Re: Problems with the A MAX
The amax bullet on game at those velocities IS a huge problem. It was designed as a match bullet that Hornady also said would work well on up to deer size critters and that is true with average muzzle velocities. When you run them at hyper velocities you WILL run into problems at short range. A simple solution is to run Interbonds for close up and amaxs when the velocity slows down at LR.
I am a huge fan of the amax for hunting. Since my main weapon of choice is a 308 which has much less starting velocity and I like to shoot game at LR with it the amax makes sense because it will expand at very low velocities. I am not a huge fan of them at high velcoity impacts. I have been known to take a few deer with the 178 at 300 RUM velocities and with 100% success but I also did not connect with any bone. After seeing what happened to the bullets at that speed without hitting bone, I decided the high velocity mags were best when used with accubonds, interbonds, TSXs and similar.
Last edited by Michael Eichele; 01-13-2010 at 12:29 AM.