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Unread 01-12-2010, 07:03 PM
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Re: Problems with the A MAX

I got a buck this year at about 40 yards or so with a 208amax at just under 2600fps, and it performed flawlessly. It went through the deer, and had zero fragmentation that I could make out. I think it's the velocities you are hitting those deer at that are causing those bullets to be so ineffective.

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    Unread 01-12-2010, 07:21 PM
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    Re: Problems with the A MAX

    at those velocities and ranges I would only be shooting broadside deer thru the lungs at least 4-6 inches behind the shoulder bones, with the a-max.

    If you hit the lower half of the scapula with anything other than a bonded bullet you would likly have similar results to what you described.

    I had a 180 berger out of my 7 rum detonate on the scapula knucle of a large mule deer buck at 826 yards. It is like shooting a rock.
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    Unread 01-13-2010, 12:07 AM
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    This was the first year for the 208 Amax for me. My buck at 518 yards had 2 massive internal wounds and two exits. My 2 does, 1 @ 80 yds. and 1 @ 100yds. also had massive exit hole in them. Shot out of a 300 wm @ 3000fps. Both does dropped on the spot and the buck went 30 yds. Hopefully fill a couple more tags a little farther out.
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    Re: Problems with the A MAX

    Sniperjwt

    Hornady has made over the years three different versions of this bullet. I would be interested to know when you bought the bullets so I can trace it back to which version you are shooting.

    There is a fairly large club of Ex-Amax shooters.
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    Unread 01-13-2010, 09:20 AM
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    Re: Problems with the A MAX

    I belive i purchased these around 2005 if that helps any.
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    Unread 01-13-2010, 09:48 AM
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    Re: Problems with the A MAX

    You go to their website and look at this exact bullet and you encounter this statement

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    *Match bullets are not recommended for hunting medium & large game
    I suspect jacket thickness did not change


    However you can find the same statement on Sierra's Website.
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    Re: Problems with the A MAX

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    Originally Posted by Buffalobob View Post
    You go to their website and look at this exact bullet and you encounter this statement



    I suspect jacket thickness did not change


    However you can find the same statement on Sierra's Website.
    yea that statement is the reason i switched to the hunting bullet from Berger
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