I know that the actual VMax and SST bullets are different however I just had both the above cartridges shipped directly from Hornady and the specs on the boxes are exactly the same down to the bar code. When I ran the bar code both boxes came out as Hornady V-MAX. Also, except for the LE section on the Hornady website, it no longer shows the load incorporating the V-MAX bullet it only shows it having the SST bullet which is odd given I was just sent a 500 round case from them with 6 boxes which say SST and the rest V-MAX. I did an ARFCOM and web search and the results included everything from the company making labeling mistakes all the way to misrepresentation. The simplest answer is that they changed which bullet they put in the load however I would have thought Kathy from the LE division would have told me; she is quite knowledgeable.
Thanks in advance!
I would like to know as well (the "vmax" component bullets have disappeared as well.)
You can tell if you cut one open or pull it. The vmax are flat base and SSTs have boattail and cannelure/grooves.
I would kill for a .310 sst to load (right now I'm stuck loading .308 SSTs for 'go to' ammo, they do shoot okay though)
the component bullet (hornady number 3142 shows SST on their site, but a google search it shows as a vmax http://www.hornady.com/store/7.62-Cal-.310-123gr-SST/
Graf & Sons sells Hrn V-Max. Just checked their website and still in stock.