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Another Hog and another A-Max Performance Base

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    You......You guys....You killed.....mr snuffleupagus .................COOL...:tooth:

    Big Bird is next.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I heard those Amax bullets were for target shooting only. I think you should perhaps do some research.

    You've been lucky twice now.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I heard those Amax bullets were for target shooting only. I think you should perhaps do some research.

    You've been lucky twice now.

    Living dangerously.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,920 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Guess it's my rebellious tendencies to go against the norm.

    Quit picking on Norm!! He's harmless!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,093 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    With the nocturnal nature they are running, the double ain't gonna happen.
    With my shoulder's current condition, HOPE to get to attempt it some time next year. I bet their pattern changes once or twice before between now and when I get out that way again :p
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    I can't promise anything.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    With my shoulder's current condition, HOPE to get to attempt it some time next year. I bet their pattern changes once or twice before between now and when I get out that way again :p

    As one who has had shoulder surgery.............I will NOT allow you to shoot that .458 Win Mag this year after your surgery. Ain't gonna happen.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Rim PhyrRim Phyr Member Posts: 71 Member
    In this months (May '13) American Hunter magazine there is a small article about Hornady Bullets that should be interesting to you and Snake.
    I look forward to hearing the comments from both of you about the article.
    Thanks for the in depth details of the shot. Nice pictures with the tele.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Rim Phyr wrote: »
    In this months (May '13) American Hunter magazine there is a small article about Hornady Bullets that should be interesting to you and Snake.
    I look forward to hearing the comments from both of you about the article.
    Thanks for the in depth details of the shot. Nice pictures with the tele.

    The comments have to come from Snake. I don't get that magazine.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Like I told you, the A-Max is a different sort of match bullet. It's a long range match bullet. It has a THICKER jacket than normal and the reason the guy told me he wouldn't recommend it for hunting or at least general hunting is that they never did expansion tests on it. It's thicker to withstand the higher RPM of a faster twist barrel needed to stabilize long range match bullets.

    Hey, and if it works for you good.

    The hogs on my deer lease are either cold black or maybe brownish black. They're ugly.

    Maybe you're a pictures kinda guy instead of links. I'll hook ya up. Straight of the Hornady site for your viewing pleasure. Expansion/Penetration Tests and a thin jacket.

    image.jpg

    What else ya want?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    That picture is photoshopped. I can tell by the pixels and from having seen quite a few photoshops in my time.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Ha! You are determined to wear that spoon out, aren't ya?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Big Bird is next.
    You realize how dangerous he/she/it is right????.....375 Ruger at a min....404 maybe safer....never trusted that sucker....even as a kid......worse than a clown.........
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Outstanding oinker! Good report, thanks for sharing!
    I am a big fan of the SST but the AMax looks like it does the job too!
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Outstanding oinker! Good report, thanks for sharing!
    I am a big fan of the SST but the AMax looks like it does the job too!

    I currently have SST loads for my .243, .25-06, and .30-06 rifles. To date, I've only used the .25-06 load on game and it did a resounding job. Deer just went stiff legged and fell over on impact after a 100 yard lung shot.

    I have no issue with the terminal performance of the SST. Just don't like the crimp ring and feel that it hinders accuracy to a minor extent. Just enough to have a personal issue. But still, I use them.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    You realize how dangerous he/she/it is right????.....375 Ruger at a min....404 maybe safer....never trusted that sucker....even as a kid......worse than a clown.........

    I fear no bird!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,035 Senior Member
    How many hogs have to die at your hands before you realize you're hunting with an inadequate bullet?

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    How many hogs have to die at your hands before you realize you're hunting with an inadequate bullet?

    Mike

    As many as will stand in front of them.

    :-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,474 Senior Member
    I think it is high time the 168 took a break and give the 140 (6.5) and the 162 (7mm) some time:agree:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    I think it is high time the 168 took a break and give the 140 (6.5) and the 162 (7mm) some time:agree:

    Tell them to come out when the sun is still up! Then, I could test several more cartridges. But, if it's after dark............there is but one choice.

    Edit: Well, two choices.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,474 Senior Member
    I imagine if you are willing to go outside the box there is more.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    I imagine if you are willing to go outside the box there is more.

    I'm all ears.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,474 Senior Member
    LER Optics
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    LER Optics

    Won't help in the dark.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    No, my comments came from over the phone with a Hornady tech rep. That's what the guy told me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,093 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    As one who has had shoulder surgery.............I will NOT allow you to shoot that .458 Win Mag this year after your surgery. Ain't gonna happen.
    Mi hermano, I'm not sure you could FORCE me to shoot it this year, "let" ain't no where near this equation :p
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    No, my comments came from over the phone with a Hornady tech rep. That's what the guy told me.

    Ok, so?

    I have produced evidence from Hornady, to include photo evidence from their very site, that disproves and contradicts what you were told.

    Maybe that was the janitor who answered the phone as a prank when you called. Maybe the guy you spoke to was talking out his butt. Either way, the folks I've spoken to for years from Hornady and the tech who spoke with the other forum member here say something different to the man you spoke with. Then, the site is counter to your information.

    You sticking to your belief of what that guy told you like a sheep with blinders? Or, are you going to consider the mounting evidence against what you were told.

    This is a fun discussion, I've really enjoyed it. But, at some point, I'm going to question your intelligence.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    That's another nice porker! Considering the bullet path and a hog's anatomy that's some really good penetration. Looks like the bullet did a good job of shutting down the pump. Since it passed through part of the skull, I'm not all that surprised at the amount of bullet left at the place it came to rest. It went through some pretty solid bone to get there.

    Bullet needs more testing. An even hundred one shot kills would prove it's worth. :tooth:
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »

    This is a fun discussion, I've really enjoyed it. But, at some point, I'm going to question your intelligence.

    Listen, you've killed, what, two pigs and a deer? What you have here is what we lawyer types like to call anecdotal evidence.

    We've shot waaaaay more paper than you have pork. Complete pass throughs, no blood trails because there was no tracking involved, they were DRT. Oh, and no bullet separation, 99% weight retention. I think you get my point.

    /stir
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,474 Senior Member
    :rotflmao:
    Buffco wrote: »
    Listen, you've killed, what, two pigs and a deer? What you have here is what we lawyer types like to call anecdotal evidence.

    We've shot waaaaay more paper than you have pork. Complete pass throughs, no blood trails because there was no tracking involved, they were DRT. Oh, and no bullet separation, 99% weight retention. I think you get my point.

    /stir
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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