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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hornady A-max vs Sierra Match King

For 200 yards reduced XTC matches are the Hornady A-max bullets good performers compared to Sierra Match Kings? I normally use 155 gr SMK Palma's but my local Cabela's has the A-Max in 155 gr for $20 less per 500.

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Old March 19th, 2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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That is one of those things where you will get 1000 opinions, The only sure way is to load some of each up and shoot them..Your rifle will let you know what it likes.. Good luck to you

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Old March 19th, 2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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... your experience my be different, but that is one bullet I cannot get to shoot well in any of my rifles, M1 or M1A. (I have had great luck with their 168 Amax.)

If cost is an issue, and you are planning on sticking with 155's, I would keep a close watch on Shooters Pro Shop and try to catch some Noslers at a discounted overrun price.

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I have had great results with Hornady A-MAX & Z-MAX 168 grain commercial ammunition on 100-750 yards targets with my NM M1A over the years.



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I loved my 155gr Amax's but have decided to stick with loading 168 Amax's and Sierra 175's with one powder measure setting...

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I have great luck with the 168 grain A-Max and use it for both 308 and 30-06.

I'm probably going to try 155s for a new 03-A3 load to lower POI.


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