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Carl's Tanzanian Safari

The pictures below are testimony to the fact that there is no such thing as having too much fun. Carl used several calibers to bag the game and used GS Custom 400 grain HV and 450 grain FN bullets in his 458 Lott, and 200 grain HVs in his 338-06. Few bullets were recovered, and amongst them were two 400 grain HVs at respectively 353.5 grains and 302.1 grains. The recovered 450 grain FN came in at 449.9 grains and the sole recovered 338 bullet (from the hippo) weighed 159.5.

The crocodile was taken with the 338-06 as was the hippo with the side head shot going between the eye and the ear. The first buffalo below was taken with the 400 grain HV at 70 yards. He was grazing with his head down and dropped like a rock at the shot. The third and fourth buffalo were also taken with the 400 grain HV. The zebra ran about 100 yds before his steam ran out. The hartebeast, shot with the 458 Lott and 400 gr HV bullet at 150 yds, tipped over and died. Three of the buffalo were shot at 60 to 80-yds with the fourth being 160 yds. All the 458 GS Custom bullets worked "as advertised" and only two of the buffalo were given insurance shots.


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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.