Re: 7-08 rem + 162 gr A-max =Any good for Hunting?
Use the heavy 162gr at 2700fps and keep a sharp knife handy.
The bullet is quite tough but not your Texas heart shot, bone breaking bullet. Broadside through the ribs and they will fall.
If that is still a concern, I would suggest you use the 154 or 162gr SST. This will most definitely work and even go through shoulders. Equally accurate.