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A-max for hunting?

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:52 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nebraska
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Re: A-max for hunting?

Luke, I would'nt have a problem with either gun out to 1000yds. Your 300 would be my choice for anything here in N America expecially elk, moose, or other large Game. You add a muzzle break , that would really tame it, but ear protection is a must. Thats not a problem shooting at distance, because you've usually got time to put in protection, at close range your screwed because no one wants to walk around hunting and not hearing. If funds are'nt limited you could go with a silencer, about $1000. but that also adds weight out on the end of the barrel plus the added lenght. You could add weight to the gun which helps recoil Like Bipod, Heavier stock, mercury recoil eliminator, but then you' got the added weight to lug around, in the mountains it would'nt take long for you to dislike the weight. You've got 2 excellent calibers in your guns, expecially for longrange, You've just got to decide what works best in what scenario and make it work for you. There's just no perfect gun/bullet combination for everything. In my opinion you on the right track with the Amax if they shoot that well for you, they sure make mine a tack driver!!! Wayne
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 PM
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Location: Wyoming
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Re: A-max for hunting?

Wasn't paying attention that you had already listed your guns-Sorry.
They are more than sufficient.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:16 PM
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Location: Sweet Home OR
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Re: A-max for hunting?

My rifle is a savage 7mm rem mag. I worked the load already and get 1/2 to 3/4 inch @ 200 yards. I shot a 3 string group through the chrono and got 3156,3154,and 3161 fps. I can blow up milk jugs out to 800 regularly. There has just been a few nay sayers that i have talked to about hunting with this setup. Mainly just the bullet. The local gunsmith (who does not shoot long range) thinks i should use the sst or accubond. Neither of which i have had as good of groups with.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:26 PM
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Re: A-max for hunting?

Thanks for that muleman. One thing i forgot to mention about the 300 is that it only has a 3-9x40 burris with b-plex. Works great to about 500 or so but after that i kinda lose confidence in it. I have shot it out to 1000 but only at inadement targets. the amount of kentucky windage past 500 is not the way i want to shoot at animals. My 7mm on the other hand has a good turret scope with higher power. When I fist got the 300 it was purely for "more power". Since then i have grown up some and want precision and disstance. So i started the 7mm build. Now i cant afford a new scope for a while.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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Location: pa
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Re: A-max for hunting?

got a deer at 500 yards with 7 mm stw using 162 grain A-Max and right behind right side shoulder and into left sidand lost the shoulder half of rib cage . only went about 10 yards . shooting at 3092 fps
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:59 PM
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Location: New York, NY
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Re: A-max for hunting?

They are the best. The perfect combo hunting and target bullet. I have used them from 6 mm through the 30 cal 208s and they have all been really effective from close to way out there. You will like them a lot
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
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Re: A-max for hunting?

Great game bullet. Load em and shoot em. Don't look back.
Dale Troutt

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