But, I do shoot the Hornady A-Max in several rifles as a match target bullet- and they can also be used as a hunting round due to their composite tips that will cause expansion.
I use A-Max bullets for Varmint shooting, and they work remarkably well.
I wouldn't use them on a bigger game animal though, there are much better bullets out there.
When I got my 1903A3, I bought a box of the cheapest .308 bullets on the shelf at Cabela's, and ended up with Hornady 180 Gr BTSPs, that shoot great through my rifle.
Definitely worth a try.