Originally Posted by rscott5028
Have a look at the .277 165gr Matrix.
Also, Berger is coming out with a new .277 that'll have a better BC.
Richard, appreciate the info. I'm already into the 165 Matrix Hunting VLD, see my link. I think I have some useable Elk loads worked up for that bullet.
Load work for Ruger 270 Win, for Elk
But getting back to this post I guess I was looking for someone to agree that the present 140gn 277 VLD might be a better choice and have better BC. I guess you kinda said that in a round about way though.
I haven't fired off but a few SST's and never hunted with them but in reading articles by folks like Chuck Hawks they don't appear to be the bullet of choice for heavier game.
Also Biggreen, did you have any trouble getting the SST's to group well? I know the bergers I have shot will fly well but generally not till you figure out how far to set them from the lands.