Re: Hornady SST Explodes on Javelina?
I have never used that particular bullet on an animal. I have shot a bunch of stuff with the 162 SST and punched a bunch of paper with the A-maxs. The SST is supposed to have a mechanical lock from the cannalure. I have shot deer with the 162SST only rarely, but recall two off the top of my head, both were actually killed at short range. One whitetail doe at 185ish and a buck at 110 yards. The doe was shot through both shoulders with a quarter sized exit. The buck expired within 20 yards and left a great blood trail, but no exit. There was a lot of shrapnel in the buck, but not actually in the meat. All of the shrapnel came out with the contents of the chest cavity. I have never had a berger or horandy leave a lot of meat damage so long as your shooting lungs.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.