208 Amax penetration

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ZSteinle, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Any experience with the 208 on penetration tests?
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I heard they might blow up at close range on deer and the like, so I lined up 4 milk jugs and shot them at point blank range. Estimated impact velocity was 3000 fps. It sliced through the jugs leaving no fragments.
     

  3. X-man

    X-man Well-Known Member

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    How was expansion?
     
  4. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

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    only thing ive recovered some parts of bullet from is a clay termite hill i shot @ 300m from a 300WM @ 2900fps... the jacket was all i found, peeled right back to the base, looked like it had splattered all over the place... theyre a pretty fragile bullet i believe...
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've had impact velocities on whitetails that exceeded 3,000 ft/sec with the 162 A-Max. Shoulder shots left deer DRT. Lung shots left silver dollar size holes and deer that never went more than 20-30 yds. I have no complaints.

    I can only assume that the 208gr A-Max would work even better.