162 A-Max (7mm) & 140 A-Max (.264) for deer and or elk?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ernie, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Would either or both of these bullets be good for deer and or elk?
    MV's on the 162 would be in the 2700 fps
    and the MV on the 140 A-Max would be 2800 fps.

    Reason for slower MV's is they would be used in a specialty handgun.

    Thanks

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  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Deer yes, elk NO. The AMAX bullets are to frangiable for the big and thick elk. Consider the 162 hornaday SPBT for elk.
     

  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a good look at the 160gr Accubond for game heavier then whitetails. It proved to be very accurate in 2 of my 7mm rifles.

    For what its worth, they have been shipping the newer 140gr Accubonds too.

    Heck, I shoot groundhogs with A-Max bullets! [​IMG]

    VH
     
  4. Mysticplayer

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    Just to be sure of adequate penetration, use the SST in the same bullet weights.

    I doubt you will have any problems at those muzzle vel, BUT there are times when you need to take a "poor" angle shot.

    I hunt with the SST and have never had a problem. They are wonderfully accurate and sometimes even have a higher BC then the Amax or matchking.

    Jerry