Re: Need load data fot 150 gr hornady sst 300 win mag
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Does anyone have a load for a 300 Win mag using the 150 grain sst bullet. How does this bullet hold up on game? Will be using it on whitetails next month. Thanks
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We tried them on several Whitetails out of the Win Mag and an 06'. Way too explosive out of both. Sometimes the bullet wouldn't make it to the off side, it'd make a pretty good size entrance and the shrapnel pieces would be all in the internals and that's just on rib hits!! No blood trail at all on the deer w/ no exits.
I figured they would hold at the 06' speeds but, they didn't. I shot a 10pt at 100 yards broad side behind the shoulder and only one tiny piece of the bullet exited, I mean tiny and no blood was found I luckily stumbled onto him.
Shot a couple and got big exits and lots of blood but, they were just too erratic from one deer to the next. Even shot one buck up close w/ the 06' behind the shoulder and had a pretty big exit but, the darn thing ran at least 150-175 yards through some brush and saw briars I really didn't care to drag that sob out of.(Had to find some Gatorade quick after that battle).
Lost one w/ the 300 in a swamp, no blood at all on the grass above the water.
I was very displeased w/ the bullets to say the least, the NBTs have held up much much better for me.
They were accurate out of 3 of the 4 rifles I tried them in. In the 300 Win I was mostly using 66 grains of H4895 for 3200-3300 fps. IMR 4350 worked well too in the 300. In the 06' 49 grains of H4895 worked well for 2950 fps MV.
Did witness a nice 8pt last season w/ a 165 SST out of a 308 win, it did well. IMO the 165s w/ the extra weight and lower MV of the 308 were just what this bullet was made for.