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#5445854 - 11/27/14 09:53 AM .308 hornady A-Max
USMC89 Offline
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Registered: 05/13/14
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Anybody shoot them for deer?

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#5445945 - 11/27/14 10:44 AM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Not that one but shoot Deer with other A-Maxes and they have worked well.

There is an thread from last year about hunting with A-Max bullets with quite a few reporting good results
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#5445989 - 11/27/14 11:06 AM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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6 pages from the past on hunting with A-Max bullets for your reading pleasure

http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3840357/1
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#5446095 - 11/27/14 12:52 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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#5446099 - 11/27/14 12:56 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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Yup. Love A-maxes on the range and for hunting.
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#5451338 - 12/01/14 11:15 AM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
Gemlin Offline
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Ive killed a lot of deer with 168gr A-Max in .308

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#5452471 - 12/01/14 06:17 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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Why they not advertise amax as a hunting bullet?

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#5452521 - 12/01/14 06:35 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
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I love the 178 AMAX out of a 308

Long range, target, hunting..
it just works..

A lighter AMAX out of a fast cartridge hitting bone at close range is less than ideal for deer and hogs.

The 155g AMAX out of a 308 makes stuff really dead but creates a mess.
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#5453264 - 12/02/14 07:00 AM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
Why they not advertise amax as a hunting bullet?


They used to but stopped a few years back. I've gotten conflicting replies when I inquired as well. One said that they were worried about people not having discretion in use and that it is just a cup and core bullet but works well if not pushed to hard. Another guy told me that they never ever said it was acceptable for hunting but never responded back when I inquired about it being in the manuals.
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#5453844 - 12/02/14 11:18 AM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: Cleric]
Gemlin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
Why they not advertise amax as a hunting bullet?


They do, in their reloading manual.

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#5458189 - 12/04/14 04:23 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
hermano W Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
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I use the .308 168gr amax on deer and they have performed well.

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#5460616 - 12/05/14 09:47 PM Re: .308 hornady A-Max [Re: USMC89]
OkieDokie Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: southern OK
^^^^^^^ This .
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