load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

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load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by martinandsonsac » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:35 pm

hello gentleman I'm new to the forum. I've been reloading for only a short time and I absolutely love it. I do everything by the book as safety is always my first concern as well as its been instilled in me from the military. Getting right to my question and I have searched all through the posts and I still haven't found any usable info. A family member got me a box of 165gr hornady sst bullets and I really want to load them for my 300blk but can't find any load data for this particular bullet. I don't have a hornady reloading book on hand. So I'm hoping yall can assist in this. Any info on this would be much appreciated

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by certifiable » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:39 pm

You didn't specify if you were wanting loads for subs or supers.
If it's subs you want, I have a couple loads posted here
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=96399
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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by martinandsonsac » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:43 pm

I've reloaded alot of supers but from what I read I figured 165gr was to small for subsonic. but if you that info that would be great. both subs and super please and thank you

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by martinandsonsac » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:55 pm

thanks this is great info but it brings up another question. A1680 is hard to find in my neck of the woods. the only powders that I can get for 300blk and I have both are A5744 and HLIL'GUN so can 1680 be replaced for either one of these and if so what is the correct amount. again thanks

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by plant.one » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:14 pm

lil gun will run them as supers' just fine.

according to hornady's 9th ... start charge is 10.8 grains, max is 14.5 grains @ 2.215 COAL.

if you need a 1680 replacement, try to find some 'shooters world blackout' powder. its (repackaged) DO-63.2, probably the closest thing to 1680 you're going to get, although it burns cleaner.


however - please note that you wont likely get enough velocity out of that bullet in a blackout for any kind of expansion, so they're not going to be recommended for hunting.

they should punch paper just dandy though and when i was playing with 168 amax in mine... they thump the steel pretty damn nice! :)

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ps: you can get a copy of the hornady's 9th edition for like $27 if you're a prime member - and i see it on sale regularly at the big box retailers for around $25 IIRC. since its one of the largest published datasets for 300 blackout in print right now... that alone makes it worth picking up.

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by martinandsonsac » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:46 pm

excellent!!! I plan on get Hornady books soon it just that I usually don't use Hornady bullets. I usually use Sierra for all my reloads but these were givin to me so I wanted to test them out. So glad I found this forum. Thanks again for all the help.

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by dellet » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:54 pm

At the top of the hand loading section the first line is suitable powders.
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=86656&sid=e39aa60 ... 99dbf1c7a8

Scroll down to the links for accurate powder. There will be load data for both subs and supers using 5744.
300 Blackout, not just for sub-sonics.

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by KTMRacer » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:09 pm

Not sure how easy IMR 4227 is to find in your neck of the woods but in my rifles it works great with the mid range weight supers.
It's also been my go to on a lot of my subs but I haven't tried it on anything under 175 grain.

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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by Spaghetti » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:36 am

certifiable wrote:
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:39 pm
You didn't specify if you were wanting loads for subs or supers.
If it's subs you want, I have a couple loads posted here
viewtopic.php?f=141&t=96399
Anything for supersonic?? And would the oal be the same for a supersonic?
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Re: load data help please(165gr Hornady sst 30 cal. .308")

Post by BobinNC » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:39 am

Contains Sierra supers 165 & 168 Load data:

https://sierrabullets.files.wordpress.c ... 052018.pdf

Contains Supers 165 Sierra and 168 Hornady Load data:

http://www.vigilanceaero.com/300AACReloadData.pdf

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