30 cal 178 a-max,how do they work on deer at 700 yards?

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  1. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    i bought a box of 178 a-max to try in my 30-06.i have personaly seen the performance of smk's at LR.just wondering how a-max's do at LR.thanks fellas /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    I have seen several deer dropped cleanly with both 168 and 155 A-Max bullets, never used the 178's yet. A-Max have been excellent performers for us at a wide variety of distances. I made one head-on shot with an A-Max at just over 500 yards that resulted in very deep penetration (opposite hip) and he died in his tracks. This was with my .308 Win.
     

  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I used a 162gr A-Max in the 7mm to take a pronghorn at 465yds. The terminal performance was substantial. Bullet was not recovered.
     
  4. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    I dropped a buck this fall with a 168gr A-max. It was around 465 yards. The bullet hit the right front shoulder joint and went through the lung, took the top of the heart off and stopped in the other lung. He took about 5 steps and dropped. These are leaving my barrel around 3400fps.
     
  5. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    This one was shot at 720yds with a 300WM and 178gr AMAX's


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  6. bailey1474

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    Is that a deer or a jackrabbit?!?
     
  7. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    Is that a deer or a jackrabbit?!?

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif I think its the camera angle, as it was just a little bit smaller then an average size doe around here. About 85-90lbs.
     
  8. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    And I thought the camera added 10 pounds.
     
  9. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    And I thought the camera added 10 pounds.

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