HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: RM1994
New Today: 2
New Yesterday: 2
Overall: 12427

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 88
BOT: 4
Total: 92
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Your Account
19: Forums
20: News
21: Forums
22: Photo Albums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Photo Albums
26: Photo Albums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Photo Albums
32: News
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Photo Albums
43: Photo Albums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Photo Albums
47: Forums
48: Photo Albums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Photo Albums
54: Your Account
55: News
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Your Account
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Photo Albums
70: Forums
71: Home
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Photo Albums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Photo Albums
87: Forums
88: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Your Account
04: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 300
 Pictures: 2357
  · Views: 276116
  · Votes: 1295
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Hornady SST
Big Game Hunting topics that dont fit other categories
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vint2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 1216
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Awesome group, Joe!!! Loks as tho you should be good out to around 200 yds with a little holdover at that range!! Very Happy

_________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1235
Location: North Central Montana

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

vint2 wrote:
Sniper,
The round is manageable, but it does have a little recoil. It is not for soft shoulders or weak hands, but it's advantages far out weigh the negs!!!!!!
Muzzle stats are 2000fps/2664ft/lb for a 300 grain bullet. It is accurate, awesome, and the best I have found. Smile

I guess "manageable" is a relative term. I actually like to shoot my Mossberg quite a bit before the season starts. There is a HUGE difference shooting one-r-five rounds before the season starts, and settling in behind it for an afternoon of practice. I'll usually fire 30-40 rounds in a practice session (at least 10 3-round groups, but as many as 15). I have heard that 12 gauge shotgun slugs are similar in recoil (dependant on the gun its self) to rounds in the .375 Mag class, but I have never fired a shoulder held center fire rifle caliber that large. I have a .300 Win Mag barrel on order for the T/C that I'm gonna use for a warm-up for shootin the Mossberg.

As far as having a "little recoil", I know three other "slug guys" who have had rotator cuff work, with the slugs bein the main culprit. I myself am due to have it done, but I'm puttin it off as long as I can. I've also HEARD (although I don't personally know of anyone) of people suffering from serious eye problems from firing rounds with excess recoil.

The only thing I've fired that hit me harder is 3 1/2" Turkey Loads (2 1/4 oz. of copper plated lead) through my Benelli Nova.

I've never attempted using Point Blank to calculate the recoil of my slug loads, does anyone know if inputting shotgun loads will result in accurate calcs?

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.


Last edited by hunterjoe21 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:38 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1235
Location: North Central Montana

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Vince wrote:


Love to try these SST's but unfortunately my shottie is a smoothbore.

Cheers, Vince

What ya gun??

Rifled barrles (at least here) aren't cost prohibitive.

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.
Back to top
View user's profile
d_hoffman
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 696
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

[quote="hunterjoe21"]vint2,

I never thought I would say it, but it's now cheaper to fire my muzzloloader ($2.20) than it is to fire my shotgun ($5.00 projected)!

I'd rather shoot my front stuffer than a shotgun, especially a single-shot. After all isn't it supposed to be one shot, one kill?

_________________
The best form of gun control...aim straight!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1235
Location: North Central Montana

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

[quote="d_hoffman"]
hunterjoe21 wrote:
vint2,

I never thought I would say it, but it's now cheaper to fire my muzzloloader ($2.20) than it is to fire my shotgun ($5.00 projected)!

I'd rather shoot my front stuffer than a shotgun, especially a single-shot. After all isn't it supposed to be one shot, one kill?

Yes it is SUPPOSED to be one shot one kill, but we all know that's not always the case.

I suppose you load your muzzleloader at the truck (or house/camp) and don't carry any additional powder/bullets/sabots/primers then?

By your rationale, you shouldn't need any more than what's already loaded. I guess you would go on a dream elk hunt and only carry one shell?

So everyone else who carries a gun capable of loading more than one shell(levers,pumps,bolts, etc) should only put one round in the gun?

Does that mean I should shoot the shotgun once at the range and if I hit the target, call it "killed", and go home?

Why do we shoot 3-5 round groups at the range and measure the average group before we decide on a loads accuracy?

If I only shoot a 1 round group, wouldn't it's center-to center average distance be 0.00"?

I too would rather use my ML rifle but sometimes, due to certain circumstances, a shotgun with three slugs is a better choice. We put on a lot of deer drives around here, and many times a second or even a third shot may be needed. If I did all my deer hunting sitting in a tree stand or a ground blind, and only fired at deer that were standing broadside, on days with little to no precipitation, I wouldn't need a shotgun.

We put 5 deer in the freezer last year, all shot with T/C muzzleloaders, but I DID carry the shotgun on more than one occasion.

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12989
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
What ya gun??

Gidday HJ. My shotgun is an Italian Fausti Stephano O/U. A very nice sporting piece that I also use to bust a few clays every now and again.

I carry it in the field often when hunting, or its not very far away. I always carry a mix of loads.....4 shot for rabbits, 2 shot, BB and 00 SG for anything bigger and Slugs for pigs. As a general rule though I'm loaded only for what I expect to meet.

Don't use the shottie on deer....have my most illustrious and magnificent Mod 94 in 30.30 WIN and a Weatherby in .243 WIN.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
vint2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 1216
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Hi,Vince!
You know, I bet that the SST would be a terrific load on pigs, too! It would be nice to hear from some one who has used them on pigs to find out! Smile

_________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12989
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

I don't doubt that you are right Vint, but unfortunately I don't think that they would be anywhere near as impressive from a smoothbore as they are from a rifled barrel.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
vint2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 1216
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Right!! Not sure you would get any kind of positive results for accuracy!! I have a 1 in 28 twist for superlative accuracy, but no twist maybe like throwing rocks!! Smile

_________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
d_hoffman
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 696
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Actually Joe, I was agreeing with you so you don't need to get testy with me!!!!!!!! Yes, I do load at the car simply because I stalk to my stand and have gotten deer on my way in. I also carry 3 extra loads just in case. It's called being prepared.

It doesn't matter if your gun holds one or 100, if your any kind of hunter you should be able to pick the right shot to make a one shot clean kill.

The reason you should go to the range and shoot 3-5 round groups is to be sure of your equipment so that you can do a one shot, one kill.

There's only one time I've ever had to shoot a deer more than once and that was to walk up to it and finish it off with a head shot. I was using a borrowed gun at the time.

BTW, it only costs about $1.30 per shot with my muzzle loader.

Hey Vint, I know of a guy that tried a sabot out of a smooth bore just to see how accurate it was, the result was not good.

_________________
The best form of gun control...aim straight!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
vint2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 1216
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Hi,d_hoffman,
I have not really figured costs, but think you are in the ballpark for my shooting. The smoothbore and sabot does not surprise me.
I have built my own firing range as I believe that familiarity with ones weapons is key to success in the field. Like any tool they have to be used properly and the shooting mkes a huge difference. Every weapon is different and I need to get used to each one. Smile

_________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1235
Location: North Central Montana

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

I've not gotten testy with anyone. I think it sounds a bit elitist to imply that anyone who might need a second shot is less of a hunter than someone who doesn't. My 13 yr. old neice has killed one deer in her life, with one shot from a shotgun, at 35 yards. I was with her, and put her in position to make the shot. I have had several instances where I've needed a second shot over the years. Does that make her a better hunter than I?

In many areas of the country stalking in to a treestand and watching over a foodplot with a gun is frowned upon. Does that make it wrong for you to do it? I say what ever works for you! Because I decide to carry a repeating firearm to hunt with at times, I no less a hunter than you are.

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.
Back to top
View user's profile
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1235
Location: North Central Montana

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

Vince wrote:


Gidday HJ. My shotgun is an Italian Fausti Stephano O/U. A very nice sporting piece that I also use to bust a few clays every now and again.


I guess a pair of rifled O/U barrels is outta the question??

Imagine busting off 2 heavy slugs in a row with that thing!

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.
Back to top
View user's profile
vint2
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Posts: 1216
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

It is the enjoyment of the hunt and the ethics that count here, not the indvidual differences!! We all have our personal preferences and dislikes, but that does not make right and wrong. Smile

_________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady SST Reply with quote

vint2 wrote:
It is the enjoyment of the hunt and the ethics that count here, not the indvidual differences!! We all have our personal preferences and dislikes, but that does not make right and wrong. Smile

Well put vint2 couldn't agree more Smile
Joe

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.