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So really there is not a hunting bullet that is mass produced that will perform at real world velocities at 1000 yards out of a 300WM?
I would add "not perform consistently" in my opinion. That is why I make a thin skinned, high b.c. bullet with a ballistic tip. If I were going to TRY a mass produced bullet for your rifle at that range, it would probably be the A-Max. I haven't personally used it on game, but the ballistic tip would likely be more consistent for expansion........Rich
p.s. Not trying to knock Bergers, I use them in my 6.5 and I think they are a great bullet! Just not at below 1800'.
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    I would add "not perform consistently" in my opinion. That is why I make a thin skinned, high b.c. bullet with a ballistic tip. If I were going to TRY a mass produced bullet for your rifle at that range, it would probably be the A-Max. I haven't personally used it on game, but the ballistic tip would likely be more consistent for expansion........Rich
    p.s. Not trying to knock Bergers, I use them in my 6.5 and I think they are a great bullet! Just not at below 1800'.
    No I am glad you are here because this is the part I'm still learning. Hornady says that the amax is not good for hunting. What you are saying is that the amax becomes a good hunting bullet at thoes velocities. So the thin jacket that keeps it from being a good hunting bullet at high velocity is what makes it become a good hunting bullet at low velocities....it's thin jacket. Is this correct and where do you believe this change occurs?
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    No I am glad you are here because this is the part I'm still learning. Hornady says that the amax is not good for hunting. What you are saying is that the amax becomes a good hunting bullet at thoes velocities. So the thin jacket that keeps it from being a good hunting bullet at high velocity is what makes it become a good hunting bullet at low velocities....it's thin jacket. Is this correct and where do you believe this change occurs?
    That is EXACTLY what I think and you can't blame Hornady because how many people would shoot at 1000 yards? I don't know for sure at what range the window is but I am quite sure that from testing I have done with my own bullets that it would for sure come unglued at velocities above 2500'. My guess is that the difference between the Berger and the A-Max is , the Berger will penetrate further at higher velocity before it blows and the A-Max will expand when the Berger would not expand at all. Again, different windows of effectiveness. I would encourage you to test. The more the better......Rich
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    Ok, I shot a 200# buck at 536 yards with a 210vld. I hit rib on the way in but there was only a quarter size exit wound. The external damage was not that bad, it wasn't like it came apart...so I'm a little confused.
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    accubond exit at 702 yards

    accubond exit at 532 yards

    the 1005 and 1350 yard exits looked exactly like this how can anyone say they don't work?
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    RR, what caliber are you shooting?
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    Ok, I shot a 200# buck at 536 yards with a 210vld. I hit rib on the way in but there was only a quarter size exit wound. The external damage was not that bad, it wasn't like it came apart...so I'm a little confused.
    What was your impact velocity, maybe 2400? Again, ballistic tips are a LOT more predictable than a very small meplat hollow point.

    Ridge Runner: can't argue with it working for you! I just didn't have that kind of result with my 300 RUM or I never would have started making bullets
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