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#35088 - 09/11/08 08:02 PM Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets
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Anybody use these bullets in their .357 Max and at what range will they still open up.Also what powder works best and how fast are you pushing it. Thanks Buckey

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#35108 - 09/11/08 10:34 PM Re: Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets [Re: buck]
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I shoot them out of my 10" contender. They've performed fine on game over a max load of H110. I shot a small buck late last season at about 50 yds and he went down on the spot. DRT. Never shot one through a crony.

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#35110 - 09/11/08 10:41 PM Re: Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets [Re: buck]
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I've got some loaded, but haven't tried on game after hearing of needle pass throughs. I want to try on media first before I poke a whitey with one. I have real good success with XTP 180's and 158 FP-XTP's from the max. The 35 Rem shines with the SSP's.
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#35139 - 09/12/08 03:26 PM Re: Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets [Re: s4s4u]
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I have some loaded up for my 15" Encore in 35 Rem. I hope to get to the range in the morning. I'll let you know how it goes.....


Edited by 243fan (09/12/08 03:26 PM)

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#35140 - 09/12/08 03:45 PM Re: Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets [Re: 243fan]
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2150fps+ 15' from the muzzle of my 14" 35rem rimmed contender. 3 or so deer at 200yrds, maybe + a few on a couple. these deer have acted like they were hit by a ton of bricks.
so....maybe you can have a comparison if you know your muzzle velocity.

http://www.handloads.com/calc/index.html
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#35143 - 09/12/08 04:02 PM Re: Hornady .35 cal 180 gr SSP bullets [Re: KYODE]
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I've used the .35 cal 180SSPB's for deer on many occassions in both the .357 Herrett and .35 Remington. The .35R launches them at 2100+fps but the Herrett is only around 1900fps...which is only a touch faster than the Maximum will push them. "Needling" was not a problem on both deer dropped with the Herrett...ranges varied from 65yds to 115yds.
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