GS bullet antelope hunting.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by RockyMtnMT, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. RockyMtnMT

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    Promised that I would give a report on my antelope hunt using the GS 177gr .308.

    I shot 2 does. One at 650yrds and another at 762yrds. My drops were right on with the drop charts using the advertised bc's.

    Had a discussion w/ Gerrard of GS bullets and he explained to me the difference between the old style bullets and the new style. The old style the first drive band is a vertical standoff from the shaft. The new, incorporates the 1st drive band as part of the flare of the ogive.

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    So far the new ones that we have shot run with the advertised bc's.

    Steve

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    The terminal performance was as I expected from prior use.
     
  2. BryanLitz

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    Also looks like the Boat Tail on the new design is MUCH better; it looks far too steep on the old one.

    Overall it's a very good looking bullet.

    How was the terminal performance?
     

  3. RockyMtnMT

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    Bryan,

    The terminal performance was good. As well as I can tell on a small animal like antelope. My 650 yrd shot missed the pump house and went through the gut. She never moved though, just laid down. No complaints. No blood shot that I have experienced with other bullets.

    I will be headed out on an elk hunt and mule deer hunt in a week for a couple weeks. We will be using the 177g .308, and 110g .264 GS HV bullets. This trip will give much better info. I will get pics this time.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  4. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    Was that the SP or HV style bullet for the .308?
     
  5. RockyMtnMT

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    HV. The SP does not have any expansion ability.

    Steve