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55 grain Hornady SXSP?

Old 06-16-2005, 02:30 AM
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anyone use these on coyotes? hows the performance?
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:24 AM
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Im gonna give them a try, I bought 10 boxes of one hundred at super deal atleast compared to cabelas at $9.99 per 100, I got these at 5 dollars per 100. Ill keep in mind not to push them too fast, They will be shot from a gas operated rifle anyway so they will be loaded atleast a grain or two under max..
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:05 AM
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I'd like to know how they do, too. I handloaded them into a 222 Remington for years... no yotes where I was back then. But they were real hard on other critters.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:07 PM
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I use them in my 220swift, 3800fps with great results on coyotes. Only one hole going in no exit. I have never had one come apart in the barrel or in the air.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:23 PM
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Hmmm. Interesting, skhunter, what kind of barrel were you using?
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I am using a heavy barreled Ruger rifle.
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:29 AM
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well they disintergrated at around 3350 from my valmet somewhere between 50-100 yds. should be a tag in the box warning consumers that they will shed they're jacket above 3300 fps. I missed 6 turkey gobblers that spring trying to figure out what was going on
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I dont plan on pushing them that fast, I kinda figured them as a hornady version of speers TNT bullet. Anyway I have made up some loads im gonna try out tomorrow the load has 25 grains H4895 im gonna be shooting them out of a scoped mini-14. Im gonna shoot them through a chrono im mainly after acceptable accuracy if they group atleast 2 to 3 inches at 100 yards Ill be happy. also im not to worried about hitting the high end of velocity anything around 3000 fps will be fine. Im gonna be using them for yotes for 150 yard and under shots. Im not real sure if im gonna play with the COL at all, these loads are set at the maximum saami COL for the cartridge at 2.260" mini-14's have a deep chamber throat more then likely its not even worth trying to seat a bullet .010" to .020" from the lands to do that you would have hardly any case mouth tension on the bullet from lack of bullet actually in the case mouth also at a COL of 2.260" the rounds just have enough clearence for the magazine im gonna try my luck with saami COL specs and a good crimp with a lee factory crimp die. wish me luck, ill post later tomorrow with the results.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:47 AM
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well i shot my loads today with decent results I did not experience any jacket seperation. the average Velocity I got was 3,051 fps with a 38 fps spread and my grouping at 100 yards was about what i was expecting, the group was just under 2 inches the first 5 shots then openned up to 3 inches as the barrel warmed up I fired 15 shots total and all are within a 3 inch circle not to bad for IMO a mini-14. Ill post a pic of the target later
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:18 PM
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Glad to hear they held up. I always thought they were a good bullet for the price. I emailed Hornady and asked about velocities with this bullet. If they respond, I will let people know.
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: 55 grain Hornady SXSP? Range results!!

back in the mid 70's they used to put a little tag in the box telling you to keep the velocities below 3400fps if I'm remembering correctly... at any rate I've never had one exit a groundhog on a body shot, and am thinking about testing some of the more recent made bullets on GH's to see if they're still the same... I may load them for fur this winter in the 22-250...
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