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Old 07-25-2009, 10:07 PM
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A-Max performance on game, Question

Just wondering how others have found them.

Have they exited + how big was exit wound?

What size game and bullet was it?

I'm thinking of using 168 grainers in my 300RUM. I have used 208s but the property I have to shoot on does not offer such long ranges so I dont feel the need for such a heavy, higher BC projectile.

I have found bullets that always punch through may not be so destructive and kill so fast. I'm more interested in faster/humain kill as I only keep the hind legs for dog meat and I dont usually worry about meat damage.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:07 AM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

I have used the .284 162 a-max out of a 7mm mag at 3060 fps.
On goats at around 200 yards they were like a bomb! Instant kills with shoulder shots, can't remember the exits, on big billy goats no exit, I did get some exits on nanny's etc.
I have shot deer, pigs and bull tahr from 358yds out to 638 yards with them, all broadside shots, only one did not exit. Most bullets went through ribs and might have clipped a shoulder bone. The bull tahr at 630 yds was in the back of the ribs.
Most animals were DRT, the bull tahr went down hill about 50 metres, all others dropped on the spot.
I definetly recommend them, but wouldn't use them at close range on large game, I feel they might blow up with out penetrating properly.

Stu.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:26 AM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

Thanks Stu.

Bullet choice is an important decision with the 300rum. At a box of 100 even if they dont perform to your liking, you might as well use them at the range. With barrel life though thats 10% gone.

Joel SHOEMARK
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

Pretty much the same experience here. On deer I have never had an exit. They were all shot with the 155 out of my 308 or the 178 out of my 300 RUM. All deer died very quickly and the sheep dropped in his tracks.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:18 PM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

I´ve shot a lot of goats with the 162 7 in a 7rm, and the 140 6,5 in a 65-284 and 6,5, x 55. They will normally exit, but some stay. <Very good performance.

Have been using some of the 168 30 cal in a 308 lately and also work well, but just made shots up to 450 m.

I would say the 168 is too light for a 300 rum, even if you will not take very long shots, it may explode at close range.. but I have no experience with the RUM. If you want to stay away from recoil, it doesnt make too much sense to use a 300 RUM and go down to a 168 grainer...
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:31 PM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

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Pretty much the same experience here. On deer I have never had an exit. They were all shot with the 155 out of my 308 or the 178 out of my 300 RUM. All deer died very quickly and the sheep dropped in his tracks.
Kiwi said that all of his exited but one. Yours did not exit.

It is good to hear that the results were the same. DRT.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:28 PM
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Re: A-Max performance on game, Question

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Kiwi said that all of his exited but one. Yours did not exit.

It is good to hear that the results were the same. DRT.
Micheal did say on deer. Kiwi said on goats.
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