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CobraRed 01-01-2013 2:31 PM

168 Amax treating me well
 
I've used probably 80% Amax and 20% Sierra HPBT the last 400 rounds on my new barrel and I'm grown quite fond of the Amax.

I finally did a powder spread around 600 yards since I'm decided on keeping with the Amax and wanted to see where my rifle's powder load sweet spot was. To my suprise it was a little less than I was loading at since I had always had luck with Varget loads being close to max levels.

http://img8.uploadhouse.com/fileuplo...c7ce7d1d90.jpg

So went from loading 45.6gn of Varget to 44.85, and couldn't be happier.

My recent awesome (read: lucky) grouping was a three shot at just under 600 yards that's around 3/4"

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuplo...db6f79f6cd.jpg


In summary, Amax gets my seal of approval. If the next time I buy bullets 168 isn't on sale I'ma try the 178 Amax, although Im not in a hurry w/ 1:11 twist.

http://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuplo...c1d99d6f38.jpg

Bill Steele 01-01-2013 2:42 PM

My Rem 700 really likes 168gr Amax's with it 26" Varmit contour barrel. It also likes max Varget and IMR 4064 loads, with these bullets. I have tried the 178gr Amaxs and HPBT match, but cannot quite get to my .2 MOA standard the 168gr will deliver when I am doing my part.

EL_NinO619 01-01-2013 2:55 PM

I love AMAX with BL(C)-2 very accurate.

bcrich 01-01-2013 7:01 PM

My AR308 is most accurate with 168g amax's and 41.5g of IMR4895 however I can't get the 178g amax to shoot even with the 10 twist barrel.

bitethebullet 01-01-2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcrich (Post 10082793)
My AR308 is most accurate with 168g amax's and 41.5g of IMR4895 however I can't get the 178g amax to shoot even with the 10 twist barrel.

Ditto^^^


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