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30cal 155gr A-Max Harvest information.

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by swampratt, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. swampratt

    swampratt Sharpshooter

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    Nice.
    I have thought many times while carrying my 30-06 of an improved wildcat.
    Great cases and i thought a lot of the taper could be removed improve the shoulder blow it out a bit farther in the process.
    You get a shorter neck.. but I think the 270 case is actually longer and would allow the neck to stay long. I could be wrong on that though.


    I have thought of the Gibbs
     
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    PR-6284 Sharpshooter

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    I have also used 270 and 280 brass because of the slightly longer case length - 2.540 vs. 2.494 for the '06...

    I have compared my case to the Gibbs and found 1/10th. grain capacity difference between the two...

    David
     
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    1/10th not much at all.
     
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    Both cases are pretty well maxed out!

    A 110 gr. Sierra Hollow Point will reach 4,000 fps. and will darn near rip a coyote in half!

    The 155 gr. A-MAX will easily push 3,500 fps., and the 180 gr. Ballistic Tip will do 3,100 + fps...
     
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    From your description you are getting inconsistent performance inside the target. The A-Max is a target bullet and that's probably why.

    I'd move to the SST but the Interlock and Interbond would work too. Some of the FTX bullets will even work but you need to be careful, some of them are for levergun velocities and a .30-06 or .308 will probably make them splode at the deer's hide.
     
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    I have used the interlock and they changed the profile of the 150 gr I used for many years and the new one I can't get to shoot tight groups.
    Was 3/4 MOA to 500 yards and now it is 1.25 to 1.5 MOA on good days.
    I e mailed them on the issue and they said No change they were aware of..

    Heck the ogive changed the base looked and measured different and the bullet AOL was different.
    I did get some FTX for the 30-30 recently.
    Not shot over a chrony yet but so far the 100 yard groups look promising using Leverevolution and cci 250
     
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    I shot a doe at 418 yards with a beltless 300 Weatherby Magnum, using the 155 gr. A-MAX....... And I'm wondering if we allowed to post "graphic" pictures of a deer shot with this combination. The doe was shot facing directly away from me.......and.......well.......she took a hit between the shoulders.......and....... you just need to see the see the picture to get the full visual of what that bullet will do! If Dennis will give me permission to post this picture, you can see first-hand what this little bullet will do, and then it can be deleted!
     
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    Do it!!!
     
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    Go for it! I have a pic of a coyote I gave the texas heart shot with a .22-250 at 4100 fps that I've posted on here before. Disemboweled him.
     
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