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#6064846 - 12/03/15 02:07 PM A-Max
eneat1119 Offline
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So Chad cooked me up some nice 178gr A-Max for my Rem 700 AAC_SD 308. Work like a charm on whitetail. wink

I'm going hunting this weekend for some nice Sika stag. Will this load do the trick or should I go ahead and take some 180gr Core-lokt?
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#6064862 - 12/03/15 02:18 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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Good to hear! Here's a picture of my 178 A-max from my 308 Win BULK MATCH ammo recovered from the off side area from an elk. Shot was from 70 yards, and went a short distance.



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#6065106 - 12/03/15 04:42 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
kmon1 Offline
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The 308 is not going to be pushing that bullet fast enough to shred it, those velocities are right in a cup and core bullets wheel house. Go have fun, get your Sika and post up some pictures.
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#6066012 - 12/04/15 06:47 AM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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Good to hear! Looks like the A-Max will stay. laugh
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#6071128 - 12/07/15 12:27 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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Hey Chad. What length barrel was that fired from?
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#6073045 - 12/08/15 11:40 AM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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I don't know, but it was a common length barrel, nothing short.
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#6074207 - 12/08/15 09:50 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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I've been shooting the 168 Amax in my 18" Ruger American with excellent results on pigs. With that said, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot a deer with this round.

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#6074353 - 12/09/15 02:52 AM Re: A-Max [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I don't know, but it was a common length barrel, nothing short.

Awesome. Thanks for the info. Im thinkin of trying these out on some hogs out of my 22 inch 308.
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#6080540 - 12/12/15 07:57 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
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I shoot the 178 amax out of my 17 in 308 ... Killed 4 deer so far this year and all was left with a nasty exit
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#6081067 - 12/13/15 09:09 AM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
Gemlin Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
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I have killed a lot of deer with a 168gr .308 a-max.

For a long time, hornadys manual even listed it for thin skinned game.

I push this round at about 2600fps

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#6081971 - 12/13/15 06:27 PM Re: A-Max [Re: eneat1119]
TexFlip Offline
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I've killed four 200lb axis with 120grain A-max none took a step.
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