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Unread 12-05-2006, 08:35 PM
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Re: hornady sst bullets

I tried some SST's in my .270 and they did not group well at all, although I did not spend much time in load development. I went right back to the load I had been using for 20 years. I then tried them in my .243. They shot very accurately. I shot a deer and the bullet punched right through without any signs of expanding. I shot a small hog and the bullet came to rest against a bone, again with no expansion, and the tip only bent. Although I have heard lots of good stories about the SST, I was not impressed.
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    Unread 12-09-2006, 04:47 PM
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    Re: hornady sst bullets

    They are a great example of how guns/bullets differ. First let me say that my guns are commercial Mauser sporters, and when I get one load that works I stop looking. To me this is anything around 1.25" or better. My 308 and 30-06 both shoot 165 Partitions to this standard. The 308 shoots great.75" or so with the same load using the 165SSTs, but much bigger groups with the Ballistic tips. The 30-06 shoots the same groups, even almost to the same POI with BTs, but not as well with the SSTs. They shoot very well in both my and my friend's 7x57. I'd try them if I were you, but I think the 165 is about perfect if for deer/pigs. capt david [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    "It's not how hard you hit 'em, it's where you hit 'em." The 30-06 will, with the right bullet, successfully take any game animal in North America up to 300yds. Get closer!
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    Unread 12-11-2006, 02:58 AM
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    Re: hornady sst bullets

    Splattermatic, Long range performance is good if they group for your gun. Short range performance is explosive if you hit bone. I'm happier with the Interbonds or Accubonds. Same design bullets with the bonding safety margin for closer shots.
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    Unread 12-11-2006, 09:08 AM
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    Re: hornady sst bullets

    We have had excellent results with them out of 270win. They do not seem to blowup as bad as the Nosler BT's out of my gun. I shot an Axis doe about 85-90yds in the neck and the exit hole was about the size of a quarter, infact Mike got the shot on video. If I would have shot her with the Nosler it would have decapitated her as it has happened before on whitetails.

    We are shooting 55grs. of Hunter lit with wlr primers getting 3060 and they shoot in 1 hole at 100yds.

    Later Tim
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    Unread 12-11-2006, 01:57 PM
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    Re: hornady sst bullets

    I use hornady SST 225gr in in my weatherby 338-378 I shot 9 whitetail deer this year with them bullets drop all in there tracks but put some pretty big holes in them I shot deer from 350yards to 75yards big hole in all of them I will neck shoot them from now on with those bullets.
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