Hornady® Custom SST® Rifle Ammo
TC Venture 7mm rem. mag, 3x9 Burris ballistic plex scope. Shot a very big Desert Mule deer in NM. @ 568 yards, with a dead right there shot, and a complete pass thru. Took out both lungs and nicked the heart.
BTW: A three shot group at the range from a bench, shot in at, 1.5 in high at 100 yds produced a single hole, just a little larger.
Hornady produces great ammo. My Venture loves the 154 grain SST and interbond ammo.
My rifle, scope and ammunition cost less than 600 bucks. I don't think hand loads or a custom made rifle will shoot any better, and my Tikka T3 .300 Win Mag loves Hornady 180 grain SST and interbond also.
June 8, 2011
Only cartridge I shoot
I have been shooting the Hornady SST in my Savage .270 for about 3 years now. The drop plane on Hornady is simple to counter, so all my shots from 35 yards to 280 yards have always been right where I wanted them. Even at 280 yards the buck dropped where he stood. I love this cartridge. Its accurate, it shoots clean and consistently. Even after 7 -8 shots at the range, the grouping remains 1/2" - 1".... Only cartridge I will shoot.
November 23, 2009
I have bought about six boxes of this ammo for a browning bar 7mm rem mag in 139 grain. Brand new gun and scope. Was convinced when I couldn't get them to group that it had to be my leupold scope. Sold it and bought a nikkon. Went back out to the range today with the same ammo, could not do better than a four inch group at 100 yards, shooting from a lead sled. Luckily this time I brought other brands of ammo to try. Ended up shooting better than a one inch group with winchester super x 150 grain. Could not be more upset with hornady ammo, especially when you consider the money they want for it.
July 31, 2011
I purchased two boxes of the SST 150 gr for my 30-06 at the beginning of this season. I zeroed my gun in at two hundred yards with them. These bullets are extremely accurate and were very impressive while at the range. My problem with this round is its separation once it hit its target. I shot a buck at 282 yards with this round to end up being disgusted. There was no blood trail to follow with the exception of one little spot I found about 40 yards into tracking. I looked for quite a bit of time and could not find the deer or any other blood. Apparently the bullet did not make an exit hole which I find very important for having a good blood trail when tracking wounded game. I will be making a bullet switch without a doubt!
December 29, 2009