162 Amax vs 162 SST

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Iron Worker, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Shooting a 7mm WSM Hornady has suspended making the 162 gr A-Max with a BC of .625 . They continue making the 162 SST with a BC of .550..... Is the balance of .75 of any significance ? Shooting out to 600 yds ?
     
  2. minute of elk

    minute of elk Well-Known Member

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    Personally I'd look at the berger 168 classic hunters (bc .604) before sst's. They have a real similar poi as the amax at most ranges.
     

  3. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Are they less seating depth sensitive than the VLDs like the Hybrids ? How about the 180 gr SMK ?
     
  4. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Put a post up on several different site asking to purchase 162 Amax's and I bet you find some or get pointed toward some place that has them. I bought some 140 Amax's from Butch's reloading recently and they had 162's then.
     
  5. minute of elk

    minute of elk Well-Known Member

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    The classic hunters are a hybrid ogive & in the 2 guns (7x57 imp & 7zig) that I've seen testing on they seem to be fexible as far as seating depth goes.