Reloading Share techniques for reloading, where to get the hottest in reloading equipment and learn how to reload from fellow hunters.

Sst

Old 01-11-2011, 04:02 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Backwoods7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West TN
Posts: 374
Default Sst

I'm going to start reloading for my 270 wsm and was looking at bullets and the hornady sst looks good and is affordable but I'm dot sure what it is like is it like a balistic tip or soft point. It looks like the nosler balistic tips I use in my 3006 but not sure. Also would a 140gr sst be a good deer bullet out to say 325 yards and any reloading info on this round would be apreciated
Backwoods7 is offline  
Old 01-11-2011, 05:49 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Big Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West NE
Posts: 1,455
Default

I've been liking them a lot through my 7RM in 154gr (even prefer them through my muzzleloader). I shoot them seated to the rifling with cci250s and a good dose of RL22-- a similar approach could work for you. They're fairly inexpensive and shoot very well for me, and are devastating on deer.
Big Z is offline  
Old 01-11-2011, 06:11 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
fritz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,081
Default

I like them, I shoot them in my 338 Win Mag., havnt shot any animals with the 338 yet. The 225gr. SST's shoot better in my 338 than 225gr. Nosler Accubond's do. I also use them in my 280, they shoot excellent in it, I killed my deer this year with them, using a 154gr. SST, devastating on deer, like Big Z said.
fritz1 is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 11:16 AM
  #4  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 5a
Posts: 183
Default

Originally Posted by fritz1 View Post
I like them, I shoot them in my 338 Win Mag., havnt shot any animals with the 338 yet. The 225gr. SST's shoot better in my 338 than 225gr. Nosler Accubond's do. I also use them in my 280, they shoot excellent in it, I killed my deer this year with them, using a 154gr. SST, devastating on deer, like Big Z said.
My Ruger .338 WM was just the opposite. It hated the 225gr SST's and loves 225gr Accubonds. I've got 3/4 of a box of the SST's just collecting dust.
Camosteel is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 01:30 PM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 287
Default

The 117gr fly very nice out of my 25-06. A little explosive up close (<100yds), but good accuracy and terminal performance 250 yds+.
CZ2506 is offline  
Old 01-14-2011, 02:31 PM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Western Nebraska
Posts: 3,393
Default

I've used the SST in several cartridges including the .30-06 and find them to be an excellent bullet for deer. For elk sized targets I'd prefer a bonded core bullet such as an accubond or interbond.

I consider the SST to be a soft point even though they are a polymer tipped bullet identical to the ballistic tip.

A 140 SST out of the .270 Winchester is very much a deadly item for a deer.
Vapodog is offline  
Old 01-17-2011, 02:29 PM
  #7  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Posts: 71
Default

I have been using the 150gr SST out of my 270 Win for a few years. They sure flatten out the deer. I have not had a pass through with these bullets. When going for elk or moose, I use a heavier constructed bullet like the partition.
benamen is offline  

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.