What is Federal HST ammo? Was in local GS today, guy behind counter said he heard that Federal might be discontinuing Hydra-shok rounds, have a look at these new rounds -- said "HST on the box" -- didn't have a price and didn't know what HST stood for.
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March 24, 2004, 02:42 PM
I googled and all I came up with is this: HST vs SXT (http://le.atk.com/pdf/PortlandWoundBallisticReport1.pdf)
I haven't gone to the Federal website to see what "HST" actually stands for. It may well be that it's simply a series of letters strung together that sound cool when repeated.
As I mentally page through today's marketing "buzzwords" (so necessary to sell stuff nowadays, along with string bikinis) I think "HST" is short for "Hyper Sonic Terminators." Or perhaps "Harmonically Stable Thumpers?" Or "Horrendous Stinging Trauma?" "Handgun Sent Trauma?"
I dunno. :)
March 24, 2004, 03:02 PM
I believe HST = Federal Hi-Shok 2 (Two)
Heres the advertising:
HST bullets feature a hollow point cavity precisely engineered for each caliber and load. A pre-formed core allows large bullet expansion even through the toughest barriers. Its scored jacket allows for a controlled upset with 100% weight retention. The tapered jacket wall initiates easy opening yet stops expansion at twice the bullet diameter. The bullet also features a radiused nose for reliable feeding.
March 24, 2004, 03:04 PM
Seems like that site is down (from here anyway). I couldn't find a thing on Federal's site, but I saw the box today with my own eyes.