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Unread 04-24-2004, 04:24 PM
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162 Grain A Max

I've got a .338 Win that I bought on sale 15 years ago and have never used. I've been intertaining myself by thinking about making it into a deer rifle, not too heavy to carry around, and a 26" barrel sounds about right; something adequate for a 600 yard, even tho the shooter probably isn't.

I've been reading about how the new short mags walk on water,especially in the 6.5 caliber, but I keep returning to the boring old 7MM Rem mag.

Part of the reason is when I look at Hornady's bullet list, the 162 A Max stands out because of a BC of 625, which is the highest that Nornady makes, by a considerable margin. Does anyone here have any comments about this bullet? Accurate enough for a 600 deer (blacktail/ AZ whitetail)? Will it stabilize in a 9" twist?
Will I have to seat it too deep to make it fit in a 3.38" magazine?

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: 162 Grain A Max

    It is a great bullet, my favorite of all the factory offerings. Very accurate, good bc as you said, great expander on deer.

    I took a mule deer at 690 yards with it a couple years ago. It should stailize with a 9 twist. Don't know about the magazine issue.
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    Re: 162 Grain A Max

    FWIW.. I recently had a 7Mag Sendero and seated to the lands the 162's would still fit in the magazine nicely.. d:^) JiNC
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    Re: 162 Grain A Max

    My sendero 7mag shot them into .3moa at 300yds. They opened up some bean munchers quite well last weekend. Great bullet.
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    Re: 162 Grain A Max

    I ordered a 28" 7mm barrel from Krieger with 9" twist also. I will chamber in 7mm rem mag. I hope it shoots the 162 gr A-max also. does anyone have any pet loads for this bullet?
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    Re: 162 Grain A Max

    Thanks very much for the comments. Re the magazine length, maybe I'll have to bite the bullet (!) and order a box and see how the length works out. The 162 has to be a long one.

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    jmbn

    Email me your snail-mail address and I'll send you a couple samples.
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