What is the difference between Hornady Interlock and SST?
The Interlock is a standard cup and core bullet with a lead tip. The SST was created to lengthen the nose a little with the polymer tip, which increases the BC (for better down range performance at longer ranges). The SST has the same cup and core design, but with the polymer tip. The tip also helps initiate expansion.
Is SST bonded?
Super Moderator. Just to be clear, the SST bullet IS a cup and core bullet. It’s not bonded.
What is the difference between Hornady SST and 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.
Are SST bullets bonded?
I know that the Interbond is a bonded bullet and the SST is not. The SST looks more like a ballistic tip than a tough premium bullet, while the Interbond seems to be the tougher bullet.
Are Hornady SST bullets any 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.
Are SST Bullets good?
What does SST stand for in ammunition?
Super Shock Tip
The Hornady® SST® (Super Shock Tip) is designed to deliver tremendous shock on impact while expanding quickly and reliably, particularly at higher velocities.
Are Hornady SST Bullets any good?
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.
What is the difference between the Hornady InterBond and SST?
A step up from the SST in price and technology is the Hornady InterBond. This is Hornady’s premium, bonded core bullet. Available in calibers from .243-.338, the InterBond looks like an SST without a cannelure. All InterBond bullets have a red polymer tip and a boat-tail.
What is the difference between SST and FTX bullets?
Externally, they resemble SST bullets, with a Spire Point, red synthetic tip and a crimping cannelure. The .308 and .338 FTX bullets have a boat-tail, while other calibers have a flat base. FTX uses a one-piece lead alloy core and a tapered gilding metal jacket with a heavy base, but lacks an InterLock ring.
What are the differences between the ELD-X and the SST?
1. both bullets are copper jacket surrounding a lead core. 2. Only the SST has a cannelure. 3. both bullets are boat tail. 4. both bullets have polymer tips (the ELD-X uses acetelin resin, supposedly more tolerant to heat and less prone to heat damage/deformation).
How accurate are 154gr SST’s and interbonds?
My experience is loading 154gr SST’s and Interbonds in 7mm RM, but not the Interlock. The SST’s were very accurate, a little more so than the Interbonds. As others have noted, the SST’s have crazy expansion on animals.