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Old 06-09-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

I am going to use the new hornady bthps's. I have the same problem with bergers, great bullets but pricey. The polymer tip I think is what initiates instant expansion on the amax, thinking the bthp's will give the delayed expansion.
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

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I am going to use the new hornady bthps's. I have the same problem with bergers, great bullets but pricey. The polymer tip I think is what initiates instant expansion on the amax, thinking the bthp's will give the delayed expansion.
I think you are on to something. It is the tip that starts the expansion sooner. The smaller the meplat, and the more pointed the nose, the slower the expansion (all else equal). That's why IMO, Bergers will perform a little better close up and the A-max at longer range. A wider tipped bullet will also have an expansion advantage over a narrower tip. Also, if you are using thin skinned target bullets, heavier is better. In the case of deer, the problem isn't as great as if you were elk hunting. This is why my long range bullets use a .200" width tip.......Rich
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

has anyone every hunted with the nosler competition or speer competition bullets? Do they suck or what? I never hear anything about them. I'm going to check out the Hornady's right now.
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

For 100-600 yard whitetails why not an sst instead of target bullets. They perform well on game, inexpensive and to 600 yards you will not know the difference with the slight bc difference.
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

I have shot deer with 208 Amax at close range like bo range ! It is dead deer . I shoot a 300 rum with broughton barrel . folks say that the amax does too much damage and no pass thru yadda yadda yadda , they are right when the amax is pushed at high velocity they will blow up but when the smoke settles there is your deer I have also shot deer with the berger 210 at 30 yards actually last year and it ran about 30 yards and piled up . The berger is alittle more sensitive to load for. I think either one of these bullets will get the job done with authority !

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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

Well I ordered some 190gr berger VLDS Tuesday from Powder Valley because Midway said the 208 A-MaX would be on BO until August. So I paid $51 and some change for the Bergers, wouldnt you know it Midway got the A-Max in Wednesday nedles to say I was a little PD-OFF after seeing this. I figured Ill give the Brgers a try and the get some A-max if Im not happy with the Bergers. Now if I could just make up my mind wich powder I want to use, H4350, H4831SC, RL-22 or RL-17 CHOICES CHOICES.
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Re: A-MAX or BERGER

i shot 208 amaxs in my 300wsm with 61gr. of H4350 at 2820fps
208 at a coyote

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