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Hornandy A MAx

I have been playing with 168 Gr Amax and 168 Berger VLD The Amax shoot 1/2MOA in my gun. But cannot get the Bergers to shoot nearly as good in my 308. Trying to work up a load for Antelope this next yr. What do you think Would the A max be an ok bullet for say out to 700 yds. Or should I keep trying on the Bergers and not consider the A max. I'm sure the Bergers would be better choice for hunting. Just wish I could get them to shoot better. But Just wondering how the A max would perform
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    Re: Hornandy A MAx

    I shot my antelope this year with a 308win 168 Amax at about 490 if I remember correctly. It hit the dirt so fast I had to ask my kids if I got it. I would not hesitate to use them again. The shot was at an angle, entering just behind rt shoulder and exiting mid body left side. The wound channel looked no different than what a partition or accubond would have done. If your rifle likes them, I'd shoot them.
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    Re: Hornandy A MAx

    I can't quite give you an apples to apples comparison because I don't shoot the 168 amax in .308 but I do shoot the 162 in .284.

    I've taken 5 Whitetail with this bullet either with a 7-08 or a 7 saum all five have dropped right where they were standing, nothing over 400 yds, but if a shot out to 650 presented itself I wouldn't hesitate to take it, thats about the extent of my comfort zone.

    I would suspect antelope would be a little easier to kill than Whitetails and if you can put it where it needs to go the 168 Amax will do the job.

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    Re: Hornandy A MAx

    Like the sounds of the A max so far..... Bullet does not come a part then? I was afraid it would blow up.. They sure shoot good for me...

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    They'll come apart to a degree but not "failure type" come apart, I suppose if you launched them out of a 300 RUM at something 10 yds away they'd blow up. But at 308 velocities you're pretty safe, may not want to try and drive one through a shoulder bone up close, but even then I doubt you'd have a problem.

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    Re: Hornandy A MAx

    I shot 2 antelope this year with my 7wsm and 162gr A-Max. One at 580yds and one at 410yds.
    Both one shot kills, dropped in their tracks.
    The A-Maxes worked just fine, especially in the 30mph winds.
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    Re: Hornandy A MAx

    I finished off my buddies dall ram this year with the 168 AMAX at 702 yards. The ram folded and rolled. There was a substantial exit hole.

    I would not worry about the 168 AMAX. If youre gun likes them use them.
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