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View Poll Results: What is the minimum velocity at which the 162gr. AMAX will reliably perform on deer?
1,000 fps or slower 2 4.08%
1,100 fps 5 10.20%
1,200 fps 8 16.33%
1,300 fps 5 10.20%
1,400 fps 11 22.45%
1,500 fps 5 10.20%
1,600 fps 4 8.16%
1,700 fps 2 4.08%
1,800 fps or faster 7 14.29%
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162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:11 PM
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162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I've heard/read everything from 1,100 fps to 2,000 fps. Since there is no official expansion velocity range data available (that I am aware of) I figured I would ask those who use them in the field. Please share your experiences and any stories that you've come accross to justify your answer/opinion/vote.

What would be the minimum velocity limit for this bullet in making a reliable kill shot on deer sized game without depending on bone for expansion.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I think you should find out by yourself by picking up a jug of trail boss or H4895 and getting some wet newspapers/phonebooks and start shooting.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I might have to! I spoke with Hornady and they won't even acknowledge that the bullet makes for a good longrange bullet. Do you have any idea? If so, share/vote.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I have no clue but i have about 85 of them for my 7mm-08 that i want to use for a long range coyote load. I think i read somewhere that a guy had success down to 1200 fps so that is what i am going to vote for.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

That's cool. And just to be clear, I don't expect that any one answer will be the right answer. I just figured that this thread will be an opportunity for the longrange community to form a pattern by putting all our heads together. I hope for people to vote even if they think they are close, but aren't sure they are right.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:45 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I have a ton of trail boss so i may try shooting them into wet newspapers at like 1100-1400 fps and if i do i will report what i find.

So far it looks like i am in the majority. (first one to vote )
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:49 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

Now those would be some very informative data points. I know that that kind of report wouldnt go unappreciated around here!
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