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150 sst for 300 savage

11 Aug 2016
@ 03:20 am (GMT)

john feyereisn

I see that hornady makes a sst that is shorter, specifically for the 300 savage, i dont own a 300 savage but i have to wonder if it would be designed with lower velocities in mind, possibly making it usefull in a slightly downloaded 308win.
Has anyone tried it?


11 Aug 2016
@ 07:00 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: 150 sst for 300 savage
hi John
i have no experience with these.
even if they make these with the same jacket thickness and everything else as the 308win design you might get more energy transfer because of the blunter ogive design.

the 155gr amax might be a better option in a down loaded 308win.
11 Aug 2016
@ 09:02 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 150 sst for 300 savage
Gee Thomas, that's a nice interpolation along with an additional softer jacket option. It is good to see you guys reaching a point where you can estimate performance based on a sound understanding of fundamentals.

And if the A-Max is too long- knock off the tip.

This Savage SST is new to me also. Will be hard to determine major changes with the standard SST already being very fast expanding. But I am in full agreement with Thomas.


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