Hornady is a sponsor now. One of Aaron's tech tips is on setting up reloading dies and he is using a Hornady set up and reloading with an Amax. I think they are testing the Amax is the field to compare it to the Berger. You now have a choice in the ammo you can buy from them. Berger or Hornady. Aaron said he would release the comparison info at a later date. Should be interesting.
There's a lot more amax used on big game than most people think. If they do a review I'd bet the amax comes out with a positive review.
From a strictly marketing position I would find it hard to believe that Berger wants to send money to any entity that is promoting one of their competitors. Hornady has nothing to loose in this deal and a lot to win in that they sell way more than just bullets.
Hope they do a review - it'd be interesting but I'm not going to hold my breath.
MONEY talks and bull crappola walks !! Unfornuately thats what most of the outdoor channel shows have become and to say the least I'm very disappointed also.. I watch very few shows anymore and all this MONEY unfornuately has ruined the credibility of a lot of the shows... SAD part is I see no end in sight either... I'm down to about 7 shows these days and that's it...and to be honest I'm glad and proud of myself for limiting it to these ones only..
I shoot the 162 A-max in my 7 mag. I've killed 2 whitetails this year at 630 and 657 yds and the A-max did a great job on both. Very small exit wounds and absolute massive internal destruction. Shot them in a soybean field which was disc ed under and now a wheat field which is about 2 inches high. Going back next week and hoping to break the 1000 yds mark.
Evidently you are not self-employed. It takes a lot of money to produce a show. Therefore they will take all the sponsors they can. Just take some time and just analyze this website. Len is able to give "us" a free forum based on all the add space that he can sell. And he has the best hunting website on the market! Without all these sponsors, we would not be having this discussion.
Aaron and Mike do a lot better job than most at delivering usefull information and hunting adventures........Yes they need and have sponsers but thier show does not revolve around the sponsers.
As for the Berger/Amax debate= I start with Amaxes and unless they will not shoot stay with them for longrange work. The 338 gets Bergers as well as the 6-284 just because they get-r-done