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.