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Old 07-15-2012, 10:22 PM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

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I'm thinking of using them out of my Ruger M77 compact in 7.62x39 this year for deer. Shot are usually less than 100 yards where I hunt. What are your thoughts?

Thanks
Bill

Bill, I think they work great for "deer sized" game. Go for it!

Mark
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

Thanks Trapper. I'm going to see how the gun likes them.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:52 PM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

I've found that 44 gr. of IMR-4064 works great for me with these (my best groups so far) good luck and let me know how they shoot for you.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

Will do
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

Last year I used the 150 grain SST for my .300 wm. I shot two deer. The first was a whitetail doe at around 70 yards. Quartering away shot right behind the front shoulder. There was a hole the size of a softball through the opposite side shoulder. The second was a whitetail buck at around 150 yards. Again behind the front shoulder and again a large exit wound on the opposite side. Neither deer took a step. They do some serious damage at shorter ranges.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:45 AM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

I just started reloading the 162gn SST's for my 280. Thinking of switching to the 154gn Interbonds though. I'm loading the 139gn Interbonds for my daughters 7mm-08. I don't have any experience yet on taking game with them as I have just been shooting them at the range. I'm hoping the Interbond perform well though, I plan on using them on deer and elk.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:55 AM
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Re: Experience with Hornady SST on deer?

I would suggest that for deer you go with the Hornady SP or BTSP and then go with the Interbond for your elk hunting. The Interbond normally will not expand enough on deer as they are made more for the bigger game like elk and moose for deeper penetration before full expansion occurs. I'm shooting the BTSPs in my 30-06s for mulies out in Wyoming every year and find that the Interbonds shoot to the same POI, which is nice in that I don't have to rezero if I draw an elk tag.
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