.30cal 178/168gr Amax for deer?

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seems i have used all my actions for bigger and better guns. now all it seem to be left with for a deer gun is my HB .308 . shots wont be taken over 400yds this year. wanted to know if i can expect good preformance out of the amax bullet on deer. thanks
 

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I have a 308 win in a Remington 700. I use a 155 grain A-max with 45 grains of Varget.

All I can say is sharpen up your gutting knife and fire up the grill!!
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thanks for the info, i guess the 168/178gr amax will preform just as good if not better than the 155gr. thanks
 

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you can probably get away with the 45 gn varget load with the 178's as well, at least 44 though--the above loads given are very mild. I would push the 168 to 2800 and the 178 to 2700. that can be done safely with a 22" tube and the right powder. Also 42 of benchmark seems alright with a 168smk and 175 berger. The amax should serve you well to 800yds.

42.5 varget with a 165, man that cant be goin too fast - 2500fps maybe?

i just like to get the most velocity out of my 308 i can, since you're starting with so little to begin with.

JMHO

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Hey deergrunt I hope you leave me a deer to shoot this year!!! Last year you shot them all!!! The ultra and 178gr Amax awaits!!!
 

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168Amax, 168VLD, and 168TTSX shoot scary close; the BCs are too close. With those three, there's nothing my little 308 can't handle.
 

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seems i have used all my actions for bigger and better guns. now all it seem to be left with for a deer gun is my HB .308 . shots wont be taken over 400yds this year. wanted to know if i can expect good preformance out of the amax bullet on deer. thanks
At those velocities you should get good expansion and weight retention.
 

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seems i have used all my actions for bigger and better guns. now all it seem to be left with for a deer gun is my HB .308 . shots wont be taken over 400yds this year. wanted to know if i can expect good preformance out of the amax bullet on deer. thanks

One shot - one kill

155gr A-Max, .308 win
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