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#6709596 - 03/19/17 08:05 PM 6.8 ammo
Bigfoot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 706
Loc: Galveston Bay
I thought I heard that the Hornady SST's are going to be discontinued. Is that true?

There was no blood whatsoever out of the deer I shot this year at 70 ish yards from the SST. Small deer so it didnt run 10 yards but if I had to track her it would have been impossible.

So I am thinking maybe I need to try a Barnes bullet next year. I am also thinking I would like a deer specific bullet and a hog specific bullet. Maybe 95 Gr TTSX for hogs and 110Gr Barnes TSX for deer?

Factory loads no handloading for me.

what say the experts on this matter


Edited by Bigfoot (03/19/17 08:07 PM)
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#6710417 - 03/20/17 04:11 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
bornforit Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 332
Loc: Longview, Tx
I'm no expert, but I dont think they will discontinue that bullet. A lot of people use those. I rarely find them in stock locally. Not like they are sitting on shelves.

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#6710602 - 03/20/17 07:47 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 287
Loc: Dripping Springs
I have had penetration issues when shooting at the vitals on pigs with SSTs. My rifle loves them though and I've taken the last 2 with head shots. The latest one at 90 yards, late Saturday night, under a green light.

I've used the Barnes 95 gr TTSX. It also didn't leave the body but scrambled the insides quite well. Still ran 25 yds into the brush before it's ultimate demise.

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#6710734 - 03/20/17 09:57 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
Bigfoot Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 706
Loc: Galveston Bay
Should I be trying something like an Accubond for deer? Or just stick with the SST's if they are still around


Edited by Bigfoot (03/20/17 09:59 PM)
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#6710744 - 03/20/17 10:13 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7136
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've had really good results with the Federal Fusion 115 gr.
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#6711371 - 03/21/17 05:59 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
bigjoe8565 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4078
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I use the 6.8 SST with excellent results. All three of the deer killed off my tags were killed with this bullet. Not a single one of them took more than two steps with vital shots. My deer took one step backwards, stood there pouring blood from the exit wound and fell over dead as a door nail.

I doubt Hornady will discontinue this round.

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#6711540 - 03/21/17 08:52 PM Re: 6.8 ammo [Re: Bigfoot]
javman Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/19/11
Posts: 265
Loc: McAllen, TX deep South Tex
I had heard the same thing and that Academy was supposed to have them on clearance but that hasn't been the case.

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