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95 gr SST hornady, what Happened ?

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    Posted: 13 July 2016 at 07:18
I know the SST hornady is a deer round and at 2900 fps it should do just fine outa the 6, BUT?

I was shooting coyotes on Sunday and wanted to use them up so I can use the brass.

A kinda big investment on time and gas and lack of sleep.
It was a 3 AM wake up call and a 300 mile round trip
( 45 on pavement).
The calling was good multiple coyotes called in.
And 3 good hits, No coyote pictures ???

Two I saw die but two far on to privet property to retrieve.

One just disappeared in to the distance.

I know there not as accurate out of the 6 as my hand loads but still only an inch or two bigger group, should have been dead right there in my mind.

I'm thinking just a harder bullet and doing a fast pass through and not hitting a bone.
One had a BIG cone of blood spray and a fair trail but it made it off public land , a half mile never to be seen .

I really don't care much I never use a 95 for anything , just wandering about your thoughts.

I'll use them up on Prairie dogs. A shot coyote is a dead coyote anyway ...
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My experience with the Hornady SST in 6.5mm on deer is they
never exit. They are a hollow pointed bullet and expand very
fast.

I'd guess that the rifle wasn't sighted in for them and they
were 1/2 MOA off to the right or left. Strafing shots with
lots of hair and surface blood. Just a guess.
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They rolled when I hit them or spun One flipped backward.
Bullet placement was probably not as good as it could have been . I feel they where fair body hits.
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D;

I wouldn't know, I've never used an SST bullet on
anything
but paper yet. I've tried 'em, but every time I did
another bullet was more accurate in that cartridge. I
think I've got some laying around if you want to continue
testing. 'Course you might have to buy a couple of
rifles
since all the ones I've got are used in several different
cartridges.

My 6mm big game bullet is the Speer 90 grain.

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