Hornady A-Max Accuarcy

JW74

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Has anyone else found that the "Hornady A-Max Match" factory ammo produces great accuracy? I have fired it both from my Remington 700 VS .308 as well as my bone stock Savage 11 LRP 6.5 Creedmoor and both are sub 1/2" to sub 3/4" @ 100 yards.

The first target is with 155gr A-max in my .308, the second is 168gr A-max in .308 and the third target is a 140gr A-max out of my 6.5 Creedmoor.

The 168gr in my .308 was also rock solid last weekend on a 16' x 27" steel silhouette @ 1020 yards.

I have started working up some handloads with the A-max as well just for fun to see if I can duplicate or improve upon the accuracy of the factory A-max loads. Curious if others are seeing the same results?
 

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Spedray

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Shooting the 120 @ 140 a max in 6.5 creedmoor. Both under 1" @ 100 yards shooting off the hood of my truck. Should shot much better with a rest. Can't complain for factory ammo.
 

OLI62

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I've had equally great results with the factory Match 168 gr. Amax out of my .308. This stuff just plain shoots great out of my rifle.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any for sale anywhere for awhile now.
 

JW74

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That's awesome! Sounds like the A-max is a shooter for everyone. I'm looking forward to working up some 178 gr loads with the A-max for my .308 as well as experimenting with the 140 gr with my 6.5 Creedmoor.
 

gohring3006

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I reload the 178 in my '06 and as i have a few other bullets that shoot sub moa. If i want to feel better about myself. I get my 178grn amax load out and put three **** near in one hole at 100 and under a inch at 250. That brings out alot of confidence out of a man. Lol.
 

JW74

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Since we are on the topic of Hornady, has anyone had any luck duplicating with handloads the performance of the 308 Win 178 gr BTHP Superformance Match? I hear that there are no pressure issues? I have some coming and am going to try them out next week in my Rem 700.
 
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