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#6474879 - 09/30/16 10:45 AM Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets?
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Registered: 08/18/12
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I've been exclusively shooting and hunting with 120 grain Hornady A-max in my 6.5 Creedmoor. I've tried other bullets and grains but have gotten the best accuracy from the 120s. I have only had 2 animals move after being shot with the A-max. One was a doe that was about 70 yards and she ran 50 or so yards with a fist sized hole in her chest. The other was a hog that I hit a little far back at 140 yards on the run and he made it 15 yards before he bled out from his femoral artery.

I know it isn't a "hunting" bullet but it keeps killing animals for me.


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#6474890 - 09/30/16 10:53 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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A lot of people hunt with the vld I imagine the results arnt much different
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#6474900 - 09/30/16 11:06 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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I hunted with the 168 grain Amax in my .308 for several years. I only lost one pig out of all the animals I shot.

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#6474902 - 09/30/16 11:06 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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I've killed multiple does and hogs with my 300 WM and 208 Amax. All shots within 300 yards. Nothing took a step.

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#6474909 - 09/30/16 11:09 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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Loc: McKinney, TX By God!
They're good to go. 155gr Amax is great in .308
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#6475233 - 09/30/16 04:08 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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I use AMAX in my .308 It does some damage but I've never had to track anything into the brush.

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#6475340 - 09/30/16 06:22 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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I load for both me and my brother. Last year was the first season we used them.

Both shoot 6.5 Creedmoor loaded w/ 140gr A-Max and H4350.

I love the round personally. I need to post the pic of the buck my brother shot. Large 10 point at 310 yards facing us. Honestly, during the situation, in the back of my mind I thought "I hope this bullet punches through the chest."

Bullet it square in the chest and that buck hit the dirt faster than I've ever seen. I will never doubt the bullet moving forward.
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#6475397 - 09/30/16 07:02 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
I've been exclusively shooting and hunting with 120 grain Hornady A-max in my 6.5 Creedmoor. I've tried other bullets and grains but have gotten the best accuracy from the 120s. I have only had 2 animals move after being shot with the A-max. One was a doe that was about 70 yards and she ran 50 or so yards with a fist sized hole in her chest. The other was a hog that I hit a little far back at 140 yards on the run and he made it 15 yards before he bled out from his femoral artery.

I know it isn't a "hunting" bullet but it keeps killing animals for me.



I am in the same exact boat. My creedmoore absolutely loves the 120 AMAX factory loads. I have a trip to Montana for Mule deer coming up soon and will be taking them if I can't fine tune a handload with accubonds. O
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#6475418 - 09/30/16 07:26 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Graphic pic, but this an entrance wound on a pig of shot with the 168 Amax.





Edited by bigjoe8565 (09/30/16 08:04 PM)

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#6475431 - 09/30/16 07:34 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Originally Posted By: SpoonPlatoon
I have a trip to Montana for Mule deer coming up soon and will be taking them if I can't fine tune a handload with accubonds. O


My Creedmoor loves 130 Accubonds. H4350 does a wonderful job with them. It also shoots Berger 140 VLD Hunting bullets with extreme accuracy.

I haven't shot any game with the Accubonds yet, but the VLDs are awesome.

The Creedmoor is just plain old FUN to shoot and load for.
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#6475465 - 09/30/16 08:11 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 09/29/12
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168 will turn a set of lungs into a pool of blood. Don't know that I'd try a shoulder shot with a lighter, faster bullet.

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#6475657 - 10/01/16 04:13 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
Chuckw Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 154
I like the amax for deer and pigs. Shooting the scenar now and hoping for good results with it as well.

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#6475794 - 10/01/16 09:01 AM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
Jgraider Offline
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Registered: 06/13/15
Posts: 553
Loc: West Texas
Here's my one and only deer kill with a 7mm 168g VLD H bullet, 3017 fps at the muzzle. Deer shot at app 100 yds.

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#6476601 - 10/01/16 10:25 PM Re: Anyone Else Hunt with A-max Bullets? [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 896
Loc: San Angelo
I shot quite a few deer with a 208amax in 308 but I'm using 6.5 creed and sst's now. It performs much the same but I haven't had anything move after being hit with the SST. . One 208 Amax hit was a little questionable as to bullet performance but the deer did die. Just didn't penetrate much past the ribs and the deer was only 60 yds out. The ones I shot at 2-300 yds were sure enough drt hits with jelly organs but the one that was close just blew up at the rib bones.

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