Hornady SST Slugs

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Josey Wales '94, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

    What do you guys think about the Hornady SST slugs? With a 12 ga 300 gr slug goin 2000 fps with 1800 ft lbs/energy you could have one gun for small game to a Grizzly. Its a .458 Socom/ 50 Beowulf/ 450 Bushy in your favorite slug barreled 12 ga. 20 ga is a 250 gr goin 1800 fps with 1200 ft lbs/ energy.
    Hornady is really, to me anyway, comin out on top as the best ammunition/ reloading manufacturing co. out there. Their ideas are amazing, though when I was around 10 or so I too thought, "Why not make bullets with a soft, flexible tip to put in a tubular magazine and make a lever or pump .223, .308 (which they did), or 30-06?" Now shotgun slugs are as far shooting as a 450 Bushmaster. On the Hornady site they list a 150 yard zero, at which 200 yards the slug only drops 8 or so inches for the 12 gauge. And 2.4 and 2.7 inches high at 50 and 100 yards, respectively for the 12 ga. load.
    :confused: Thoughts?
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

    I think Hornady has been making some great products, especially here recently. I don't have any experience with their slugs but I wouldn't hesitate to give them a try. I do have personal experience loading their 150gr SSTs for my 30-06 and I was very pleased. I also have loaded their XTP in 158gr for my 357 and was equally happy with the results.

  3. JonathanGlass

    JonathanGlass New Member

    I too think Hornady has come out with some good quality stuff, I've been wanting to try their bullets for about a year or two now and I might try them this year.