Again you make this sound like qood performance.Your assumption my advocating AMax for hunting is simply yours and without merit. My reference to Premium bullets should have been a tip off...A Max are not premium bullets, my statement was an allusion to confidence of your own ability and that of your firearm before you attempt those less than ideal, whether caliber, range or size of animal in real life hunting situations with bullets designed for the task at hand. I have seen and not personally used but witnessed the devastating Meat destroying damage a Hornady AMax will due to a Wyoming antelope at 200 yds. Exit the size of a baseball, internal mush. This was with a 22 250, 75 grain bullet.
Easy solution: use more gun ;-)Try and argue that with a SA Official. Good Luck!
Noted, we are all talking about recommendations here, they have to be quite sure and certain as you cannot judge a persons capabilities.Shark-za...well when a bullet blows a baseball size hole thru a Pronghorn at 200 yds and it is DRT..tell me it was not good performance...meat damage..Yes, would I use it ...no...but the Hornady AMax has been used for deer and antelope with terminal success many times in the USA. Certainly not my choice for here or in Africa, but a very accurate bullet in many calibers and as such was used as a hunting bullet. My earlier post referring to using the AMax in a 6.5x47 L was referencing its accuracy potential in regards to confidence in one’s shooting ability and what your personal limitations should be, whether it was a 123 gr AMax, 123 gr Sierra MK, 130 gr Berger Match VLD, etc, reinforcing the ability of the shooter and the firearm to use the 6.5 for game at the upper limits of the shooters ability, and Not referencing or endorsing the use of a specific bullet designed for target use. Your dogma regarding that the A Max will not work on anything larger than a Springbok or possibly an Impala,,.... what has been your experience with A Max failures. Again I am Not advocating its use, just curious what your experience has been with the AMax. Many Deer, antelope, hogs, and other medium size game are taken here in the US with every type of bullet imaginable, including match grade HP, my choice..Not...but it happens. Sierra makes a 6 mm, 85 grain HP Game King, a tough bullet for medium size game and extreme accurate used by many in hand loaded ammo. Do not take my mention of a specific bullet as an endorsement or encouragement for its use, but when I do endorse or encourage use of a specific bullet it will be obviously plain, simple and to the point without any doubt of my intentions.