Originally Posted by highcotton
I've been giving some thought to trying 140 grain Hornady SST's in my .270 WIN. Anyone have experience with these bullets? Accuracy? Terminal performance? I've been shooting mostly Nosler, both BT's and AB's. I like the performance of the AB, but have not been able to get the groups I want with them so far. Thought I might give the SST's a run, but wanted some experienced feedback first.
I would take a nosler btip over an sst any day. a buddy and I hunted pronghorn in TX in 2008. he was shooting factory sst from his 308. took 5 shots to kill his pronghorn with those sst bullets. the first one was a perfect broadside shot and the bullet exploded, ripping off the skin and muscle from the scapula with bare bone exposed and a hole big enough for 2 fists yet no internal damage whatsoever.
I will try to find pictures. My advice, stay away from SST bullets. This is based on that experience for terminal performance, and my own experience with loading them and not achieving good accuracy in 3 different 270 rifles with the 130 and 140.