105g A-MAX

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by basher, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. basher

    basher Member

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    Has anyone been using these.
    243AI 1-8 TWIST.
     
  2. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    No info on the A-max, but,,,,,, I'm using 107 SMK's in my 243 AI (1 in 8 twist), behind 45 gr RE 22 and BR primers. These are giving me 3200 fps.

    hope it helps you a little???
     

  3. browningvarmintwssm

    browningvarmintwssm Active Member

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    i haven't used them, mine has a 1-10 so they prolly wouldn't stablize... but from what i've heard they should do pretty good. most ppl with the 1-8 barrels really like those.
     
  4. GREYGHOSTt

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    243 win 105 amax work 4 me 1-91/4 savage retumbo
     
  5. Gary Morgan

    Gary Morgan Well-Known Member

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    105 A-Max

    I just got through shooting PDs in Texas last Monday using the 105 A-Max in my 6x284. I was disappointed that I couldn't get accuracy above 3200 FPS, but I loaded the most accurate load, 50 grains of H4831SC, at 3200. Well, I was shocked at how flat it shot and the devastating impact. I'll spare you the details, but it was like a guided missile. I didn't try anything this trip past 600 yards, but it makes a very good varmint round with extreme accuracy and no walking wounded, just what the doctor ordered.
     
  6. TMR

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    They work great in my 243AI fireform loads....I haven't tried them in the formed cases yet. I am shooting the 105gr bergers at 3320fps, so I am not sure if the a-max's will hold up in the 3 groove Lilja.
     
  7. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    8 twist

    Hi you should be using a 9 twist for the A Max in the 243Ai the same as a 6mm/284. You will probably blow some up with full power loads. They work in smaler cases in the 8 twist but at over 3200fps in the 8 twist you will juts blow jackets inside the barrel and will get lead fouling inside the bore especily with the 3 groove Lilja barrel they are fairly hard on jackets.


    Cheers Bill
     
  8. Gary Morgan

    Gary Morgan Well-Known Member

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    105 A-Max

    I have a 10-twist Hart that is shooting the 105 A-Max very well at only 3200 out of a 6x284. I haven't shot it past 600 yards yet, but out that far it is very flat shooting and deadly.