178 Amaxes in a 300 WM?.......

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Reloader, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Reloader

    Reloader Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    257
    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Have any of you tried the 178grn .308 Amax in your 300 WM?

    How do they compare in length (baring surface) to a 180 MK. The MKs are so short I can barely get them in the case (~1/8" of the baring surface) when close to the lands. I'm seating them about 3/16" in the case and getting nice groups.

    I haven't seen the Amaxes here locally so, I'm not sure of there dimensions.

    How do you Amax shooters like their accuracy?

    Thanks,

    Reloader
     
  2. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    131
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    I'll let you know very soon...2 weeks tops.
     
  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,854
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    I have shot the 155gr Amax as well as the 105gr 6mm Amax and have had nothing but good results with them , the 105's don't care for the speed like the SMK do but they shoot little groups just as well.

    I have heard some guys say thet they are very inconsistant when measured but i haven't seen any of this yet.

    If your looking to shoot heavier bullets in your 300 why don't you give the 190gr or 220gr SMK's a try you should be able to seat them out to the lands and with the experiance I have had with them the 180gr SMK's just diden't work to well for me , the 175's have a better BC and I can shoot hem faster and the 190's have alot better BC and can shoot them almost as fast
     
  4. Reloader

    Reloader Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    257
    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    JDJones,

    I just happen to have alittle over 300 of the 180s on hand. I'm breaking in a new barrel and the 180s are shooting 1/2" and alittle better at 100 but, like I said, I'm having to seat them further from the lands than I care for.

    I have considered the 190s and it probably wont be long til' I give them a whirl. I saw the amaxes on sale the other day in one of my catalogs so, I thought about giving them a try. Just not sure how long they are (bearing surface wise) compared to the MKs.

    Thanks,

    Reloader