Thanks for the info. The load we are using is definately reduced with a starting velocity of only around 2200 fps. In talking with Gerard he said that testing he has done showed full petal expansion with impact velocities down to around 1650fps. Just wanted to get some first had experience with them before ordering them. Our max range for hunting will be only 150 or so yards due to the velocity and energy aspects of the load. I am hoping that with the GS I can up both some, and still keep him from developing a flinch from the recoil.
I understand and appreciate your points as well, however we are not talking about the same things here. I have every 130gr bullet made by a major company and even some customs, the fact remains that the recoil when using them is just too much for the 5 1/2yr old shooting them. I am simply looking at the GS bullets due to the driving bands used in their construction hopefully allowing me to up the velocity a bit as well as the weight, and still maintain a shootable hunting load for the boy. The last thing I want to have to do is head off into the brush looking for an upset hog sporting hardware like this or bigger,
Again thanks for the info, but I am really only concerned with using the GS bullet for this purpose, and any practical experience with them.