120gr Hornady SST info
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    Default 120gr Hornady SST info

    The first of the bullet info gathering threads, lets try to keep the chit chat to a minium and not argu with others opinions. Please just post the facts or your experience with the bullets. How they performed on game, the accuracy of the bullet and loading data that produced good accuracy. If you don't have any experience please let those that do have experience provide the info for others to learn from.
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    In my opinion the best bullet out there for hogs. Cheap (half the cost of barnes) accurate and devastating on game. Most animals have been DRT or immobilized. The longest shot I have made was only 220 yards but it performed very well and the hog was DRT. Inside 50 yards it causes massive softball size exits. I'd say I have a 95% complete penetration rate. 256 hogs killed with this bullet as of this date and time. Load specs are currently SSA brass cci#41 primer 27.5 grains AA2200 COL 2.295.
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    Shot one sow in the face with it at about 55 yards. Went right through the head bone, down the neck and ripped open the right shoulder as it exited. Dead Right There!

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    Though I have no experience yet with the Hornady 6.8 SSTs, the 95 grain Hornady 243 loads don't leave a blood trail....just a mass, no tracking involved. Can't wait for my first 6.8 Hornady SST report.

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    Ooops! Forgot the accuracy and load data. Using SSA brass with a Cartridge Over All Length of 2.295 inches, 27.5 grains of AA2200 powder and a Remington 7 1/2 Bench Rest primer, I get about .7 inch groups at 100 yards.

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    Second only to the 95 gr. Barnes TTSX which costs twice as much, the 120 gr. Hornady SST shoots very well through my 20" bolt gun:

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    Right up there with the Barnes 95 TTSX in killing effectiveness. The price is a bit better but the trajectory is less flat, despite a better BC.

    This bullet's max effective range has yet to be determined.

    Works great on deer, and obviously on hogs.



    My favorite load is 27.5 AA2200, SSA brass, CCI 41, and 2.30"



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    Firearm used is a Stag 7H 20.77" barrel 3 shot group at 100 yards

    Load Data
    SSA Brass and CCI 41's
    27.2gr. AA2200
    COAL 2.290

    Velocity 2653 avg.
    Group size .623"


    Very accurate with proper handloading and is a proven killer. What's not to like.
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    27.0 gr of A2200, new SSA brass, CCI 450, 2.295" OAL fired from 18" WOA 6 groove barrel w SPC II chamber gives me

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    The loads tested were shot from a 16" ARP scout/bolt combo with 5r lands and 1-11.25" twist with previously loaded SSA brass and CCI 41 primers. Groups were shot at 100 yards from a sandbag rest.

    RL10X @ 26.9 grains- 2432 Av fps - .764" 3 shot group, 1.212" 5 shot group
    RL10X @ 27.1 grains- 2450 Av fps - .536" 3 shot group, 1.157" 5 shot group
    RL10X @ 27.3 grains- 2466 Av fps - .523" 3 shot group, 1.023" 5 shot group
    RL10X @ 27.5 grains- 2487 Av fps - .380" 3 shot group, 1.646" 5 shot group - VERY WARM LOAD
    RL10X @ 27.7 grains- 2491 Av fps - .971" 3 shot group, 1.876" 5 shot group - TOO HOT FOR ME TO CONTINUE
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