Wow, you're shooting elk with A-max's?! What kind of performance have you been getting (aside from dead critters)? What kind of impact velocities? I kinda think of the A-Max as the quintessential "don't use on elk" bullet.Haven’t been hunting elk very long , bought my 1st Rifle in 2016 a HOWA 308 with the 20" barrel and I’ve been blessed to fill all 3 tags I’ve drawn , I have used the HORNADY 168 gr A-MAX round to fill my tags
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Dad standing with my 2017 February Roosevelt cow
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nov 2017 Rosie Bull
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nov 2018 Rosie Bull
One shot kills , Roosevelt’s are 800 to 1,100 lbs , 1 elk at 50 yds and 2 others were around 280 ish , The Oregon brush is Mega thick if they go in there and it’s raining, even if it s not , Flip a coin you ever find that thing I just try to make sure they never leave the clear-cut, I don’t know anything about velocity , I’m still somewhat inexperienced in all things bullet related , I just grabbed a heavier grain for knock down power , and Hornady seems tonshoot good with my rifle, in 2017 a guy hunted with us shot a Roosevelt Bull with a 270 don’t know his bullet , damn near perfect shot , didn’t faze it , they chased that bull for over an hour and a half , I was hunting else where and came to help , I found him and put him down 100yds from escaping into a canyon, where we never would have found him , when we skinned the bull , he made a direct hit on the front shoulder socket and all it did was break the bulls leg , never passed into vitals , this bullet seems to Work for me, I’m hunting Roosevelt’s with a bow this year , might be some years before I get the 308 out to chase elk againWow, you're shooting elk with A-max's?! What kind of performance have you been getting (aside from dead critters)? What kind of impact velocities? I kinda think of the A-Max as the quintessential "don't use on elk" bullet.