Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Thompson/Center Venture + Hornady Superformance = Bad Day For Deer
Hornady Superformance SST loads. Every year it seems the ammo manufacturers come out with some new load that promises to be the ultimate whitetail medicine. Few deliver, but the Superformance does.
I don't entirely understand it, but Hornady claims they achieve a muzzle velocity that's 100 or 200 fps greater than a conventional load. And man, is it hard hitting. Jack's doe had a fist-sized hole where her heart used to be. No one - me, Jack, or the rest of the guys in deer camp -- had seen a deer hit that hard.
And best of all, it's not a hard-shooting load. I was a bit apprehensive about letting my son use a .270 on his first deer, especially with these hot loads. But there truly was no appreciable difference in recoil between the Superformance and a conventional load.
It's a deadly combo -- and one that's given us a full-to-the-brim deep freeze this winter.