Heaviest iI have loaded up so far is a spotter tracer which is something like 820 grains. Those are a hoot to shoot, we need some rain so that I can go play with the 50 without worrying about fires.
I really wish the A-Max wasn't so expensive I'd love to shoot that compared to API.
There really is no comparison between surplus bullets and AMAX or any other match grade bullets. Especially if you plan on shooting to extreme ranges.
You'll find this out as you get more familiar with your rifle and start shooting at longer ranges. AP projos were considered the best to use out of all surplus rounds due to the way they were made.
You need to start reloading to get the best results, keep costs down and accuracy up. There are more choices in bullet options also, the AMAX is a good bullet but there are better. Plus your rifle might like a different type of bullet then an AMAX.
These Leigh 650 gr. solids are the closest you can get to a ball M33 projectile. They are fairly cheap as non magnetic bullets go. My M2 and BFG50 both like them.
Just a note, I started a fire with AMAX projectiles. So no projectile is totally safe, even non magnetic stuff.
I might have to try out some of these controlled fracturing bullets on the pumpkins next Halloween. I used some frangibles a few year back expecting destruction and just got clean holes. I wonder if they will stay together above sub sonic to clear the brake. http://www.lehighdefense.com/collect...g-725gr-bullet
How do they hold the bullets in place on the frangible bullets. If it's not secure it's going to cause all kinds of problems right from the start.
Guess I might have to go to their website and check them out, very interesting looking bullet.
Are they a armor piecing round ??