|Submitted by Robbie Miller,
Houston, Texas. Attached is a group from my .257 at 100 yds. It was
shot on 12-7-08; the load was 78.5 gr of H-1000. The bullet was
257100HV054. The group was .34".
Last Aug. in Texas I was able to get 3412fps out of
the 80gr HV bullets in 6.8SPC with one of my 20"
DMR chambered 13 twist barrels. We shot a 275 lb
boar in the left shoulder and the bullets exited the
right ham, so it traversed that hog from corner to
The 105gr bullets are really too long for feeding
from the mag of an AR but, in single loading I was
getting 3000fps from the 6.8SPC using my 1 in 11
twist barrel. I shot a 308 with a 20" barrel loaded
with 155gr Lapua Scenars and the 6.8 with the 105 GS
bullet side by side at 464yds. The 6.8 had
approximately 7" less drop with both rifles zeroed
at 300 yds. Elevation was approximately 5000ft. If
the military picked up the 6.8 the 105gr SP would be
one heck of a sniper bullet.
I think Adam and Chris are the guys that ordered
from you, they both have at least 2 of my 6.8
rifles. The 99HV will be a great hunting bullet for
I took a 5x5 meat elk last year at 372yds using a
AR15 in 6.8 but,
I used a 110gr Accubond bullet. Now that the 99gr
HV is out it will do a much better job. The 6.8
isn't my choice for a big trophy elk, I was after a
smart old mule deer that knows me better than I know
him and just ran across the elk and my hunting
partner needed the meat. We are all impressed with
the GS bullets, the only down side is the cost which
will push most away. I need to test a small amount
with several different twist rates and barrel
lengths. Some bullets actually slow down in longer
barrels because the 6.8 uses fast rifle powders like
RE10X and RE7. After the testing I will let the guys
know and then we will place larger orders, they
aren't that much more expensive than Barnes.
Submitted by Rich Coyle - January 2009
the .375 caliber 265 grainers arrived from South Africa, I worked up
a load till the bolt was barely sticky. Then I backed off a couple
grains. I loaded up a few cartridges and went to the range. The
first bullet went right through the center of the "X"!
What a way to start. So did the next one. I was concerned thinking
I missed the whole target so I walked out the 100 yards and
checked. The "round" hole was barely oval. The third went into the
same group! The hole was 1/16" larger than the
diameter of a bullet. I shot one more. It opened up the group to
5/16" and one more opened it up to 9/16". Foolishly I shot them all
up at the range.
Submitted by Mike Price, Mississippi
I have developed my
hunting load with the GS HV 100gr in my 257Wby.
Great velocity, no pressures, great
group. Using IMR7828, Fed 215 primers (CCI had too big of 1 1/2
group lower velocities) Weatherby brass, OAL 3.201" group size
.164". (Pictures herewith.)
past season, the GS Custom 130grain HV bullets in my
wife's .30-06 accounted for five head of game
in seven shots. Two of the shots were reasonable, but
unnecessary follow-ups on an elk and a 400lb feral hog.
what I've seen, this little bullet has enough integrity to
break through at least two major bone structures - shoulder
and spine - and continue on to exit all but a lengthwise
shot. The only bullet we recovered was from the elk.
easy to shoot bullet is a perfect general purpose deer slug,
capable of handling heavier game if called upon.
Unlike some other monometal bullets, what really impresses
me about the GS Custom HV bullets is their cleanliness!!!
These are, by far, the best bullets I've tried in regards to
lack of fouling and ease of cleanup. The lack of fouling is
INCREDIBLE!!! One patch of solvent to remove powder fouling,
one patch to clean up after that patch, and one patch to
lightly oil the bore! That's it! Time to go hunting again!
Fairbanks, Kodiak, Alaska
Submitted by Bill Davis,
Jasper, GA - October 2008:
I shot a doe last week with the 150gr 308 at 3200fps from my custom Rem 700 300SAUM. The shot was
short at 30yds but the bullet punched thru both shoulders with
almost no bloodshot meat; that part impressed me. I was hoping
to get some longer shots and some shots at hogs to test the
bullet at longer distances and on heavier game but the game
didn't cooperate because of the weather.
I have spent a lot of days on the range
testing A LOT of bullets but have never shot one in so many
various calibers that was so easy to make shoot. I usually test
4 powders at a time, load the GS bullets to just touch the lands
and see which powder shows the most potential for speed and
accuracy. Then when I find the combo with the potential I go up
in powder weight until I reach the velocity I want and where the
bullet still shows it's accuracy potential. Then I start seating
the bullets deeper by .005", usually though, the bullet/powder
combo that shows the most potential shoots right from the start
at just touching the lands. With the 300SAUM the 150 GS would
shoot very accurately at multiple OALs. And this bullet
duplicates it's results every time at the range, in other words,
once the accuracy load is found it will be accurate every time
it's shot when the shooter does his part. Some bullets won't do
that, at least for me.
Bobby Lowe's elephant hunt
in Africa. Click on the image to follow the link to the testimonial.
I bought some .375 cal GSC SP bullets from you.
I have shot several test groups with them. So far they are much
better than any of the other bullets that I tried. My first
5-shot group at 100 yards I put 3 out of five in the same exact
hole! The group was about 3/4" overall. When I tested them at
200 yards, I shot two 3-shot groups: 3/4" and 7/8".
Following are some remarks
the GS Custom 257 HV bullets: I loaded 6 bullets with what I
know about my rifle already and the experience that I have had
with other bullets. I decided on 73.2 grains of IMR 7828, Rem 9
1/2 primer and the 100 GS @ 3.210" col. I only shot three and
got the best group of my life. Outside to outside was 0.339" and
mv was 3600 av with standard dev of 18. I can't ask for more. I
have found a new hunting load and a target load in the same.
Below is a pic taken with my phone of the group that was fired
at 105 yards in a slight breeze. The problem with other bullets
was too much extreme spread in shot to shot velocity. The GS's
had only 34 fps extreme spread and I am confident of my 400 yard
groups because of this.
I will for sure be
ordering more of the 257 HV's. My previous best was .171" . This
one is .079 after the math. Great shooting bullet.
This is the
group that I fired with the HV's at 3600 fps. It shows no pressure
signs and it is a pleasure to shoot. Highly accurate too. It doesn't
get any better. My rifle is a Weatherby Accumark in 257.
I thought I would drop you a line and tell you how the GS bullets performed.
I bought a Weatherby .257 about a month ago, shot it once, then put it in the
shop for a new timney trigger and just got it back. Today I loaded up two
bullets each of 7 loads. I used H-1000 and loaded 75, 75.5, 76, 76.5, 77, 77.5,
78, and 78.5 grains. By the time I got to 78.5 grains it was compressed, so I
stopped. I shot them all and never got any pressure signs, but the grouping
was pretty amazing. I wasn't expecting any accuracy so I didn't keep track of
which 2-shot group was from which load, but I know several:
The 75 gr. was .9, the 76 gr. was .16 (touching) and the 78.5 gr. was .26.
The other 4 were: .4, .3, .84 and .94. Nothing over an inch. I loaded the
bullets to the second drive band and tomorrow I am going to start with the
78.5 load and start seating the bullet deeper and see where I end up. So far I
couldn't be happier.
Robbie Miller, Houston, TX.
GS Custom Bullets, situated in Port Elizabeth on the East Coast of South Africa,
manufactures solid copper, turned, monolithic bullets for hunting and sport shooting.
These bullets are used by hunters on several continents, hunting from the smallest of
antelope to the largest of dangerous game, using the smooth HP bullet, as well as the
more popular HV, FN and SP bullets with the patented drive band concept. GSC bullets
are configured for the highest possible ballistic coefficients. SP bullets are mainly
used for sport shooting. All GS Custom Bullets are moly coated.