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Unread 08-29-2006, 08:25 PM
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Hornady SST

I Have a Tika .270 WSM & would like to ask what kind of experience anyone has had with the Hornady SST Bullets. I'm hunting whitetail in South Texas. Shots can range down the senderos 50 to 1000yds.. I'm only comfortable to about 400yds though. Thanks for any feedback. The bullets seem to be very accurate & I know that accuracy kills, but what kind of performace do they have on shoulder shots or even on hogs? Shooting the 130's.....

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Unread 08-29-2006, 10:56 PM
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Re: Hornady SST

I have reloaded for a friends 270 winchester for several years and the sst bullets have done very well on white tails. I would say out to 400 yards they are a very good bullet. On target performance is very similar to the 130 ballistic tip. I myself have not used the 270 sst but have shot allot of 165 and 180 grain 30 cal and they performed very well. Not to hard of a bullet and not to soft.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 12:39 AM
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I shot two deer with 7mm SST's last year. The buck was 200+ and I shot him at 485 yards. I posted it on here around December. It entered behind his left shoulder and exited behind his rib cage (he was quartering towards me). The entrance hole was a pin hole and the exit was about the size of a fifty cent peice. Everything in between was liquid. They shoot really good too.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 01:46 AM
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Re: Hornady SST

I have no experience with your hogs but I think the sst may be a little too fragile for hogs, especially for close shots.

Ive shot the 154 sst on a 7rm, very accurate and works well in small game.

Id say terminal ballistics are similar to a BT; the sst may be a bit tougher.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 11:01 AM
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Re: Hornady SST

The SST should work fine for you on deer. Hogs, I think you'd be better off with a tougher bullet for close shots incase bone was encountered, however if was 200yards plus, I would think they should work just fine. These SST's can be a bit explosive at close range. I can assure you the SST IS NOT any stronger then the Ballistic Tip. Out of several calibers/bullets shot into wet newspaper, the SST's always lost there inner lead core and you were left with a little cup jacket. I have loaded 140g and 150g SST's in my 270. The 140's were quick to shoot, the 150g's took me forever to find a load. After a while, both bullets will shoot .5" at 100 yards. I'm actually trying to sell my 270 right now so I probly wont have any field results [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-30-2006, 02:05 PM
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Re: Hornady SST

I use my SST's in the 308 Win for deer hunting in Scotland.
Excelent accuracy and they perform well by giving away their energy into the game.
Not realy suitable for foxes as they split them into 2 parts.

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Unread 08-30-2006, 02:21 PM
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Re: Hornady SST

Give the 150gr SST at try. They will perform better up close and further out. I used them in a 270 at 2900fps and hammered a big 4X4 mulie at 100yds. exit wound was almost 3" X 3". A blood trail a blind man could find.

I have used a variety of these bullets in various calibres and they have always performed. Just don't hit bone over 3000fps and you will be fine.

I doubt a hog in the boiler room will give it much grief.

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