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Old 01-24-2006, 04:45 PM
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162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

I have got a buddy that is trying to pick a good deer hunting bullet for shooting 100 to 500 yards. I would appreciate your pick and why one over the other.. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:28 PM
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

If it's just deer, go w/the 162 amax. Much higher BC. But then again if he's only going to be shooting 500 yds, that higher bc won't help him as much as it would further down range. If he loads the accubond he will have a catch all load and could use it for just about anything on this continent.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:43 PM
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

If its going to be used on deer I second on the 162gr Amax. Awesome killing performance on deer.
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

srhaggerty, what velocity can you shoot these bullets at? I would be concerned about the AMAX peformance at high velocity and close range.

I have this very same dilemma, I shoot 7MM RUMs.

Which of those bullets would you guys recommend at 7MM RUM velocity? Shots could be from 25 yards to 500 yards ...

Then, something else to consider is that the 140 Accubond out of a 7MM RUM shoots like a laser at those distances and has plenty of energy to kill deer sized game ....
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:11 PM
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

this is comparing apples and oranges, the A-Max is a thin skinned target-varmint bullet and the accubond is a bonded big game bullet. if you are only shooting to 500 yds on white tail varmints try the 168gr Berger it has the best B.C.in its class and shoots more accurate in the guns I own than any hornady.
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

If impact velocity is going to be over 2800fps, I would not suggest the Amax for anything other then broadside. It will come apart.

I am shooting a 7RM. For close shots, I will be using the 162gr SST. For my longer shots, I switch to the Amax. In my rifle, both bullets shoot in the same line but to different elevation.

I just adjust using my scope for the bullet and range I am shooting.

I have used the Interlocks and SSTs for all my hunting and they have never failed to impress me with their accuracy, expansion and penetration. The SST will have no issue surviving a 3000fps impact and making big damage on your game.

I have yet to recover an Interlock/SST.

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Old 01-25-2006, 02:38 PM
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Re: 162 A-max vs. 160 Accubond

I apologize for leaving out the imparative details. It is a 7RM. I am not a 7RM shooter so I don't know what velocities you can obtain with 160 grain bullet.
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