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Hornady SST for elk

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Unread 10-07-2006, 11:45 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

If I was out of every other option I would say that bullet WILL work for behind the shoulder shot. It wouldn't be my choice....and interlock is the same bullet with a lead tip and it would certainly be up to the task at that speed. Those plastic tips just don't belong on a non bonded big game bullet IMHO.
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Unread 10-08-2006, 01:32 AM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

Land , I would suggest you pull the sst´s out and put an acubond/interbond....you´ll have to spend some bucks in the new bullets but you´ll decrease your chances of leaving an injured elk out there...unless you can be 100% sure you will not hit any bones and get a broadside shot on your elk.
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Unread 10-08-2006, 05:14 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

I shot an over 1500# bull moose with a muzzle velocity of 2400 FPS. The differance here is bullet construction. I was using X bullets. They did fine. Just think about a meatier bullet and dont worry so much about the velocity.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 10-10-2006, 04:30 PM
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Re: Hornady SST for elk

By one box of light mags or high energy. They should be less than $30 a box. Use about 10 or less to sight in. You will have a 30-06, velocity wise, and $5 worth of brass. Even if they shoot 2.5" groups, that's still less than 4" from point of aim at 300yds. 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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