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Old 10-06-2006, 05:19 PM
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Hornady SST for elk

My 300 win mag is not going to be ready for elk hunting this year. My only other option is shooting my 308 win. I have been shooting hornady 165 gr sst's for rock chucks and coyotes. muzzle velocity is 2450 fps. Have any of you shot any elk or large game with this bullet near these velocities?
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:59 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

Why not exchange the SST for the Interbond? I think the SST is great for deer, but if you might hit an elks shoulder I think the Interbond will hold up better.

No experience with elk, but I like penetration.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:44 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

exchange the sst for the interbond...no brainer!
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:51 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

I am not planing on doing any other big game hunting with this rifle otherwise I would probable load up something more sturdy. Just trying to save some money and use rounds I already have. I had actually just decided to switch back to 125 gr speer TNT hp for small game. I have had good results with the TNT's on varmints and kick is much lighter.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:16 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

just shoot it in the middle of the ribs and gut the thing out!
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:25 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

Last year I used a 150 grain SST (factory load) on an elk with my 308. It died within 75 yards of where I first hit it. The shot was only at about 100 yards with a running elk. To be honest I wasn't very sure how the SST would work on elk but it was what shot well in the gun.
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:41 PM
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This is a crazy post............

the sst is a super explosive bullet and that is an understatement! A Box of interbonds are $35 max. If you can't afford a box of interbonds, you can't afford to go elk hunting! A 150g SST blew up on the rib of a 120lb white tail deer for me and did not penetrate to the opposite side of the deer! Hello!
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