On a recent North Carolina whitetail hunt I took two mature does for the venison. I was shooting my ol' 7STW and the 162gr A-Max @ 3,100 ft/sec. Both deer were shot @ 300 yards.
The first deer was quartering towards me. I held directly on the shoulder. When the shot went off the dear did a verticle drop. DRT
The second deer was standing broadside. I held just behind the shoulder and let the A-Max fly. The deer was just outside of a thicket when I shot and I lost my sight picture when the gun went off. When I walked over to where the deer was standing, there was enough blood for Ray Charles to follow. The deer walked over a small knoll and was piled up about 25 yards away. Exit hole was about 1".
I also used the same rifle and ammo on a Wyoming antelope hunts
. Took a shot @ 465 yds. Bullet hit low in the chest. Lope stood for a few seconds and then piled up.
I think the A-Max is a great bullet for most thin skinned game. If I was hunting Elk or Moose I'd probably use an Accubond for the extra insurance that it provides.