.277cal Hornady A-MAX

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  1. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    I would really like to see Hornady bring out an A-MAX for the .277 diameter in a couple of different bullet weights. These would be great in everything from the traditional .270 WIN to the new wildcat .270s. Every caliber from .224 to .338 has an A-MAX available besides the .270 daimeter, and I would like to see that change. Just want to see if anybody else would be interested in seeing A-MAXs for the .270cal, thanks.
     
  2. ShowMeShooter

    ShowMeShooter Well-Known Member

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    I like them in my .223rem, I can only dream about them in my .270win. I'd love to see Hornady come to the plate with a new offering. Maybe the 6.8 black rifle popularity will build a fire under their rear-end.
     

  3. Jud96

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    +1 everyone loves these bullets! I can't wait to try the 208gr A-MAXs in my .308 Norma and look forward to try the 105 grainers in my .243 Winchester. If they would just bring out an A-MAX in the 140ish weight for the .270 I'd be pumped! A heavier A-MAX in the 155-168gr range would be sweet for those big .270cal magnums. The BCs are great on these bullets and I would estimate a .277cal 140gr A-MAX would be around .525 G1 BC and the 160ish A-MAX to be .650 or better. I currently use a 140 SST in my .270 WIN but would switch to that 140gr A-MAX in a heart beat! I would also consider building a wildcat .270 Magnum to shoot the heavy A-MAXs in.
     
  4. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone one else besides ShowMeShooter and me interested in seeing a .270cal A-MAX?
     
  5. ShowMeShooter

    ShowMeShooter Well-Known Member

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    guess not....oh well I'll just keep shoot SMK
     
  6. cowboyarcher

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    I'd be interested, but Matrix Ballistics has some 165's and 175's that would be hard to compete with.
     
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    I understand what you're saying. I believe though if Hornady introduced these they'd take over. A-MAXs are already really affordable and have an amazing reputation. The A-MAXs are also manufactured on a larger scale and more widely available through stores and not just from the manufacturer like Matrix bullets are.
     
  8. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I am not trying to be smart, but please show us where to get Amax's right now? Hornady has slowed or stopped production of most of them for the time being. I just ordered and received 200 of the 175's from Matrix in less than 2 weeks, from Canada. The Amax should be cheaper though, for sure.

    I don't mean to get of topic, I too think an Amax in the .277 caliber would be a great addition to the market. As more and more high BC bullets are developed for it, I think we will just see more and more 270's used.
     
  9. Jud96

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    I'm just saying my local sporting goods stores have A-MAXs in every caliber and almost every weight that's available for most given calibers.
     
  10. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    I would love some .277 A-MAX.gun)
     
  11. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Heck ya!
     
  12. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    We got .338 A-Max.

    Some of us want .375 and or .277 A-Max.

    I hope Hornady responds.
     
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    I sent Hornady a product request for these bullets nearly two weeks ago and have yet to hear from them. I believe these would be a hit for the new .270 wildcats and old tried and true cartridge ls.
     
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    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else like the idea of the A-MAX for the .270s?