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Old 10-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default 300 Sav Rem 150CL vs Hornady 150SST Test

Disclaimer: My 300 99EG has a several modifications including a 20" barrel instead of the original 24" which could explain these these results. Supposedly, the way Hornady gets the extra velocity without drastically increasing pressure is slower/longer burning power.

Anyway, went to the range today for deer season preps. Usually shoot 150 Rem CL but I have some SST's bought earlier this year so they came along too.

100 yard bench. Rem 150 CL's are circled in red. First 2 were high-right thru a clean & oily bore. A little wider than expected but still OK so no adjustment. Next 2 were a nice group 4" right. Adjustment made. Next 4 were good to go.

Next up, 5 SST's. I pulled the one way off to the left due to hot 5.56 brass bouncing off my head. The other 4 were minute of deer, but not too spectacular for my shorter-than-standard barrel

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IMHO, the SST is the best deer bullet on the market, I freely spend my money on factory ammo loaded with SST's.

The Nosler Accubond is also a good bullet.
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The GBU-28 is the biggest and best bunker buster bomb on the market, unless you drop it on a bunker in Sadr City and hit a hospital in Maghreb.
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Not all of my rifles like SSTs, but for those that do shoot bug holes with them. I often go back and forth between SSTs and my other "go to" the legendary Sierra Game King. Another great up and coming bullet in my book is the Speer Deep Curl which shoots remarkably well and is virtually impervious to core/jacket separation, fantastic value at $26-30 a box.
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The newer superformance do not always shoot well rifle to rifle. But a few rounds does not tell the tail. Might as well shoot up that box but order a more controlled setting. No brass raining down on you . I will say the SST bullets are great deer stoppers but you don't have a option with other hornady loads. I have a 7mm rem mag and all I use for deer is the SST in the old heavy mag loads and its very very accurate at longer distance. 2" at 400 yards accurate but also from a 27" barrel.

A friend has several 270 rifles none like the same ammo . He does use the superformance sst loads in 1 of them , his favorite rifle.

Nothing wrong with remington ammo if it shoots well. Your no doing your barrel any good shooting thru a oily barrel. Wipe it dry next time. And it does take a few rounds to dirty the barrel before it will shoot well.

Good luck

Yea noslers accubond is also a great bullet but to buy it ready to go you have to get it from double tap ammo.

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Yea noslers accubond is also a great bullet but to buy it ready to go you have to get it from double tap ammo.
May be a good thing I bought a couple of extra boxes of Winchester Supreme Accubonds for my 270 when I had the chance.
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gatoragn Not a big deal getting the accubond in 270 winny. Its the 300savage. When Georgia arms get bullets to load in quanity they also load the accubond in 270 winny. better ammo too.
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