Frequent question: What does SST mean in Hornady ammo?

What is the Hornady SST bullet?

Hornady® SST® Bullets (Super Shock Tip) are premium hunting bullets designed to shoot flat and hit hard. The bullet’s polymer tip increases the ballistic coefficient for flatter trajectory, and the tip pushes back into the lead core upon impact to initiate rapid expansion, even at long rage.

Which is better Hornady SST or GMX?

The SST has lead in it and will expand drastically. The GMX has no lead it is solid copper and will with stand a lot more inpact than an SST the GMX is made for bigger tougher animals and when it expand it folds in to peddles kind of like a barnes bullet does.

What’s the difference between Hornady SST and ELD?

Sst= 130gr,cannelure,bright red polymer tip and different profile compared to the eldx=145gr,non cannelure,dark red tip and more sleek profile. Havent cut one down the middle yet but from the picture on the box the sst looks more like an interlock with a polymer tip when deformed compared to the eldx.

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Is the Hornady SST bullet good for elk?

That being said the 154 gr sst is all I shoot out my tikka for elk. I have no complaints about this round on elk. I’ve shot the sst’s along with my brother and no issues whatsoever. As Ross and Jon said, shoot what shoots best—-both will work.

Are SST bullets good?

Flat shooting and deadly accurate, it’s an ideal bullet for whitetails, as well as most North American game animals from antelope to moose and similar-sized African plains game. The SST® creates a devastatingly large wound channel.

What is the best Hornady bullet?

The ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding) bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, ALL-RANGE hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances.

What is Hornady InterLock?

Most feature our exclusive InterLock® design — a raised ring inside the jacket that is embedded in the bullet’s core that keeps the core and jacket locked together during expansion to retain mass and energy.

Are Hornady GMX bullets accurate?

Accuracy in both rifles was in the upper percentile of factory loads tested in these guns. This accuracy potential, combined with the high BC, make the GMX a good long-range choice with positive expansion at impact velocities as low as 2000 fps.

Can you use Hornady eld match for hunting?

Hornady ELD-X (Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding) bullets are designed to provide reliable expansion at both conventional and extended ranges. Coupled with high ballistic coefficients (BC) and match-grade accuracy, these hunting bullets are as good on the range as they are in the field.

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What is ELD match ammo?

ELD® Match (Extremely Low Drag Match) bullets are technologically advanced, enhanced accuracy target bullets featuring Heat Shield® tips with the PERFECT MEPLAT (tip point) combined with numerous design features that deliver the highest-in-class ballistic coefficients, superior accuracy and extreme consistency from …

What is a 6.5 PRC?

The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge is a short-action magnum centerfire rifle cartridge. The 6.5 PRC was created with the design goal of shooting a high BC bullet at 3,200fps from a short-action rifle. It is popular for hunting and long-range shooting.

Are Hornady SST Bullets good for moose?

I LIKE THE SST’S VERY MUCH TOO THEY ARE VERY ACCURATE BUT THERE IS NO BULLET THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYTHING. The 130 SST in the 270 win is all I use these days. I have shot both elk and moose (and many, many deer) with this combination, and as suggested, shot placement is important.

Is the Hornady SST a bonded bullet?

Super Moderator. Just to be clear, the SST bullet IS a cup and core bullet. It’s not bonded.

Which Hornady bullet is best for elk?

When using bullets like a 127 grain Barnes LRX, a 140 grain Swift A-Frame, or a 143 grain Hornady ELD-X, the 6.5 PRC can be darn effective on even the biggest bull elk. If you have a hankering to use a 6.5mm cartridge on elk, then the 6.5 PRC is probably the best one for the job.