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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.
length 1.150
BC- .400
 

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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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Good To Go

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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Now for the rest of the story

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 <1 moa at 2450 fps. Projectile opens up quickly on small piggies and 'yotes. No projectiles recovered. Seems likely to be a good bullet for small to medium game.
 

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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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The loads tested were shot from a 16" ARP scout/bolt combo with 5r lands and 1-11" 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
What was your load length on these?
 

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I have shot 150 to 200lb hogs with the SST. A few thru the shoulders with pass thru shots(150 yd avg shots)......one with no exit wound but now in piggy heaven. 9 pt South Texas 140 class [email protected] about 185 yds double lung nice blood trail but a short trail. like em for the money too!
 

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This is weird. Hornady factory ammo lists 120gr at 2460fps. They are usually underpowered.
I wonder if H335 or Reloader 12 would work better? Just thinking out loud.
 

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This is weird. Hornady factory ammo lists 120gr at 2460fps. They are usually underpowered.
I get around 2700 out of my handloads. Makes them just as potent as the TTSX.
 

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I think the Hornaday numbers are based on a 16" barrel. My stag 7 hunter is a 20 " barrel. Just had it chrono yesterday and it shot 2580 fps.... could be off slightly...was a cheap chrono unit......but so far its dropped dogs,hogs and deer. Keep shooting.
 

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While sighting in my Spikes Tactical 16" upper with factory Hornady 120gr SSTs I choreographed several rounds and the average was very close to 2460fps. After sighted in I was getting 2" groups at 200 yards on a very calm day. The 120gr SST did it's job on the doe I shot through both lungs. She ran 25 yards and fell over. I could see the blood trail from where I shot 60 yards away. I was not able to recover the bullet it was lost in the tall grass.
 
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