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#3198565 - 03/20/13 05:07 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
fullstream
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Very nice. Been shooting Barnes for the last 7 years in my 50 may be time to try some sst's.
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#3198632 - 03/20/13 06:02 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: fullstream]
Rubberduck270
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A Barnes Original in an Orange MMP sabot in my Savage is twice as hard to load than the SST in my Ultra Hunter.

And best of all, they aren't $1 each \:\)
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#3198757 - 03/20/13 08:22 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: fullstream]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: fullstream
........may be time to try some sst's.
I think you'll like them. I shoot the 250s in my Savage at 2100fps+. They are accurate and they have performed well for me on deer thus far (last 3 years).
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#3202107 - 03/24/13 06:12 AM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: fullstream
........may be time to try some sst's.
I think you'll like them. I shoot the 250s in my Savage at 2100fps+. They are accurate and they have performed well for me on deer thus far (last 3 years).


2100fps is on the slow side for smokeless. I believe he's gonna end up in the 2600fps range.

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#3202373 - 03/24/13 11:29 AM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: tasaman]
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 Originally Posted By: tasaman
2100fps is on the slow side for smokeless.
The deer I shot would beg to differ. \:\) But, I know what you are saying, relatively speaking.

 Originally Posted By: tasaman
I believe he's gonna end up in the 2600fps range.
Yes I was aware of that and I realize some people have worries of SSTs fragmenting at top end smokeless less speeds, thus the reason I listed my muzzle velocity so he would know the entire story.
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#3202376 - 03/24/13 11:30 AM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
As far as performance I don't see why I need to go to the all copper Barnes. I killed 2 deer with the SST's this year, both high shoulder shots (at 135 yds and 22 yrds) and both complete pass thrus. 135 yrd deer was a bang-flop and the 22 yrd deer only went about 20 yards after he woke up from the 20 second nap he took when I shot him.
What muzzle velocity was you shooting the SSTs at when you killed these two?
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#3202517 - 03/24/13 02:24 PM Re: SluFoot H&R 45-70 Conversion [Re: Andy S.]
Rubberduck270
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2700ish. The 40 cal SSTs have a thicker jacket than the 45 cals, especially the 250 gr 45s.
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