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Hornady SST for elk

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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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.
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 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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