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A-Max Hunting Bullet?

 
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:55 PM
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A-Max Hunting Bullet?

Hello,

Are the Hornady A-Max bullets intended for hunting?

Not sure as they don't call them match bullets but there is a disclaimer on the Hornady website.

What is the highest BC 30 cal hunting bullet?

Thanks

Tom
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:06 PM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

I know a lot of guys use the AMAX for hunting.

I would say the highest 30cal BC I have seen in a hunting bullet is the 210g JLK but its a custom. I know there are others but this is the highest I can think of at this time.

Jon
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:11 PM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

hey if its for a 30 cal use the 208 A-max and watch it go to work.it has a BC of .648 and flies great while bucking the wind.

but no matter cal you are loading for use the A-max.they will kill just as good as any hunt'n bullet.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:55 AM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

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hey if its for a 30 cal use the 208 A-max and watch it go to work.it has a BC of .648 and flies great while bucking the wind.

but no matter cal you are loading for use the A-max.they will kill just as good as any hunt'n bullet.
Can you provide some description of close range, high velocity impacts on large game (deer-sized on up game animals)? I know what to expect after they slow down at long range. But how quickly do they unravel at higher velocity impacts - say 2400 fps and faster?
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:21 AM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

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Can you provide some description of close range, high velocity impacts on large game (deer-sized on up game animals)? I know what to expect after they slow down at long range. But how quickly do they unravel at higher velocity impacts - say 2400 fps and faster?
I can give you my experience with the A Max and it was not a good one at close range. I was shooting a 162 A Max out of a 7mm STW at over 3300 fps. Had a nice buck walk out 50 yards away from me. Put one well placed shot through his boiler room and he jump kicked and went into the woods. I figured i would find him piled up in the woods but that was not the case. We followed a drop, drop, drop blood trail for over a mile before we finally lost it. I never did recover the deer and i have yet to shoot any more A Max's at deer eather. I am inclined to belive that the bullet penciled right through him and did not cause a lot of damage and the deer probably is still walking around today. Take it for what its worth this has been my experience with them. lots of other people use them and love them for hunting i however will not use one again on deer.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:07 AM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

I use the 140 AMAX in my 6.5 wsm at 3250fps on deer. Out of over 40 or 50 deer and hogs I have not had one take a step.
I had a buddy build one and loaded the AMAX to use on elk. It was a total failure. Blew up on shoulder shots. Therefore I would not reccomend it for anything larger than deer.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:48 PM
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Re: A-Max Hunting Bullet?

I used the 162 a-max in a 7mm mag at 3067 fps. I restricted it to shots over 300yds on deer (not many elk in NZ) and all were one shot kill, most DRT. Longest shots 638 & 639 yds.
It is an excellent long range bullet, but I wouldn't use it on close shots for some of the reasons already stated, I use 160 accubond for the close stuff.

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