Try an amax search on here and you can read for hours. For deer size game and smaller they are all I shoot. They expand at virtually any range. I have kiled deer from 20 yards to 850 and coyotes out to 1150. There is always a big hole and a dead critter. I have loaded every amax made in the larger cals but haven't played with the 6mm 105. I don't know why it wouldn't work but I think I would avoid bone at close range on larger animals.
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Re: amax for big game
I love them for up to large deer size critters. IE: mule deer and average size caribou. NOT moose or elk.
They work absolutely awesome from medium velocity calibers and marginal for hyper velocity magnums. They will fragment very dramatic during high velocity impacts. On larger game, that can hinder penetration.
Originally Posted by Broz
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????
My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.
I shoot a .308 with the 178 amax at 2780fps. At the "slower" velocities of the .308 they have been superb. The antelope (350yds) and mulie (397yds) I took this year dropped with one shot and both were complete pass thrus. I have attached photos of the enterance (2nd photo) and exit (1st photo) wounds from the mulie.
1 use 30 cal 168 extensively! around 2850 mv. although i must say at closer ranges, they are a bit fragile but ive killed deer and even elk out to 700 yrds with suprisingly vilent wound channels and bullet fragmentation. acturate and deadly!