Hornady 165 grain SST's - .308

Has anyone used these on Roe? I have been given a box of 100 and wondered what the carcasss damage was like. I have been using 150 grain SST's for several years and I really like them. Any input on how they fly, etc would be appreciated.

Thanks

Chris
 

musty

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I use 150g sst's and find them verry accurate. I shoot mainly roe, fallow and muntjack and as of yet have hadd no issue with carcuss damage or fragmentation.


steve
 

Moe 243

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Used 165s for a few months, carcass damage on roe not to bad, dropped sika stone dead aswell no probs, had a problem on a big Roebuck once, shot him through the shoulder, 2" hole in blade but no exit hole hence no blood trail,:eek: found him about 10 yrds away, when skinned out found the copper jacket between the skin and the last rib. Was it a duff bullet?:confused: stopped using them, now use Sierra Gameking instead, no probs so far!!!!!:D

Moe..
 

ejg

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I haven't had anything walk away from a 165sst out a 308. I've had zero meat damage to quite a bit of damage when one hits bone on the entrance. This was on sika.
If 165gr I guess the sst is a good choice for roe, tougher bullets might not open up in time on the small roe with the slowish 308.
This is an example of a frontal head shot sika stag, bullet was retrieved after it went through head and travelled down the spine a bit. All my side on shot sika had the bullet exit.
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Hubertus1

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I have just ordered the new superformance 139gr for my 7x57. Projectile is SST. Have only heard good things about it.
 

leec6.5

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ive just today loaded 140gn sst's over 48gn of RL22 for my 6.5x55 , very accurate on the range producing a sub inch grouping when zeroed in 1" high at 100yds and only dropping 1.5 - 2" at 200yds .

have not tried them out on the quary yet , going to have to wait untill sunday .

but one thing a friend of mine told me that what ever load you use with the sst , the result will be identical with the hornady GMX non toxic bullet ! but ive yet to try it and am welcome to be proven wrong !

ATVB lee
 
geriatricmauser66

Has anyone used these on Roe? I have been given a box of 100 and wondered what the carcasss damage was like. I have been using 150 grain SST's for several years and I really like them. Any input on how they fly, etc would be appreciated.

Thanks

Chris
Loaded them for years both in .308 and 30-06 but a "better" man than me said 150gr. for 308 and 165gr for 30-06. Gets a bit too technical for me but they have all worked well over the years on red, fallow, sika, roe and muntjac( a bit ouch on this one)
I now am restricted to fallow, roe and muntjac all nicely taken care of by .243 95gr B/T's.
 

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