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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 3.64%
1,100 fps 5 9.09%
1,200 fps 9 16.36%
1,300 fps 5 9.09%
1,400 fps 11 20.00%
1,500 fps 7 12.73%
1,600 fps 6 10.91%
1,700 fps 2 3.64%
1,800 fps or faster 8 14.55%
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162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

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Unread 08-02-2012, 11:09 PM
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Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

I will probably end up shooting them into 1 gallon milk jugs as i have quite a few and i want too save the newspapers for my test with the 280 grain Barnes LRX at reduced velocity. Hopefully i will have results within 2 weeks.
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

    Sweet...I can't wait to see what you find out!
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

    I loaded up 5 rounds with the A-Max today all the bullets are kissing the lands.
    10.3 grains
    11.3 grains
    12.3 grains
    13.3 grains
    14.3 grains

    All loads are with Trail Boss. I'm expecting the 10.3 grain load to be subsonic.
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

    1400 fps! Nathan at Terminal Ballistic Research in New Zealand does a lot of autopsies of the game they kill to verify the results of bullet expansion. He has a great website. He has tested numerous bullets on game. No wet paper.
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

    I'm not sure that those loads will produce accurate feedback. Those bullets won't be stabilized. Also they won't be spinning as fast as a long range shot. Unless I'm just confused or missing something I think you pretty much have to load them normal then set your test media up at an extended range.

    Let me know if I'm wrong.
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

    Actually you are right. I completely forgot about that. ill do the test anyway. i like expanded boolits.
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    Re: 162 AMAX (.284) Min Expansion Velocity

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    I'm not sure that those loads will produce accurate feedback. Those bullets won't be stabilized. Also they won't be spinning as fast as a long range shot. Unless I'm just confused or missing something I think you pretty much have to load them normal then set your test media up at an extended range.

    Let me know if I'm wrong.
    I do quite a bit of bullet testing on my own and others and have found that rotational velocity makes "a little" difference but reduced loads come pretty close. I would also agree that 1400' is probably a pretty good guess for expansion. My SXR's are good to 1200-1300' and the A-Max has a smaller meplat.........Rich
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