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Old 11-17-2010, 02:59 PM
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Hornady 6.5 SST...

Does anyone load this bullet, 129 gr., in your 6.5? Are you satisfied with accuracy and terminal performance? What 6.5 do you load this bullet for? MTG
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:55 PM
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

I load them in 6.5X55 6.5 rem mag and 264 mag they are very accurate in all my rifles but have not downed any animals with them yet.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:05 AM
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

My nephew killed two whitetails this past weekend at 290 and 337 yards. both with 130grain Hornady SST in his 270. Bullet performance was perfect.
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

Go forth and slay stuff, they work. I load them in 6.5x284, sometimes in 6.5x47 and plan on trying them in my 6.5-300WSM. Last year a buddy borrowed my 6.5x284 for most of the season. He killed 5 deer with the sst all DRT or within 40 yards.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:43 PM
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

Here is my testimony to how accurate the SST's are.
How do you measure this one?
This Boyd's stock is a drop in fit, it has not been piller bedded
or glass bedded and shoots this good.




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Old 11-19-2010, 06:44 PM
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

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How do you measure this one?


Realize you're being sarcastic, but you measure it outside-to-outside, then subtract .284 (7mm)
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:59 AM
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Re: Hornady 6.5 SST...

Though I can't vouch for the 129grn 6.5 SST, the 140grn shoots sub 1/2MOA from my 6.5x55 Swede and kill effectively. 2 Mulies fell to this rifle this fall at 252 and 148 yards. I chose the bullet after witnessing a friend down a big Mulie buck at 75 yards with a .308 and 165grn SST, busted both shoulders and found the bullet in a perfect mushroom just under the hide on the far side. That bullet retained 70% of its original weight. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot an elk with my Swede load. I think the SST is a winner, equal or damn near bc to the Amax and Interbond only cheaper to shoot.
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