Re: A-max's for hunting?
was just pondering this myself. Talked to a friend who said A-max's arent good for hunting saying they are like the sierra MK and since he's a lot more experienced than I and i don't have any scientific data to back up what i think i accepted it.
However, I used 178 A-maxs at 2550 fps from my .308win in texas last fall on a hog hunt and was very happy with performance. 5 shots, 4 DRTs 1st ran off a little ways. One head shot at 80yards, began to expand and took chunk out of the opposite side of the skull, hog dropped with a piece of corn still between the teeth. Second, third and fourth all dropped on the spot with spine shots at 240-260yards, last one took a solid hit through the shoulder and disappeared into some impassable brush, spent 1.5hrs looking for bugger but very hard to follow a blood trail when you have to keep going left and right around massive thorn bushes... no luck there... But by the looks of the blood spray on the opposite side of where i shot him, he couldnt have gone far...
On pigs, the a-max has worked ok, but i did hit spine 3 times and brain once, shoulder shot got away. Blood spray looked promising however. Will try to recover a bullet next time.