SOUTH AFRICA: 2021 South Africa (Northern & Eastern Cape) Hunt Report

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Great report, pictures and videos. And sounds like a lovely trip. Thank you for taking us with you at least virtually.



I shoot the 139gr SSTs on whitetail here and they shoot better groups than Rem 140gr Core-Lokts, At least in my guns. But not just the 7x57, same goes for 150gr 30-06. I'd blame the scope.
Horse Puckey.

If it was the scope, all ammo would shoot poorly. Each rifle is different from another as to how they will shoot a particular load. Just because the SST shoots well in yours, does not mean it will in Hank's. Ditto the Cor-lokts.
 

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You're right. I just find the SSTs shooting better than most in most rifles. Granted I only tried 7x57 (2 different rifles), 2 different 30-06, and 2 different 308s, and 2 different .300WM. In general I do find the Hornady SST and Interbond bullets in same weight flying very well and to similar point of impact. I also found the Core-Lokts good but grouping worse. Overall I find Hornady ammo the most consistent out of most of my rifles, regardless of calibre and bullet weight. With exceptions (some 168gr .308 silvertips seem to shoot as well). This is of course no proof of what it does in other rifles but "all over the place" would make me wanna check the scope mounting and try many more different loads in that rifle before blaming the Hornadys.

Plus I thought all ammo shot poorly, just that the core-lokts were acceptable. Maybe I misunderstood that.
 

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You're right. I just find the SSTs shooting better than most in most rifles. Granted I only tried 7x57 (2 different rifles), 2 different 30-06, and 2 different 308s, and 2 different .300WM. In general I do find the Hornady SST and Interbond bullets in same weight flying very well and to similar point of impact. I also found the Core-Lokts good but grouping worse. Overall I find Hornady ammo the most consistent out of most of my rifles, regardless of calibre and bullet weight. With exceptions (some 168gr .308 silvertips seem to shoot as well). This is of course no proof of what it does in other rifles but "all over the place" would make me wanna check the scope mounting and try many more different loads in that rifle before blaming the Hornadys.

Plus I thought all ammo shot poorly, just that the core-lokts were acceptable. Maybe I misunderstood that.
I may have said I shot poorly (or at least I felt like I did on some occasions) but there was no question that that one type of ammo shot poorly - even my PH couldn't get it to group. We didn't have that problem with the other brands. While I adjusted the reticle when I changed ammo, they were always small adjustments - nothing to indicate the scope had gone out of whack.

Neither Hornady nor Remington are my 'go to' brands for ammo, so I didn't hold a brief for one or the other. I just wanted a bullet to go where the crosshairs were.
 

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Thanks for taking us along on the adventure! Great fun to read and tag along!
 

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