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As always shot placement is the key and all of the above choices will work IMHO

+1 any of the 3 mentioned will work!

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Re: smk, berger, or Amax

The 180 E-Tip, 200 AB and 210 Berger shoot about the same level of accuracy in my rifle. The best groups I shot so far at 427 yds, are 1.8" with the 180 E-Tips and 2.5" with the 210 Bergers. Haven't tried the 200 AB's past 200 yds yet and may not beacause i'm satisfied with E-Tip so far. Your rifle may be different and the Bergers/SMKs usually shoot a little better than the "non-match" bullets. I dont think Hornady advertises the expansion velocity for the AMax, but I thinks it's probably lower than 1600???

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I dont think Hornady advertises the expansion velocity for the AMax, but I thinks it's probably lower than 1600???
I have never heard a figure from hornaday but I ran the 178 a few years back through some test medium and had expansion below 1400. These were reduced loads at close range. I dont know if that makes a difference or not.
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Re: smk, berger, or Amax

That is good to know about the A-max's. I have been leaning towards them anyways.

Does anyone know how far away from the lands the A-maxs like to be?
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I have never heard a figure from hornaday but I ran the 178 a few years back through some test medium and had expansion below 1400. These were reduced loads at close range. I dont know if that makes a difference or not.
Michael,

Did you come up w/ a top speed for impact and not have total fragmentation?

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I shot an 8 point white tail several years ago with a 155 AMAX he was 225 yards looking straite toward me I shot him a little higher than I would have liked the bullet traveled just below his spine and exited out of his butt hole really, it left a good half dollar size exit . I have also shot a 5x5 elk in colorado with the same bullet & 300 win mag the elk was around 35 yrds and ran about 6 yards then fell down the side of the mtn then their was the 4x4 mule deer shot again with the amax it ran about 30 yards it was running when I shot it though. Now I shoot 210 bergers out of a 300 RUM shot my first DOE the other day @ 217 yards she was bedded down and she died on that same bed . This weekend a friend of mine killed a spike at 60 yards with his 300 win mag I loaded 175 matchkings for it. This was the first deer taken with this bullet he shot the spike right in the chest and he said it slammed the deer down the entrance hole looked about the size of a quarter no pass through but hey the deer was dead. Like I posted before any of the three will get the job done!!!! Even with "TOTAL FRAGMENTATION"

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