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Old 02-23-2015, 10:45 AM   #51
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I know the bullet has nothing to do with it. My point was that they are inaccurate rounds fired through most rifles. I have talked to two different gun smiths that have said the powder they use to get the velocity burns inconsistently, and they have rarely seen them perform in many rifles.
Well sorry to hear about your bad experience with them. Personally I will keep shooting them with great performance from them in all of my rifles. Not only can I shoot a clover leaf at the range but have absolutely devestating performance on animals.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #52
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I have read a lot about the inconsistency of the Superformance powder, but that is from guys reloading it. I cannot say for sure but I have heard it is a blended powder and if that is true, I am not sure how you can get consistency shot to shot with a blend.
I don't have the answers but if it shoots for you, keep using it and if not, go with something else.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:37 AM   #53
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:04 PM   #54
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I had great luck with the Hornady Light Magnums when they were made. With Superformance, only in .223 75 gr. BTHPs. Nothing else, and I have tried them in several guns. I have zero issues with the SST bullets however.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:49 PM   #55
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Had the same problem with a box of 6.5 creedmoor ammo, the primer pockets were a little deep. Called them and they emailed me shipping label and i sent them in one box that was about half fired. Once they got them they "tested them" they never actually said the pockets were too deep, but they sent me 2 new boxes from a different lot #, and these have been fine.

Anyone who knows anything about mass manufacturing knows every now and then some bad stuff gets out, but they made it right without any hassle so i was pleased.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #56
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When I was in the reloading business I avoided Hornady brass due to the extreme variation in length, etc. Never had a problem with W-W, Rem, Federal, or any other brass except Hornady.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #57
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Been shooting SST in several calibers for years. No problems.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:59 PM   #58
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I switched to Hornady several years ago after my brother had a FTF from greenbox Remingtons.
I've never had a problem with any Hornady ammo, but every gun will like a particular brand/type of ammo.
My Rem700 30-06 will shoot just about anything with the same accuracy.
My TC Encore 25-06 will make 3 touching holes shooting 4 Hornady Customs. Using the Superperformance opens up the group a little bit, still a tight group, but not touching.
Your gun will probably like something different.
The next guy's gun will probably like something different than both of us.
There will be other guns that will be the same as on of us.
It's just a matter of finding what your gun likes to shoot.
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #59
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Bump for CHEW. . .
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:17 PM   #60
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Thank you. Maybe I should have researched ammo failures before venting about the rifle
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:43 PM   #61
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Superformance has always shot lights out for me in .25-06, 7mm-08 and .243.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:08 PM   #62
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Never had a problem with them firing, just grouping.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:59 PM   #63
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No problems with SSTs.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:37 AM   #64
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If it is Superformance with the SSTs throw it away and never buy anymore. That stuff is crap. I have never had any issues with any of my guns shooting hornady loads until I went with Superformance. Had two different guns throw it all over the paper.

I had some in .257 Roberts and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. It did the same thing in my 7/08.

I've heard of others having issues with Hornady primers, but I don't remember if it was the superformance ammunition or not.

IMO, Hornady screwed up when they got rid of the Light Magnum line of ammunition and went to the superformance lineup.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:01 PM   #65
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I get a box of the American Whitetail loads every other year or so that has FTF issues. They will have a good primer strike but no boom on the other end. When it shoots, it is perfect for my rifle.
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