Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-2009, 03:26 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: cali. siskiyou
Posts: 19
208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet

i just built a rem 300 ultra and im starting to load up hunting loads. looking in the 200 gr range and was woundering if the 208 gr amax hornaday was a good bullet for hunting or just a good paper puncher. the other bullets that im going to play with is berger 190 and accu bond 200
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Posts: 3,508
Re: 208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet

Quote:
Originally Posted by big head 1 View Post
i just built a rem 300 ultra and im starting to load up hunting loads. looking in the 200 gr range and was woundering if the 208 gr amax hornaday was a good bullet for hunting or just a good paper puncher. the other bullets that im going to play with is berger 190 and accu bond 200
It depends on what type of game and what velocities.

The 208 AMAX bullet work well on game provided the game is light boned and you dont hit them with hyper velocity speeds. That said, I would not trust them on elk or larger at close range but would consider them for the longer ranges after the bullets have slowed down as there is alot of material and mass there. For deer size critters, they are thin skinned and light boned as well as narrow enough so that in case the bullet comes completely apart, they still do a great job of cleanly killing them.

For elk and larger out to 800+ the 200 AB is a great choice for your caliber.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:07 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,615
Re: 208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet

Been there done that. To thin a jacket for anything but deer size stuff. They will not hold together for hunting. I had a great load worked up for my 300 ultra at over 3200 fps. After a couple of animals I realized they will not hold together.
__________________
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:15 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,654
Re: 208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet

Quote:
Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger View Post
Been there done that. To thin a jacket for anything but deer size stuff. They will not hold together for hunting. I had a great load worked up for my 300 ultra at over 3200 fps. After a couple of animals I realized they will not hold together.
"After a couple of animals I realized they will not hold together" Were the animals dead?


PS I've never had an animal run away to were I couldn't find it the AMAX blows up and the animal is dead as 4 o clock. I've shot elk and mule deer with 155grain AMAX so I'm sure the 208 would do the job as well !

Think of it this way an exsplosive big game bullet

Bigbuck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 208 gr hornaday good hunting bullet
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What makes a bullet a good bullet? cordj549 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 20 09-05-2011 01:49 AM
Good 600 yard hunting bullet for .308 Marine sniper Reloading 3 07-27-2009 01:18 PM
Hornaday A max wild weasel Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 05-04-2009 08:45 PM
Good hunting bullet for a .338? shooter981 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 02-10-2009 06:54 PM
Good long range 6.5mm hunting bullet? CINOSBUS Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 10 08-04-2008 11:11 PM

Current Poll
Where in the US do you live?
West of the Mississippi River - 60.80%
895 Votes
East of the Mississippi River - 36.89%
543 Votes
On the Mississippi River on a houseboat - 2.31%
34 Votes
Total Votes: 1,472
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC