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Old 12-04-2006, 07:38 PM
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hornady sst bullets

was in the gun shop today, and was looking at different bullets.
opened a box of .30 cal 180 gr. sst's, and boy they sure look sweet, but anyone ever shot them ?
are they accurate, and most of all, how do they perform on game at lr ?
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:38 PM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

Think of them as "twins" with the ballistic tip....but they have a cannelure and made by another company. Re long range performance......both bullets are nothing more than a hollow point covered by a plastic tip that accelerates the expansion process. Expect generous holes even at slow speed. Some people like this....others don't.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:43 PM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

i figured they were just like a bt, but some bullets shoot great, and other's are just so-so...
i was hoping someone could tell me if they shot worth a darn.

i am hoping, since i have no experience with bt's on game, that i could get some insight as to how they perform on game at ranges from say 400 yards to 800 yards..

suitable for elk ?
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:43 AM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

I have been loading them for a 300 Hart (weatherby imp) that is an awesome LR deer stopper.

We have been using the 180s and at a mild 3200 (the hart can go to 3400) and it will really hammer deer LR.

Longest so far is little over 800 and they normally just fold up or take a step or two.

Accuracy has been in the .2-.3 range at 100 and around 1-1.5 at 300 shooting off the Buds bag.

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Old 12-05-2006, 07:31 AM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

I was gettin so so groups in my 6.5x 284 with them. farthest kill was on coyotes at around 2-250yrds. I have a friend which primarily uses these with great sucess
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:26 AM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

This has been the most accurate bullet out of my Browning A-Bolt 300 Winchester. I have used the 165 gr. with groups around .150 at 100 yds. I seat them .010 from the lands, too long for the magazine so it is a single shot. I shot an antelope at 483 yds. with this bullet. Bullet performance is like a Ballistic Tip.

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Old 12-05-2006, 11:32 AM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

My dad bought some 180g SST's for his Ruger 300 Win Mag. They didn't shoot for crap honestly. I tried couple different powders and nothing worked. I also tried a couple loads with them out of my 300 RUM and they to did not group worth crap. I would expect performance to be pretty much like the Btip. I think they are suitable for elk if the range is around 200 yards and out. I load for several different guys in my elk camp with there 300 WM's. I load them all 180g btips w/RL-22 at around 3100fps, and they/we have been having great success on spike elk the last couple years. 2 years ago, a guy took a decent 5x5 at 750 yards with the 180g BT. Performance was as good as any.
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