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Old 12-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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208 A-max's on large big game

Anyone use 208 A-max's on Moose, elk, big antelope in Africa? 210 Grain Bergers Hunting VLD's are not working well in my factory chambered 300RUM and I was thinking of trying Hornadys. I'd be using them on Moose, Caribou and the occasional Grizzly. There is always the chance of running into a Grizzly up close as well, do they penetrate at all at close range or do they explode?

What's the experience on the board using these match bullets on (large) big game?

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:15 PM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

They have work great for all of my hunting situations. Here is a great example.

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:32 PM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

I'd never be caught in Grizzly country with a berger or amax. Make mine an accubond, barnes or other tough hunting bullet. The 200 accubond has enough BC for shots to almost 1000 yds. It would make me much more comfortable if a grizz showed up on a kill.

I've used both berger and amax at long range and love them. But someone else will have to experiment at close range on dangerous game.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:26 PM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

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Anyone use 208 A-max's on Moose, elk, big antelope in Africa? 210 Grain Bergers Hunting VLD's are not working well in my factory chambered 300RUM and I was thinking of trying Hornadys. I'd be using them on Moose, Caribou and the occasional Grizzly. There is always the chance of running into a Grizzly up close as well, do they penetrate at all at close range or do they explode?

What's the experience on the board using these match bullets on (large) big game?

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In what way is the 210 Berger Unsatisfactory? I ask because I was thinking about trying them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

The a-max is am amazing bullet. Have used in africa on big lopes but have not tried it on grizzly so couldn't say. I would not hesitate on using it on all non dangerous game. It would prob be fine for grizzly as well as it destroyed whatever it hit that I have shot but there are better bullets for that particular application.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:52 PM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

Both the Berger 210 and Amax 208 are thinly jacketed target bullets. They will work well on shots thru the ribs and at long range where the velocity is less and therefore penetration is more. But IMO they are not tough enough to take on any really big or dangerous critter head on. In other words I won't want to shoot a charging grizzly bear head on at close range. The man asked for something to possibly defend in grizz country. I'll take a Accubond, partition, North Fork, Swift, or any of the 180 grain all copper bullets any day on a grizz or any shot up close on really heavy game.

The 200 grain Accubond has a high enough BC to work at long range and enough toughness for bad angle shots, close shots, or dangerous game.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:20 AM
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Re: 208 A-max's on large big game

Unless you already have some or know someone who does, you won't have to worry about it because there are no 208Amax to be found anywhere.

As for shooting anything dangerous or charging, I'm pretty sure I want something more like the 200Accubond or 200TTSX.
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