Post by hatchetjack1 on Dec 5, 2017 6:19:12 GMT -5
Looking to see what the real differences are between the 250 gr SST vs the 250 FTX other than the hard plastic tip vs the softer tip. Some say they are the same bullet other than the tips. Others say the FTX has a harder lead that stays together at higher velocities.
I cut both the SST and FTX in half with a bandsaw once . Found them to be identical in construction. The newer SST's have the same tip also. Also found them to shoot and perform the same accuracy wise and terminally on deer. For some some reason the SST's are a couple dollars a box cheaper. Just labeled differently.
Post by 1coyotemaster on Dec 5, 2017 14:11:22 GMT -5
That's interesting, I knew they looked pretty similar but always assumed there was a difference in jacket thickness. I do know for sure that the FTX kills like lightning at relatively modest velocities. The only downside is the dismal BC of .210 on the 250 FTX, BUT if you don't shoot over 300 and the wind isn't howling I've found it to be manageable. As a bonus they are affordable enough to allow me to send quite a few downrange at steel targets.
Post by hatchetjack1 on Dec 5, 2017 16:51:07 GMT -5
Just got off the phone with tech support at Hornady. Was told only difference between the 2 bullets are the hard tip vs soft tip. Other than that was told everything including materials and construction are exactly the same.