Hi guys.....A young friend of mine called and was pretty excited over killing a black bear @ 310 yards with his new .280 Sherman. He wanted to build something different and I told him to use my 6.5 Sherman reamer inside a .280 A.I. chamber which his smith did. He has a 26" Lawrence barrel on a 700 action and it shoots 1/2" or less with the A-max. He said the bear went straight down with a shot to the lungs. He said the exit hole was greater than quarter size. I told him to take some pics when he skins it out so I can post something for him. I think he's hooked........Rich p.s. I was glad to hear that there "WAS" an exit hole! I want to do some more testing with the A-max at long range.