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#6129738 - 01/10/16 09:53 PM That dang A-max just keeps killing things.
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Exit side



Entry side.



She was quartering a bit, exit side.



7mm-08, 162 gr. A-max, 2635 fps MV


stir stir stir
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#6129746 - 01/10/16 09:58 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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I've killed plenty of pigs with the 168 grain Amax. The wounds are typically nasty

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#6129906 - 01/11/16 06:38 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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All I has loaded was the Berger 130 VLD's (hunting) in the 6.5x47 when I got the call to go hunting. All deer died, but I can see from pics the AMAX probably would have been a better choice.

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#6129911 - 01/11/16 06:44 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: bobsumner]
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Not a better choice than a VLD Hunting, just another option. Those Berger's are bad medicine too.
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#6130183 - 01/11/16 09:51 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Killed 4 deer this year with A-max's in the Grendel. I got to see a fifth one from another Grendel. I'll keep using them.
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#6130186 - 01/11/16 09:52 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Any idea what they do when pushed hard? Like 3200 fps, or so.
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#6130201 - 01/11/16 10:02 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Dang, JG. You almost missed! grin
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#6130221 - 01/11/16 10:11 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Any idea what they do when pushed hard? Like 3200 fps, or so.


I run a 75 gr. A-Max exactly that speed out of a .22-250. But I only shoot prairie dogs with it. It does tend to make a very impressive exit on those little critters. I don't know of that helps you, but that's all I got for that velocity. In a larger animal, such as coyote of even whitetail does I would expect good results even running that fast.
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#6130223 - 01/11/16 10:12 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
Dang, JG. You almost missed! grin


Which one?
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#6130242 - 01/11/16 10:20 AM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Amax in 6.5CM and 308 did quite a few one shot one kill ranging from 50-300 yards on hogs before New Years. One head shot was nasty.

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#6130432 - 01/11/16 12:01 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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My son smoked a doe at 325 yards with my Creedmore and a 140 AMAX last week. She fell so fast he didn't see it and thought she ran off with the rest of them. All the way through, great wound channel.

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#6130942 - 01/11/16 04:55 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Nice chootin BRO!!!!
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#6131102 - 01/11/16 06:08 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Absolutely it does, on thin skinned game i dont hesistate usong match bullets at all. Nice shooting.
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#6131165 - 01/11/16 06:40 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Any idea what they do when pushed hard? Like 3200 fps, or so.


I run a 75 gr. A-Max exactly that speed out of a .22-250. But I only shoot prairie dogs with it. It does tend to make a very impressive exit on those little critters. I don't know of that helps you, but that's all I got for that velocity. In a larger animal, such as coyote of even whitetail does I would expect good results even running that fast.


I suspected they may be a little soft for big game at velocities like that, but I don't know. If my ELD-X bullets show up and work out, it won't really matter, but I like to have options.
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#6131227 - 01/11/16 07:03 PM Re: That dang A-max just keeps killing things. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Good shooting!

That looks a lot like the performance of a hornady SST I used on a doe this past week.


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