47 AM
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Re: A-Max vs. MatchKing

Jerry,
I'm wondering if all your rifles were absolutely zeroed at 100 yards before your testing with a different bullet? I seen a difference of -4 moa with a 178 A-Max today when shooting my sons 308win and have seen this with the 180 Nosler BT with my Ultra in the opposite dirrection, both were zeroed with other bullets.

Without thinking about it, I've done it before and wondered what happened because the trajectory never made sense. Going back to 100 yards reminded me I was zeroed with the other bullet and the one in question was quite a bit off.

What BC's did you come up with on the ones you tested?
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Old 05-10-2003, 10:10 AM
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Re: A-Max vs. MatchKing

Jerry.

I spoke to an exec (who's name will go unmentioned) at Nosler about this very fact a few years ago. I was talking about the 55 grain ballistic tip from my 6mm Rem Varmint rifle. He told me that while they knew the BC was higher, if they had published the true BC's, nobody would have believed them.

All:

Don't forget BCs play a big part in marketing - good and bad. While most MFGs are honest or err on the side of caution (Nosler), don't trust them for one minute. Shoot them in the field. I agree that of the lot, Sierra seem to be the most accurate of the bullet MFGs when reporting BCs and spend the most time proving their data.
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Re: A-Max vs. MatchKing

Not to start any kind of war, but has anyone used the A-Max for hunting?
I know the killing ability of the SMK has been well documented, but I just picked up a box of the 30 cal 178 gr A-Max and was wondering if they would work for hunting.
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Re: A-Max vs. MatchKing

A member of the Point Blank From Long Range team uses 178 A-Max's in a STOCK 300 WBY.He has taken deer out to 800 yards with that combo.Two years ago a guy shot a doe at 750 yards.When they were skinning it it fell apart in two pieces [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: A-Max vs. MatchKing

Point made!
Anyone have any suggested loads for a 300 SAUM, 1 in 10, 24" using those 178 A-Max?
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