Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?
I read about half the responses then skipped to the end so sorry if I missed something important.
I have used the SST in my 270 Win and 308 Win, mainly on pigs - about 100 or so - a number of goats and a few other things.
For the most part I have mainly used 150g SSTs in the 270 at muzzle velocity in the 2950fps range. I have categorically never ever had a pig shot with this bullet get away. Those pigs would number somewhere between 60 and 70 in the last few years. A few have certainly needed a second or third shot on rare occasions but none ever got away.
They do cause large wounds and sometimes don't completely penetrate the larger pigs, but they kill well and I have found them very accurate.