It was always my understanding that a max were not allowed for use on deer as they were not designed as a hunting round.
in the current issue of shooting sports (June pages 88-89) there is a story about a hunters long shot on a deer, his load being amax. I wrote an email to the editor for clarification but just received a reply to the effect that he would check with the bullet manufacturer and get back to me. He hasn't replied so I thought I'd ask here..........
all the best,
ps, I don't use them myself