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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
I've only used SST's in a 257 Roberts. They were somewhat spotty. Some went through heavy bone leaving a nice hole from what was a clearly mushroomed bullet...some detonated nearly at impact with no bone involved. Seemed like the smaller diameter bullets just don't like being quite that soft.
I haven't used them in larger calibers. They SHOULD be good with more mass to them. I've heard the smaller bore Speer HotCors can be a coin toss for on game performance, too, but in my 35 Whelen they perform splendidly.
I've seen a more than a few Hornady Interlocks spit out their cores, and the SST is the same basic bullet with a boattail and poly tip, as I understand the Hornady product line. I've shot a LOT of deer with Interlocks, and they work best, I've found when muzzle velocities stay south of 3000fps.