Re: 270 w/150g ssts
Kraky- I'm not trying to sound like a know it all or anything by my post. I actually have only shot a couple SST's into wet newspaper, a 117g out of a 25-06, and a 140g out of a 270 wsm. Now the 117 lost the core and I was left with a jacket and a cup, the 140g was nicely mushroomed. If I can find the bullet, I will post it. I would think a 150g sst at 270 velocity over 300 yards would do me well. Most my animals I have shot have been 250+ bears including. I have no doubt that the jackets are thiner then the interlocks. I have never shot any game with a Hornady bullet, I'm mostly a nosler fan, with a little bit of sierra every now and then. I just like plastic tip bullets, and for some reason my rifle wont shoot nosler bullets, so I was using the gameking for a while, but my tips were smashing, plus the BC on the sst is about .75 better then the gameking. I really like btips. I think they are one of the best bullets around. From my experience, on wet newspaper, they lost there core and left with a jacket. However, many deer and elk have been shot with btips ranging from .224" 55g's to 180g btips on elk and had complete passthroughs. I've yet to find a btip. They are usually very accurate in most guns, have a high BC for hunting bullet, and are reasonably cheap bullet to practice. I figure the 150g sst would be a cheap substitute, just trying to make it work and get some field experience with the Hornady bullet at ranges of 300-700 or so.