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Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

 
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:46 PM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

I would not hesitate to use a 168 grain a-max on deer. I would make sure that your shot placement does not hit shoulder bone. I do the same sort of thing with 155 grain berger vld's out of my 300 win mag. I have shot 2 antelope with them and they dropped in their tracks. One was a perfect shot behind the vitals and the other was a front on chest shot. When I opened them up the lungs and heart were just soup. Had no meat damage whatsoever. I guarantee if you want limited expansion and maximum transferred energy that A-max will do great. if the bullet goes into the boiler room.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:58 PM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

Thanks a lot Remington! Sounds like these things are going to work great!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:06 AM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

I got a good deal on a 300 wby, and tried my usual 210 bergers that I use in my 300 win. Bergers did not work so well for me out of the weatherby. Figured I'd try the 208 AMAX and they shot far better. (still a berger fan) Shot a whitetail at 450 yds this year and it went straight down. Major internal damage. I don't think I would hesitate shooting deer out to 600 with them. I think the farther you shoot with them, they would probably be less expansion as the velocity slowed down. Just a thought, I might be way off on my thinking.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:19 PM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

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I got a good deal on a 300 wby, and tried my usual 210 bergers that I use in my 300 win. Bergers did not work so well for me out of the weatherby. Figured I'd try the 208 AMAX and they shot far better. (still a berger fan) Shot a whitetail at 450 yds this year and it went straight down. Major internal damage. I don't think I would hesitate shooting deer out to 600 with them. I think the farther you shoot with them, they would probably be less expansion as the velocity slowed down. Just a thought, I might be way off on my thinking.
I've heard before that these things are super accurate, which is a major plus. Sounds like your experience is another success for the AMAXs! I'm really considering trying some out on whitetail at long range next season after my rifle is completely built and I have good loads for the 208 grainer. What were your velocities with the 208 AMAX out of that .300 WBY, if you don't mind me asking. Both my Dad and Uncle are huge .300 WBY fans and if they ever consider trying these out I can have some more info to give them about the 208's performance in the .300 Weatherby. Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:31 PM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

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I've heard before that these things are super accurate, which is a major plus. Sounds like your experience is another success for the AMAXs! I'm really considering trying some out on whitetail at long range next season after my rifle is completely built and I have good loads for the 208 grainer. What were your velocities with the 208 AMAX out of that .300 WBY, if you don't mind me asking. Both my Dad and Uncle are huge .300 WBY fans and if they ever consider trying these out I can have some more info to give them about the 208's performance in the .300 Weatherby. Thanks.
I was using 82grs of H1000 and getting 2960. Any faster than that and I could not get a good group. I do think the wby freebore had alot to do with it. I could not get 210 bergers to shoot well at all. I actually have a 28 inch barrel on order and going to put it on the Howa action.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

Ok thanks! I'm using a 28" barrel on my .308 Norma and hope to reach around 2950 FPS with a stout charge of IMR 4831 with the 208gr AMAXs.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:15 AM
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Re: Hornady 208gr AMAX For Hunting

Well now that I know the A-MAXs work, anyone know where to find them so I can order them online? None of the sporting goods places around here don't have any and don't carry them. Thanks
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