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Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

I picked up a box of these bullets today to handload. I have previously been loading Hornady's 117 BTSP w/ either IMR's 4350 or 4831 and have had good results accuracy wise, but the local shop was out of them. But, he had these SST's so I thought I'd try them.

Anyone try these bullets in a .257 Roberts?
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Re: Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

Anyone use the SST bullet on game? I've only used the Interlock's, that's why I ask. Thanks for any input.
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No but I load 117 grain Nosler Partions for a friend with a 257 Roberts improved and it knocks the snot out of a deer.Enough so that I want one now.I'm a
Hornady guy but the partition impresses me.In the future buy what you like not what the shop has today.

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Re: Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

I usually do, but figured I'd make the 75 mile round trip worthwhile by coming home with something. There's not a lot of places out by me that carry reloading supplies anymore. Mail order is the way to go. The fellow wasn't too detailed when I spoke to him on the phone, only saying; "yeah, I got the 117 gr bullets." My fault. I'm still "developing" loads so figured I'd try them. I'll try anything once. Have had mixed accuracy results when using Nosler's, at least in my 6MM. But they are on my list of things to try next.
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I use Midway a good bit myself.If I need loaded ammo,I call the gunshop and have it shipped to my house for about $5.Cheaper than driving there and I value my time as well.

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Re: Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

I couldn't tell you the last time I bought loaded ammo. Years ago is all I can remember. I'm getting so cheap I'm buying pulled ball ammo to shoot in my milsurp rifles.
http://www.hi-techammo.com/hitech.zk...D&object-menu6

I take advantage of gift cards from Cabela's and watch for sales on bullets. Natchez is another source I sometimes use for sales. Sometimes buy from Midway too. Haven't used them in a while though.

Ammo supply sources in my state won't even ship to New Jersey residents! One example -
http://www.ammoman.com/
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I only buy 22lr,22mag and shotgun loaded ammo.I don't have shotgun press.The shotguns don't get to eat enough ammo to bother with reloading.The 22-250,270,30-06 and 30-30 do eat a good bit though.can't help with the NJ thing.I drove in that state and didn't like it much.Been there twice in my life.Total of 2 weeks.May never(hopefully)ever be forced to do so again.5am a cop pulls me over for a left turn.I had no idea how to get where I needed to be without turning left.Not another car in sight with headlights on anyhow.Bam he reads me the riot act how I could have killed someone.Had perves looking in the window at my wife getting ready for bed/yes they even were hooting and hollering.So in hind sight the cop was probably the best thing that happened in NJ.I take that back I did catch a garbage bag and a Flounder while fishing off a jetty.Good luck I hope you find a sweet load for the gun.I'm always working to make the groups tighter on the 22-250.They are not bad now.

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Re: Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

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Anyone use the SST bullet on game? I've only used the Interlock's, that's why I ask. Thanks for any input.
I only used them once, but I wasn't real impressed what they did on two whitetails, but to be fair two instances isn't a valid yardstick on overall performance of anything, bullet, caliber and etc. Whack a few dozen with one combination then you'll get somewhat of an idea how well a combo works.

Accuracy wise, five out of a 270-08 Imp ( 22" 12T LWT barrel) @100, high one was the clean barrel shot and four.


The best advise I can offer, give them a try. If they do what you want and expect keep using them. If not, give'm to someone you don't like!

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I've used the SST bullets in my Roberts and the 260 Rem. I killed 4 deer (2-257 and 2-260) with tem all were one shot kills and deer did not go more than zero-30 yards. None of the bullets exited.

I assume you know they are really hollow points, I think they just do not hold together. They are probably doing exactly what they were designed for, and they might be too light a jacket for my tastes.

I should say my reloads in 257 and 260 for these four deer are not hotrods.

Just got back from gopher/'ote hunting in Montana, and I took the 260 with the 117 SST as my coyote rifle. Unfortunately not 'otes were shot at. Used a 10-22 for gophers, and eliminated about 375, but whose counting. It rained 6 out of the 7 days in MT.
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Re: Hornady 117gr. SST's in a .257 Roberts

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I assume you know they are really hollow points, I think they just do not hold together. They are probably doing exactly what they were designed for, and they might be too light a jacket for my tastes.
Yes, I know.

If I attain any respectable groups with them, I'll post them up. Thanks.
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