GS bullets on game w/ pics

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by RockyMtnMT, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. RockyMtnMT

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    Ok, I got the pics developed. This bull elk was taken with a 300 rum, 348yrds, 160g GS HV, mv=3590fps, impact vel=2830fps.

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    This is the entrance wound. About 1" diameter in the hide.

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    1st look inside. Entrance wound.

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    Good look at the size of the permanent wound channel.

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    Exit hole on the inside.

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    Exit out through hide. Caliber size. Notice no blood shot. Also forgot to mention that this bull went about 10ft after the shot. The bull had no idea that we were in the area. I do believe this makes a difference on how far an animal will travel after the shot.
     
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    Next pic is a mulie shot at 297yrds with GS HV 110g from a 6.5-06ai. MV=3450fps, impact vel=2859fps. Shot was almost straight on. Entrance on the low right side of chest. Exit in front of left hip.

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    Sorry I did not get internal photos. Entrance and exit at the knife points. The bullet took out the heart and part of the liver. Amazingly it did not blow the paunch up. there was a caliber size hole through it. No giant mess of bile. I found it quite amazing that the bullet traveled the distance that it did. Did not divert path at all. It did break the shoulder bone on the entrance. Meat damage was very little. This buck traveled about 60yrds. He knew we were there on the shot. Right after this photo, we set up on a doe at 570yrds and got her. I had shot my buck at the same time as this buck. Now we had three on the ground and I forgot to take more photos. Too much work to do.

    Hope this is informative.

    Steve
     

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    Interesting... I wonder if they are expanding or not? Doesn't seem like much, if they are. Thanks for the testing and picture work. It'll be interesting to see more data come in on these.
     
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    Of course they are expanding, pointed non expanding bullet don't penetrate in a straight line, they are famous for tumbling
     
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    Very cool, thanks for posting them. The lungs on the elk look about like what I get with a Accubond but I get way more blood shot on the in and out which I hate. I think the star shape hole in the lungs is a good inticator to the bullet being open and working.
    I love pics of bullet performance!!! :D
     
  6. HUAINAMACHERO

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    Those are some nice pictures of bullet performance, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hmmmm. So for the increased hassle of aquiring them, AND additional cost, the GS offers a bit less bloodshot meat than a "conventional" hunting bullet? I guess I don't see an advantage to them. mtmuley
     
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    Steve, congratulations nice shooting. Great pics and footnotes, thanks for posting.
     
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    Good pictures and narrative text. Deadly shot placement too. Thanks for sharing. GS bullet sales are now likely to increase.
     
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    Hey mtmuley,

    You just like pissing in my cherrios or what. So how's it going. I tried to call you the other day.

    Steve
     
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    They are fully expanded. They are devistating on soft tissue, but not on firm tissue. Is the best way I can describe them. They are so different than the convetional bullets that we are used to. The killing power is hard to explain. I think next year we may spent some time trying to harvest some game with 22 cal just to see. They have been shooting fairly large African game with 22 cal HV's for a while now.

    Steve
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

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    Great Pics Steve. Have any details on your other kills?

    Mark

    EDIT: Got the details in the other thread.
     
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    JWP, I think you've got these bullets mixed up with the SP line. The SP's are the pointy, non-expanding bullets. These were the HV hunting line.

    Mark
     
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    I was responding to the poster that thought that the bullets didn't expand. I left the "not" out of my responce. I edited the original post