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Old 07-31-2006, 11:57 AM
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Hornady SST Bullets

I changed to Horandy SST 180 gr bullets last year for my 300 win mag, the first shot is perfect, the problem is the remaining loaded cartridges in the magazine, they start to flatten out on the nose and become progressively worse, by the last one, (#3 in magazine) it is very deformed.
Has any one had a similar experience? I am currently working with Hornady, but they seem reluctant to help solve the problem.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:22 PM
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Re: Hornady SST Bullets

Well, if you were shooting regular soft points, they would be a lot worse. Theres really no way around battered points in a magnum kicking rifle. Its just the way it is. Plastic tips help this a little, but still not foolproof. The best recomendation I can give you is to seat the bullet farther in the case. That would help a little, but then your OAL would change.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:49 PM
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Re: Hornady SST Bullets

I have shot SST's ever since they came out. I have yet to see any difference in accuracy after having the tips mushed a little or even chipped.

You can reduce the OAL which will help alot.

However, just shoot them as is and see what effect it has. For very accurate hunting accuracy, it hasn't affected me yet.

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Old 07-31-2006, 11:36 PM
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Re: Hornady SST Bullets

After I posted, I thought about that to Jerry. The smashed sierras, or even btips for that matter seem to have no difference in impact for me out to 800 yards. Really no need to worry about it. I was concerned about it at first, but confirmed my suspicions by busting milk jugs at 525 yards even with the badly smashed tips.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:18 PM
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Re: Hornady SST Bullets

might make a person wonder about all the meplate trimming?
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:50 AM
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Re: Hornady SST Bullets


I've had alot of the SST tips chip and break and some that appeared to be deformed. I don't think it's going to hurt your accuracy terribly much but, they are hard to look at.

I find the NBTs tips to be much more durable.

Good Luck

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Old 08-05-2006, 03:30 PM
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