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Hornady A-max 168gr.

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:08 PM
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Hornady A-max 168gr.

With all this on the SST's I was wondering if anyone has used the A-max bullet in the 168gr. 30 Cal. I have this bullet loaded in my 300 Winny and was wondoering if anyone has used them on Game ??

Any help on this would be great.

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Old 09-02-2006, 10:23 AM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

They work quite well on deer and other thin skinned game - not recomended for bear [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:44 PM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

They are very accurate and quite devastating on everything from groundhogs to whitetail. Have you considered the 178's? Nearly identical trajectory with a little more smack downrange, especially with your 300. Just food for thought.
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:07 PM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

no i haven't but will be thinking of going to the 178gr .


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Old 09-02-2006, 05:31 PM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

I have burned out a couple of 300 win barrels shooting the 178 a max. I do shoot the 168 a max but most of them have been loaded for .308. Both bullets shoot great but I prefer the 178 in the 300. Either way they will make a good long range hunting bullet.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:07 AM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

Don't know what kind of game you are shooting but here in the Texas Hill Country our deer weigh under 120 avg. and hogs are around 150. I was using 168SMK for all my game shots but switched to the 168AMax. Not shooting a 300 but an 06, and a 308. The 168 is a proven game killer with devastating destruction on thin skined game. Have no idea what it would do on something heavy or armored. Accuracy wise it is in line with the SMK.
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:17 PM
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Re: Hornady A-max 168gr.

I've shot game with the 155 , 168 and 178 gr A-max out of both a 308 and a 300Win mmag , all bullets shot very well and performed very well on thin skinned game. The are a little more fragile than the SMK or SST but I have never had a problem with game going anywere after the shot , the 155gr out of a 26" barreld 300Win mag did not exit 2 out of three times on deer in the 140lb range

In the 300 I would recomend either the 155 or 178 , the 168 shoot and react great but they have a poor BC of the three.
the 178 out of a 300Win will get you on target out to 1200yds , on deer I'd probably shoot to 1k with that load
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