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Old 11-27-2019, 12:18 AM   #1
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What ammo does everyone run for pigs and possibly deer? I know academy has the Hornady Black on shelves which is the BTHP. But what’s some other good rounds to start testing?


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Old 11-27-2019, 12:21 AM   #2
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a lot of people seem to report good results with Hornady 123gr. SST
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:36 AM   #3
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Hornady black for pigs/plinking. Federal fusion for deer. SSTs work well also.


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Old 11-27-2019, 09:09 AM   #4
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I haven't shot anything with them yet but Im running the underwood ammo controlled chaos. I have a buddy (big research, reload, etc. guy) that swears by them so I'm giving them a try.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:21 AM   #5
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I shoot Hornady 123 SST
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:23 AM   #6
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Hornady black. Killed hogs, deer, badgers and yotes. Works great and is accurate.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:48 AM   #7
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I had very good performance from Fusion. I am shooting 120 grain GMX now, no kills yet with it. Hopefully I have something to report tonight!
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:03 AM   #8
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a lot of people seem to report good results with Hornady 123gr. SST
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:05 AM   #9
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95 grain makers is my favorite, here is the link: https://makerbullets.com/proddetail.php?prod=6.5G95TREX

Ive used federal fusion with plenty success but prefer the makers.
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:43 AM   #10
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Shot a doe with Hornady black and was very impressed with the damage. She ran for a second or two.
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:45 AM   #11
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I didn't care for the SST after a few pigs and one deer. I'd rather go Fusion.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:02 AM   #12
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123gr SST
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:09 AM   #13
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123 SST Works great!
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:19 AM   #14
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123g SST

Son shot one @ 92 yards, low and back gut shot. Buck only ran 40yds
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:50 AM   #15
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I didn't care for the SST after a few pigs and one deer. I'd rather go Fusion.
Does the fusion hold together better? Everything I've shot with the sst hasn't made it more than 40 yards, most dropped. But I'm not getting pass throughs on pigs, or deer.

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Old 11-27-2019, 12:36 PM   #16
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Does the fusion hold together better? Everything I've shot with the sst hasn't made it more than 40 yards, most dropped. But I'm not getting pass throughs on pigs, or deer.

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Yes.

I had the same experience.
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:55 PM   #17
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120gr Speer Gold Dot if you reload; Hornady SST 123gr if you do not.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:00 PM   #18
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Does the fusion hold together better? Everything I've shot with the sst hasn't made it more than 40 yards, most dropped. But I'm not getting pass throughs on pigs, or deer.

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This is what I have experienced as well. Bullet does awesome damage and animal does not go far at all however I have yet to get a blood trail.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:18 PM   #19
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Fusion for me. Mine hates the black for some reason.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:50 PM   #20
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The Black has been awesome in my 12.5” barreled 6.5 Grendel SBR’s. Furthest shot on a deer has been 210yds. The buck dropped right in his tracks. Have killed numerous pigs, coyotes with it. Probably close to 100 in the last year and a half, some big ol pigs as well. I’ve heard same results with the SST, but wasn’t going to change what’s been working for me.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:19 AM   #21
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Sst 123
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:37 AM   #22
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I shoot the Hornady Black ELD-M out of my larue with thermal. Only ever shot hogs but, it melts them and is super accurate
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:17 AM   #23
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Fusion. Black and SST don't pass through. I killed a few pigs with one. Fusion was flat out the best performance.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:49 AM   #24
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Thanks y’all. I ended up finding a Black Friday deal on some 123gr HPBT American gunners!


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Old 12-02-2019, 07:42 AM   #25
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Fusion is out of stock dang near everywhere. My dealer said that all the distributors he deals with are backordered with no expected delivery date.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:13 PM   #26
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How do the new BTHP shoot compared to the sst or black?
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:14 PM   #27
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Fusion is out of stock dang near everywhere. My dealer said that all the distributors he deals with are backordered with no expected delivery date.


Try SGammo.com


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Old 12-02-2019, 09:30 PM   #28
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Hornady black. Killed hogs, deer, badgers and yotes. Works great and is accurate.
Same here. Ran the 123 sst first but black groups better out of my gun so started running them and that's all I shoot now
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:59 PM   #29
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I've had great luck with the 123g SSTs on deer and hogs. They group better out of my gun than the black as well.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:09 PM   #30
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #31
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I shoot the Hornady Black ELD-M out of my larue with thermal. Only ever shot hogs but, it melts them and is super accurate
Same here. Use them in my LaRue and they group well and drop pigs where they are standing.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:26 PM   #32
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I’ve been having great luck with 120gr eldm for deer, hogs, and coyote. I’ve also used the 120BTHP with good success. I’m thinking about loading some gold dots up.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:58 PM   #33
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120gr Speer Gold Dot if you reload; Hornady SST 123gr if you do not.
Got a good recipe on these?
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:06 PM   #34
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Got a good recipe on these?
I don’t use them yet but my grendel load is 28.0gr XBR8208 with a 120eldm
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