GS bullet range report
I promised that I would report when I got out to shoot long with the GS bullets. So here goes.
We went out yesterday, probably should have stayed home due to the weather, but we shoot so bad we went anyway. It was quite windy. Blowing around 10 to 20 mph from 2:00 on our range. Kind of a nasty buffeting, switching wind.
We shot two different GS bullets, .264 110g out of a 6.5-06AI, and .308 177g out of 30-338Lap AI. The 6.5 is running the 110's at 3425fps, and the 30 is running the 177's at 3660fps
We decided to shoot despite the wind just to see if the drops would match the advertised bc's. That and it is a lot of fun when you make a good shot in the wind.
We shot out to 575yrds and both bullets held drops according to the advertised bc's. We then moved to 1038yrds. The wind proved to be too much to collect any good data. The 6.5 ran out of scope travel at the 575yrd, so next time it will be carrying a diff scope. The 30 hit the steel one out of three shots at 1038. Just too much wind.
Not very conclusive, but I felt like we got some good answers.
Question: What kind of effect does a head wind have on bullet flight? Reason I ask, is I was also shooting a 30-378 with 180g E-tips. It did not match drops at 1038yrds. In fact it fell very short. My experience in the past with the E-tip was good, and I did not experience larger than expected drops at long range.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.