The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 17, 2002, 06:29 AM   #1
Chief Jones
Senior Member
Join Date: February 15, 2002
Location: Wewahitchka, FL
Posts: 218
Hornady SST Bullets

Anybody out there have any experience/opinions regarding Hornady SST's? I've just started using Nosler BT's and was wondering how they compare.


Chief Jones is offline  
Old May 17, 2002, 07:46 PM   #2
Dan Morris
Senior Member
Join Date: March 7, 2001
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 342
Chief, we use the 180's in all our 06's.Accuracy is good......will know a little more on game performance this fall (hopefully). So far, haven't punched anything but paper.
Dan Morris is offline  
Old May 18, 2002, 05:29 PM   #3
Member In Memoriam
Join Date: November 29, 1999
Location: west of a small town, CO
Posts: 4,346
Aren't the Horn's SST line that super-expansive bullet? I'd have to take a look at some leftover bullets/loading data, but did use some .223 Rem Blitz & (I thought) the SST & had the bullets coming apart at about 30 yards out. & this with a 1:9 twist HBAR barrel - rating supposedly good to go.

If I'm off the mark re SSTs - never mind.

Ballistic Tips have given me some of the best accuracy of any bullet - depending on caliber. I think for punching paper only though, one would be hard-pressed not to use Sierra's Match King line. Quite a bit less expensive than the Ballistic Tip & a real record-breaker. & you may want to play with the boattail versus flatbase styles .... my .22-250 shoots the 52 gr boattail like a dream & will not! with the 53 flatbase - & this a "just" 100 yards.

I've had varying results with the Ballistic Tip on game, depending on caliber - A Sad Day(tm) with a .308 165 gr on a doe whitetail .... , but a bud uses the 180 in his .30-378 on elk with 1-shot for 1-kill every time - close up & at very extended ranges.

May be a good idea to post what you're using the bullets for - caliber & game ... or "just" targets.
labgrade is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05523 seconds with 9 queries