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Old 08-11-2004, 06:34 PM
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75gr. A-max bullets?

what is the intended purpose for these bullets? I have a22-243 with a 28in. 1:8 barrel and these sound like the way to go. i may possibly use for antelope and long range coyote. has any one had any experience with these bullets?
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:43 PM
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

The intended use for these bullets are for long range highpower matches shot with a target grade AR-15. I shoot NRA service rifle matches and see many other cometitors using them at 600yds with good results. They are too long for accurate magazine length loads in an AR. They tend to be highly expolosive on animals. I tried them on rabbits and the results were impressive.Hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:50 PM
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

Gene,

Do you think a 1-9" barrel in 22-250 would have any chance of stabalizing the 75s?
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:05 PM
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

The 75gr A-Max will stabilize in an 8" or 9" twist. It will work well in the .223, 22-250 or 22-243.

I shoot them in my 22-243AI @ 3,668 ft/sec. They are amazingly accurate and VERY deadly on fat PA groundhogs at any range.

I have made kills out to 850yds this season. Death was ALWAYS instantaneous. The bullet did occasionally penetrate completely.

VH
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:30 PM
 
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

As Varmint Hunter has stated they will stabilize in a 1-9" twist. I get sub moa groups out of my factory Savage 10FP in 223 out to 600yds with them and my barrel is a 1-9" twist.
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:36 PM
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

Awsome! That will be my next try. I am using 69 grain SMKs right now and they shoot well, but sounds like the A-max may be more explosive as well as have a higher bc.
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Old 08-11-2004, 09:12 PM
 
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Re: 75gr. A-max bullets?

they work well... shot them last year in a 22-284.... they shoot well out of my 700 pss .223 ... will be using them in the new .22 dasher as well... good choice
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