Hornady® Superformance® SST® Bullets

   

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.270 Winchester

130 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
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  • SKU: 1693269

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7mm Remington Magnum

139 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $41.99

  • SKU: 1693276

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7mm Remington Magnum

154 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $41.99

  • SKU: 1693277

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.30-06 Springfield

150 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $32.99

  • SKU: 1693281

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.30-06 Springfield

165 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
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  • SKU: 1693282

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.30-06 Springfield

180 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

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20 rounds
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  • SKU: 1693283

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.300 Winchester Magnum

180 Grain

Bullet Type:
Super Shocked Tip

Quantity:
20 rounds
  • $42.99

  • SKU: 1693285

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  • Tough, accurate, flat shooting hunting bullet
  • Custom propellant blend
  • Unaffected by extreme cold or heat
  • Formulated to increase muzzle velocity by as much as 200 fps without extra chamber pressure, recoil, fouling, or ballistic deviation
  • Polymer tip
  • Extra-heavy jacket and InterLock™

Tough, accurate premium ammunition that stands in a class by itself. The Hornady® Superformance® SST® bullet's custom propellant blend is unaffected by extreme cold or heat, and formulated to increase muzzle velocity by as much as 200 fps without extra chamber pressure, recoil, fouling, or ballistic deviation. Result: absolutely deadly downrange performance! 20 rounds per box.

Superformance® SST® - it IS rocket science!
The SST bullet has earned the reputation as being a tough, accurate, flat shooting hunting bullet. Its polymer tip streamlines the profile to deliver high BC’s and initiate rapid expansion. The extra-heavy jacket and InterLock™ feature reduce the chance of core/jacket separation, while increasing penetration.

Hornady® Superformance® SST® Bullets 4.5 5 43 43
Iffy results? Well, let me start off by saying I love Hornady bullets, I always have. They fly great, and I've never had any issues with factory ammo. My state(NY) just recently switched my county from shotgun to rifle for the regular whitetail deer season. I hunt on about 65-70 acres that's privately owned by my family, with my father and uncle. My father swore by the Superformance SST since he had used them with some success the prior year, so I gave them a try. Here is a run-down of how they performed this year, and why I can only give the Superformance factory ammo a 3, an average grade. Some information: We all have been shooting the 150Gr 308 Win SST. Also, on our property we can only shoot out to about 120 yards MAX, and in most cases we're shooting in the area of 70-90 yards if not closer due to the terrain and the way our property is laid out. This is important as it is my belief that this was a major contributing factor to why I can only give this product 3 out of 5 stars. We took 3 deer this year. One of which we had to track for roughly 500 yards, even though it was a vital hit from a range of 75 yards. On all 3 deer, I noticed a complete lack of bullet expansion, which is the SST bullet's claim to fame. I was puzzled so I did some research. It is of my opinion that this bullet, from factory, is simply coming out way too hot to allow reliable expansion, UNLESS you're shooting relatively long distances(for the average hunter, anyway) of 200 yards or more. If you're in an area where you're not shooting further than 100 yards, I think that when the bullet reaches the animal it has way too much steam behind it to allow for solid expansion, and as a result on all 3 deer, I saw through and through penetration, with no signs of expansion on each exit wound. Now, I could be wrong about this but the evidence seems to suggest I am not. Hornady claims 3000 muzzle velocity from this round, and it's still traveling roughly 2800 fps at 100 yards. Most other factory hunting ammo is not nearly reaching those velocities. On the deer we tracked 500 yards, there was VERY LITTLE blood trail, and I think we were also graced with some luck in even finding it(Also remember, the deer was hit in the vitals). To me, that's leaves a lot of room for doubt. The other 2 deer were both hit perfectly, destroying the heart and lungs and went down within 20 yards of where they were hit, but that's the case with any bullet with that shot placement. Now, I'll try to wrap this up. We're going to try the SST's again next year, but with hand-loads. Our current load data that is shooting well out of our guns is getting about 2700FPS@Muzzle. I could be wrong, but I think we're going to see a massive improvement in bullet performance at those speeds, due to the close distances we're forced to shoot at. I'd gladly trade complete pass-throughs for the dramatic wound channel you'd get with full expansion, and I think we'll get it with slower speeds. I hope I'm not wrong. For anyone thinking of using this product, and are in a situation like us where you're hunting very thick cover/terrain and don't have shots further than 100 yards, I suggest moving up to the 165Gr instead of 150 simply to buck some of the speed that Hornady's superformance propellant is delivering. Had these deer been hit at 200 yards, instead of 75-90 yards, I think the result would of been devastating. These bullets need a chance to slow down to get their peak terminal performance. Again, just my opinion. Really wanted to give this 5 stars. I think the bullet itself is worthy of it, it shoots fantastic. Highly accurate for a hunting round, great B/C. Shot 1" groups @ 100 out of our guns. That's why I gave it at least 3 stars, BUT when it comes to hunting, performance on impact is everything. December 5, 2014
Superformance for sure One bullet dropped a bull elk in Colorado in his tracks.Blew right through a wild hog leaving a huge hole in its shoulder.These are excellent bullets,shoot great patterns with my Tika 30-06. November 26, 2014
Very good ammo Pulling off 600 yrd shots with factory ammo! Not bad at all! Thanks November 20, 2014
Deadly Accurate I have downed 3 elk since I started using Hornady SST Ammo. I shoot a Ruger M77 7mm Rem Mag. The ammo is 162 grain. I only started using the ammo 4 years ago. The first elk was a 225 yrd shot, one round it took 3 steps then dropped. The next elk was a 460 yrd shot across a drainage. I heard the bullet strike the elk and it looked to the sky and dropped where it was hit, also one round. The last elk I took was a 340 yrd shot, it staggered when it was hit and then stood there in shock for about 10 seconds and then fell where it stood, another one round hit. This ammo is devastating, the terminal ballistics puts a shock that completely stops the animal in it's tracks. BPS needs to stock this ammo regularly, especially in my caliber and weight. I recommend zeroing your weapon at 200 yrds, I did and like I stated this ammo is deadly accurate. The year I didn't get an elk was because I didn't see an elk. October 17, 2014
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This sounds like a job for google! First off hollow points will mushroom faster, not sure what you are hunting, but in my experense if you wanna shoot far dont use hollow, hollow is great at stopping deer for about a hundred yards, i find this bullet awesome and affordable but use it for long distance, it does mushroom but witj the plastic tip it mushrooms at a rate that wont allow it to slow down at far distances. Hope this helps
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No, it has a polymer tip, which causes the bullet to mushroom.
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No sst are plastic tips bullets .
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They are essentially a hollow point bullet that has a plastic tip which makes it more aerodynamic and aids in expansion. My experience is that they are better than hollow points if your gun will shoot them without jamming...some semi-autos may not cycle probably due to the pointy tip. If you have a bolt action, lever action, single-shot, or pump then you will love it.
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No they are not hollow point. These are centerfire rifle rounds for big game hunting, a place where hollow point bullets typically do not belong.
Check out hornady's website for their bullet lineup and options.
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They are not hollow point but sure expand like them.
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I am not aware of Hornady hollow points in rifle ammo. They do provide a ballistic tip that sort of acts like a hollow point but has
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The SSTs are a polymer tipped soft pointed bullet, Not a hollow point. But as far as bullet expansion/knockdown power- these SSTs make hollow points look like FMJs. They are the hardest hitting, biggest exit hole making bullet i have ever shot.
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The .270 superformance ammo from hornady use a polymer tipped bullet, and I do not think they offer a hollow point bullet for any .270 cartridge.
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This ammo features the SST bullet which has a polymer tip that initiates expansion quickly upon striking the target. Hollowpoint rifle bullets are typically found in match loads where ultimate accuracy is the only goal. The .270 is a hunting cartridge, and thus not normally loaded with hollow point projectiles. I shot a one inch group @100yds using a Browning A-Bolt and Superformance .270 ammo. It's good stuff!
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