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243 win with hornady 95gn sst

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:21 AM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

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The problem currently is that I need to have a long list of what I might take when I go to the gun shop since they may be totally out, or something random may have been delivered and stocked a few minutes before. Sure plays havoc with planning....
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

westcliff- I get very similar stats if I shoot a 85gr Barnes TSX @3400. With standard drag formula (not G7) though it only has a BC of .333. In practice load them to 3200, zero at 200, and exprience about 5.5" drop at 300 (1500'alt). If it is a calm day .3 MOA @ 300 is not uncommon.

According to other postings, a 95gr SST at these speeds would do quite number on just about any size deer though I have heard of these and even TSX being deflected by a solid shoulder bone.

I have tested the SSTs expansion by shooting through 3 successive 2"x 6" boards each seperated by a 2" airgap. Though not the same as bone, organs, and muscle, it gives an idea of expansion characteristics. The SST seems to expand rapidly, then stop expanding and continue penetration, much more so than Hdy Interlocks or Rem Corelocks.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 AM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

I tried the SST 95 in my marlin. It did NOT like the. I do however shoot the Nosler BT 95 1/2 Moa or less at 2830 fps 35 grn Varget.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:00 PM
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I tried the SST 95 in my marlin. It did NOT like the. I do however shoot the Nosler BT 95 1/2 Moa or less at 2830 fps 35 grn Varget.
That sounds like a shooter. Have you tried it on game?
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:31 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

I have not tried them on game yet. Loaded them for my wife and she was watching our 6 month old and did not hunt. I did hunt with it some just never saw anything I wanted to shoot while I had it out. Killed my deer with a bow and modded Mosin Nagant I've been joy tinkering with. My friend however worked up some loads at the same time I did and his 243 is his main deer gun. He used this load with great success on a few deer this year. Worked great on average sized deer. Didn't lose any deer and they all either dropped or made it less than 50 yards.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:45 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

Ill have to consider that
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:54 AM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

I have mine loaded at 35 grns of Varget which is the book maximum, but I have no sign of over pressure. These Nosler BTs seem really easy to load. I set mine at .01 -.02 off the LANs and did a two shot ladder test meaning two shots per grain loading. Really took me only a day to get her driving tacks. I could not get the SSTs to shoot satisfactory. Good luck.

Ps mine gun shoots best at max load. Yours may vary. My gun by the way is a marlin xs7 243 with a 22" light weight barrel.
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