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7-08 rem + 162 gr A-max =Any good for Hunting?

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Unread 11-17-2004, 11:14 AM
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7-08 rem + 162 gr A-max =Any good for Hunting?

As any body tried that combination? What do you thing of the A-max, deviated from its purpose and used for hunting? Specialy at 7-08 velocities? On (big)deers and wild boars?
Thank you for your answers.
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Unread 11-18-2004, 12:31 AM
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Re: 7-08 rem + 162 gr A-max =Any good for Hunting?

I have not used the 7-08 specifecly but have used the 308 extensivly which happens to be the same case. The amax is a match bullet with good medium game charecteristics. Even Hornaday recomends them for deer sized critters. They are VERY accurate bullets and very lethal.

I have used the 178 AMAX in the 308 and I know of many who use the 162 AMAX in their 7mm's with outstanding results. Give em a try and dont be afraid to try them on deer or the like.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 11-18-2004, 05:15 PM
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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.

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