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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #60 - Jul 5th, 2016 at 1:22pm
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yogi wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:35am:
royal twelve wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:17am:
I have some 165 sst's and some 155 berger vld's will these kill big animals from 10m-500m? or should I be looking at other projectiles whats the best alround projo for ultimate nock down and accuracy?

The sst's would be a good projectile out to 300yards then maybe use the A max out to 500 yards, which is where they will perform better.
The sst is a harder projectile designed for impact at higher velocities.
The A max is a frangible projectile designed for lower velocities hence its use at longer range.

Long range projectiles have the potential for wide shallow wounding at close range due to their construction and intended purpose.


Quote from a couple that have reviewed the SST round on the net.
""Hornady's very successful SST (SST stands for "Super Shock Tip") is essentially a secant ogive Interlock bullet with a red polymer tip. Introduced in 1998 in response to the popularity of the Nosler Ballistic Tip, it is a very low drag bullet with a high ballistic coefficient (BC).  The pointed polymer tip increases BC and initiates rapid expansion on impact. SST is one of the best long range bullets on the market. After initial expansion, its performance is similar to the standard InterLocks and in appropriate calibers and weights SST bullets are suitable for CXP2 and CXP3 game.""    and

""Hornady SST is designed to deliver tremendous shock on impact while expanding quickly and reliably, particularly at longer range "'.

Seen a number of videos with guys using the SST at 400m-600m and poleaxing deer and other game .
Seems they more than capable of long range than 300 yards as you state ...just saying
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #61 - Jul 8th, 2016 at 9:11am
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165 GMX are devastating on reds and bigger. Great expansion and penetration. I'd have good confidence in SST's from 100-450+.

Recently sent my rifle to NZhunter to load 130TTSX. Still hold over 2000fps and 1000ft/lbs at 400 yards... will report back on first kill.
  
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Reply #62 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:39am
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Just chopped my mozzy down to 18 inchs and was trying some Hornady  amax match 168gr for grouping at good range.1 shot for each distance at 400,500 and 600yds.Got a nice match box group after the 600yd shot fired with the 500 and 600yd shots touching.With a BC of .67  at around 2400ft of elevation and a 1000lbs of energy at 600yds.Sounds like a good round for energy at distance.Scope i was using was a burris eliminator 111   3x12.
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Shot a few deer,caugth some big trout and salmon
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Reply #63 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:14pm
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Hope you have a good stock of A-Max as they've stopped making them. ELD and ELD-X in the same weights are longer and sleeker so would need load development if you swap.

I've got 200 x ELD 208 grain projectiles on the way for my .300 Win Mag, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they go at all ranges.

From what I'm reading, the ELD-X sounds like the best compromise between close range controlled expansion and penetration, and long range expansion at low velocities. There will no doubt be better projectiles for close range and long range, but these are looking good for both so far.

I'm going to give them a run in my 7mm Rem Mag too when I get my hands on some 162 or even better 175s. I have an 8.5 " twist, 28" barrel, so hope the 175s will go OK. Will report back when I know.

Anyone else using ELD and ELD-X yet?
  
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Reply #64 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 9:55pm
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Pretty sure Hornady is still making some of the a-max range, I think the .308 168gr is still being made.
The .284 162 is definitely stopped and replaced with the eld range.
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #65 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:22pm
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stug wrote on Aug 28th, 2016 at 9:55pm:
Pretty sure Hornady is still making some of the a-max range, I think the .308 168gr is still being made.
The .284 162 is definitely stopped and replaced with the eld range.


Where did you read that? I use it and im fairly sure its being discontinued - that's what I read on the Hornady website a few months ago, happy to be corrected, would save me changing to the ELD-X.

Pongo on here is using the ELD-X. He will pipe up if they aren't working. He only shoots about a dozen deer a day though
  
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Reply #66 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:28am
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30 cal 168 a-max still advertised as avaliable on their site, but might be last of the stock.
  
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Reply #67 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 2:24am
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Yeah might be clearance of stock. Just saw that reloaders have them back in stock, will buy 500 to tide me over for a while.
  
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Reply #68 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:56am
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They're not listed on the US 2016 catalogue, so I expect the 168s are old stock. Hornady can sell the ELD line for more money, and why would they continue to sell projectiles that they have proven to have tips that melt?
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #69 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:59pm
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Why do they still list amax on their website with no mention they will be discontinued. When it was announced the amax was being stopped it was the .284 162 and a few others being stopped. The 30cal 168 and a few others were still going to be produced.
  
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Reply #70 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:14pm
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Don't know mate, but I'd guess they make big runs of projectiles in specific weights and calibres then switch tooling to another. They probably manufacture millions of each before switching tooling, and I'm guessing your 168s are one of the last they will switch, so there are still plenty in stock. I may be wrong, but I would buy up a stock of A-Max to be sure as the supply could dry up any time.
  
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Reply #71 - Aug 30th, 2016 at 12:57am
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Don't know mate, but I'd guess they make big runs of projectiles in specific weights and calibres then switch tooling to another. They probably manufacture millions of each before switching tooling, and I'm guessing your 168s are one of the last they will switch, so there are still plenty in stock. I may be wrong, but I would buy up a stock of A-Max to be sure as the supply could dry up any time.
  
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Reply #72 - Aug 30th, 2016 at 7:31am
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you recovered the projectile,therefore you recovered the animal therefore the projectile did its job Grin Grin Grin Grin
  
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Reply #73 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 10:02am
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Has anyone by chance shot Hornady Superperformance 165 SST over a chornograph to see true velocity?

My 308 has 18 inch barrel and a suppressor and at a guess / rough calc I get about 2770 fps.

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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #74 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 10:37am
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My latest bullet is a 155gr Scenar. It's the most accurate bullet I've used in my 300 and they work very well on deer.
  
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