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Old 01-01-2013, 2:31 PM
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Default 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.



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"




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.

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Old 01-01-2013, 2:42 PM
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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.
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I love AMAX with BL(C)-2 very accurate.
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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.
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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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