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    Hornady A-Max

    Doesn't anyone have any experiences, good or bad using the Hornady A-max for hunting deer size game?

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    208 AMAX .300 win mag / 318 yards / 148lb. whitetail doe / dead in her tracks!

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Bounces right off those thin skinned, medium sized animals.

    Actually its fine. There are better hunting bullets if you are on an expensive hunting expetition, but for most hunting applications for deer sized game, it will do fine.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I have used 168 and 178 amax on several deer out of a 308 and they always drop in their tracks.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    hide member diesel geek shot a kansas buck with a 140 amax from a creedmore and it smoked him

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    75 gr .224 Amax at 200 yards and 162 gr 7mm Amax at 500 yards work fine here.
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Look back at some of my posts on the bullet and the posted results.

    They don't bounce off...
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    178 AMax


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    105 Amax, 6mm Crusader... 13 year old son.

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    "Did I get him?" [img]<>/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I have mixed reviews. Results on a well placed shot i have no bad input, however on a not so well placed shot I have had less than stellar results. 7mm Rem Mag shooting 162 Amax, running deer I would call it a little far back, some call it the ass. Took two days and several miles to get a second shot in him and it was still running pretty dang good. After cutting him up the penetration was through the meat of the thigh but it did not break the leg bone.
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Kilt three does this season between 550-600 with a 162 Amax from my 7Wizzer. 2940fps MV. Two passed thru, one recovered. These were all big (130 lb+ dressed) does...

    entrance of #1 (the other two entrance wounds are indentical)

    bullet found (beneath the hide on offside)


    exit #2 (broadside in/out)



    exit #3 (quartering away, behind the shoulder impact)

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    208gr amax 308 at 90 yds. whitetail doe. dropped like a toilet seat.



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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    They kill, I have put them down with the 168, 178, and 162's. All dead in their tracks.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    All shot with the 105 gr A-Max out of a .243 Win. @ 2775 fps. In my experience, they flat out work. As stated earlier, it may not be the best bullet for an ass shot. Although I don't have a picture of it here, I took another hog with a heart/lung shot at ~75 yds, and the A-Max punched through her grizzle shield without a problem but didn't exit. She only made it 25-30 yards.



















    Same hog in previous picture showing exit wound.



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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Nice head shots.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    they work fine .............

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: boudin
    All shot with the 105 gr A-Max out of a .243 Win. @ 2775 fps. In my experience, they flat out work. As stated earlier, it may not be the best bullet for an ass shot. Although I don't have a picture of it here, I took another hog with a heart/lung shot at ~75 yds, and the A-Max punched through her grizzle shield without a problem but didn't exit. She only made it 25-30 yards.



















    Same hog in previous picture showing exit wound.




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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: Sendero_man
    105 Amax, 6mm Crusader... 13 year old son.



    Can't wait for my boy to do that someday in the future. Nice shot Tyler!
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    They work as advertised. Dropped several deer this year. 150 gr out of a .308. You wont be disappointed

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Thanks for the input. The reason why I was asking is I have read great reviews about the accuracy of a 168 grain A-max in .308 and would like to shoot them next year.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I love all the headshot pics thats awesome!

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    used a 178 amax out o my 308 to a cow elk last season at 169 ranged yards and ill be damn it didnt bounce of her.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    168gr amax worked flawless for me from 100 to 625yd on white tail deer.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: arkansashntr
    They work as advertised.


    Funny you say this, because Hornady does not reccomend them for hunting. They obviously work, just repeating whats on their website.
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I've had nothing but good results as well. 308 168 grain for me.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I have used 7mm 162 grain A-max with great success. Hornady makes a great product.
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    .308 Win. 178 A-Max

    Don't know what he weighed but he dropped in his tracks. There was no exit wound.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Wow awesome info and pics! For you guys that reload did you notice a difference in COAL using the AMAX'S with the new AMP jackets?

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    No pics, but I've drilled a number of animals up to whitetail sized game and never had one not drop dead within a couple seconds. They work great.

    Longest engagement was a 360yd cross-lung and heart this year from a 140 out my 6.5CM.

    Shortest was a <25yd shot on a buck with a 178 Amax stuffed in a 30-06. The bullet exitied and made a HUGE mess on the way through.
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    We've shot a couple hundred whitetails and muley's with the 6mm 105gr, 6.5mm 123 and 140gr, 7mm 162gr, and the 30cal 155, 168, 178 and 208gr Amax's. By far my favorite bullet for dealing death to deer sized game.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I have never used the A-max bullet, but I have used about every other bullet from Hornady. All have worked great and grouped well out of my rifles. My new 6mm Build, I will be using 105gr A-max's for Deer. Especially after seeing all the successful kills on here.
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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    The 178gr a-max kills deer fine (I'd go to a more reliably expanding bullet for anything larger, though) and shoots as well for me as SMKs.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: popapi
    Wow awesome info and pics! For you guys that reload did you notice a difference in COAL using the AMAX'S with the new AMP jackets?


    Yes, I have. I don't remember the exact difference in length, but it was something along the order of .005".

    I also like using 168 A-Maxs on Speed Goats, Whitetails, and Muleys.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Has anyone used the AMP jacketed ones on game yet? Any comparisons in regard to the old ones in terminal performance? I've still got hundreds loaded for hunting, but curious on the new ones.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: Vereor
    Has anyone used the AMP jacketed ones on game yet? Any comparisons in regard to the old ones in terminal performance? I've still got hundreds loaded for hunting, but curious on the new ones.

    Most of the deer and hogs in the pictures I posted were taken with the newer 105's with AMP jackets and a couple were with the older 105's, though I don't know which. I really can't say if there was much of a difference in performance. I only took one doe with a heart shot last season, which I know was with an AMP-jacketed 105. The shot was broadside at 220 yds, clean pass though and good expansion, with about a 1.5-2" exit wound. She ran maybe 30 yards.

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: Skg_Mre_Lght
    Originally Posted By: popapi
    Wow awesome info and pics! For you guys that reload did you notice a difference in COAL using the AMAX'S with the new AMP jackets?


    Yes, I have. I don't remember the exact difference in length, but it was something along the order of .005".

    I also like using 168 A-Maxs on Speed Goats, Whitetails, and Muleys.
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    I thought I had posted this here already but apparently I didn't. This is a 75 Amax fired from CBM#2 at a doe from 330 ish yards, went most of the way through, but turned and stopped inside the rib cage. She stumbled for a few yards then went down.


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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    Originally Posted By: boudin
    All shot with the 105 gr A-Max out of a .243 Win. @ 2775 fps. In my experience, they flat out work. As stated earlier, it may not be the best bullet for an ass shot. Although I don't have a picture of it here, I took another hog with a heart/lung shot at ~75 yds, and the A-Max punched through her grizzle shield without a problem but didn't exit. She only made it 25-30 yards.




















    Same hog in previous picture showing exit wound.




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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    I just had a 300 wsm built and chambered for the 208 amax. I plan to try it on elk this fall. Anyone used that bullet on elk?

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    140 grain amax out of a .260 drops em dead

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    Re: Hornady A-Max

    75 amax at 3050 from a 22" 223ai is very deadly to all game...hogs hate it as much as deer.