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Old 05-23-2009, 07:37 AM
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Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

I just picked up some of the 162 grain Hornady A-Max to try in my .280 Ackley Improved and 7MM Remington Magnum.


Has anyone tried this bullet in these (or similar) calibers? Also, has anybody tried this bullet on deer?
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:59 AM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

I shot them out of my 7wsm pistol(2800fps), I wouldn't recomend them for anything close. I shot a broadside antelope at 370ish with one. the entrance was right behind the sholder and both rear quarters were ruined. I won't ever use them on any animal again! they were accurate though...
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:56 PM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

I use them in my 7mm mag. I push them at 3060 fps using ADI2217/H1000.
So far I have taken 3 red deer (358, 358 and 386 yds) a pig (383yds) and a fallow deer (638 yds).
All have been 1 shot kills DRT! All shots were high shoulder shots and meat wastage was no worse then other bullets, in some cases less.
When I was first trying this load I shot several feral goats at around 200 yds. All were impressive kills, although at this range they often did not exit.
I use 160 accubonds inside 350 yds and the 162 a-max past 350 yds, this has worked well for me.

I would definetly recommend them at ranges past 350 yds.

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:50 PM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

They're very accurate in my wsm.

They've smoked every deer I've shot from 100 to 500yds. I'm glad to hear they're working on high shoulder shots I've personally tried to stay away from the shoulder with these bullets.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:03 PM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

I have used them in my 280AI, they work really well. shoot 4/6MOA at 600 yards travelling at 2930fps.

Have used them on red stags at 25-500 yards and on goats at 50-1000yards and have had excellent success! most just drop on the spot i think the worst ive had is one travelled about 20 meters befor dieing. cant complain really!

they come highly recommended!
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

Very accurate at 3000fps in my 7RM behind RL22. I've killed a couple whitetail with them inside 100yds. One was shot behind the ear, the other in the left eye.

They are very accurate, can't comment on meat damage in my experience with the bullet.

The only bullet I've found that is as accurate in my 7RM is the 160AB

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:39 AM
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Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max

Thanks for the information. I will go check the powder inventory and see if I have any RL 22
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