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Hornady SST on whitetail

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Unread 02-11-2010, 06:51 AM
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Re: Hornady SST on whitetail


I use a 180 grain SST With a muzzle velocity of 3025 fps from my model 12 savage. I have taken about 10 deer with this combo. The most devastating was a buck @125yards. The bullet hit the onside shoulder, Then the rib cage, and imbedded on the offside ribcage. The lungs and heart were turned to pudding. Excellent bullet for medium size game, but would not use it personally for large game.
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Unread 02-11-2010, 10:08 AM
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Re: Hornady SST on whitetail

The deer I shot was headed toward me but his head was turned 90 degrees to his left somewhere between 50 and 75 yards away.
The 30 Caliber 150 grain SST bullet hit just left of his right leg which was a little far back at very close to 3000 fps.
The bullet centered a rib, continued through one lung, liver, stomach, intestines, and exited through the ham. Actually the jacket was recover inside the hide next to the ham but the core exited.

I decided to switch to the 150 grain Accubond and have yet to recover a bullet or jacket from any animal.


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Unread 02-11-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: Hornady SST on whitetail

Originally Posted by bcwhit View Post
The 260 i used the 129 gr it worked most excellent complete penetration on all animals shot with this bullet,from 70-200 yards.
THAT'S WHAT I"M TALKING ABOUT....Great info guys....Thanks!
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