210 berger vld's / 208 Amax

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by DT7, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. DT7

    DT7 Well-Known Member

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    How similar are the 210 bergers and the 208 Amax bullets?

    Do any of you shoot the Amax's for target shooting and then switch to bergers for hunting?

    Are you able to load to the same charge and seating depth for each bullet?

    Are they close enough to use data gathered from the Amax with any reliability on the bergers?
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I have used the 208 Amax on big game up to caribou with good success. Took a deer a little over 1000 yards this year and an antelope a little under a 1000. It shoots very well in my 300 RUM.
     

  3. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    If there is any extra run out in the a-max tips they will start to wobble as they slow down, so they actually make a better hunting bullet for extreme ranges because the jacket is thinner, plus the polymer tip will aid them in opening as low as 1000-1200fps, but they don't usually put up 1k groups as tight as bergers. Bergers are good hunting bullets though, they just need more velocity to reliably open. Data will not be much different, the bergers are a 15 cal secant and I personally do not like to jump them at all, but the a-maxs have a tangent ogive and are more forgiving when there jumped. Good luck.
     
  4. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    backwoods,
    A-max bullets are secant ogive, not tangent.

    James
     
  5. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Well hornady list them that way, but a-maxs look like a 200grn accubond with a longer boattail, not really close to the bergers.