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Old 05-29-2010, 08:27 PM
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bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

so im runnin out rounds for my 300 ultra mag and was thinking bout changing it up a bit and i noticed alot of ppl are runnin the likes of a maxs and their equivelents my brother in law has downed, (1 shot kills) alot of animals ranging frm wild pigs to big dear frm 200-400 yrds my question is are they still gonna kill out to 1000yrds at slower verlocites o\r am i better of staying with a huntting bullet and swapping frm hornady to 4 example nosler?


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Old 05-29-2010, 09:48 PM
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

From pd's to deer size I use A-Max's if that is the bullet that my barrel likes the best.
Longest kill to date with a AMax is 1037 yards.
Buck antelope-162 A-max
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

I've shot numerous wild hogs with the A-max and it has worked well. These weren't very long range kills (all under 300yards) but the bullet performed well. From everyone I've talked to it works well at extended range aswell. Ernie just reenforced that.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:51 PM
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

The Amaxs have worked great out of 7mmRM, 300WM, 280AI for us. We use them for thin skinned game with great results.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:46 AM
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

choice thanks
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:13 PM
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

If your shooting the 300 RUM, the 208 amax is a great choice, buck the wind great and are awesome for accuracy! Used to shoot them outta my wsm at 2800 and it shot like a dream! Never shot game with the 208 but i have taken an antelope and deer with the 6.5 140 amax. The higer the impact velocity the more internal desctruction you prolly see. The whitetail I shot was at around 80 yards and impact velocity at around 3100 and the bullet never did exit but destroyed the internals. The deer went about 30 yards and was dead! The antelope was at 550 yds and the amax appeared to have excellent controlled expansion passing all the way through and leaving a golf ball sized exit hole. The antelope fell over dead. Impact velocity at around 2500 fps.

If you havnt found any yet and are interested i think i have 550 or so of the 208's I dont shoot 30 cal anymore so there's no use for them here. Let me know if you wanna come to a deal on them.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:32 AM
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Re: bullets like hornady amax for long range hunting

yeh didnt think the amax had any problems killin that deal sounds pretty good im in nz tho
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