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GUNSITE XLR CLASS & BULLET TEST PHASE 2
 
The thread with the above title can be seen at the link below.
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3235869#Post3235869
  
Mr. Frank Galli, the owner of Sniper's Hide, makes the following statement about GSC SP bullets in the thread:

"Here is the not counting them out part. In the first test where I shot them we were told we were going too slow, now I am sure we will be told we are going too fast. Okay great, I have the spec sheet from Bruno which says it is suited for all 338 calibers and gives a MV of 2850fps although not specifically, and as for twist rate I see nothing that states a 1-7 as ELR Researcher told me. I have 50 rounds of these same bullets, and using an 1-9.5 I believe I can get them to 2850fps for a final try, but honestly I think anyone considering these should wait and see."

GS comments as follows:

1. "In the first test where I shot them we were told we were going too slow, now I am sure we will be told we are going too fast." 

Mr. Galli omits to mention that, in the first test where he shot GSC bullets, he used the 232gr SP at 2800fps.  On this occasion, he is referring to the 295gr SP shot at a muzzle velocity of 3100fps.

The data sheets for these bullets, which he has seen because he quotes from them, states that the maximum launch speed for the 232gr SP he used first is 3000fps.  The 295gr bullet maximum launch speed is 2850fps.

Mr. Galli therefore does not realise that launch speed is governed by bullet design and he does not follow manufacturers recommendations. It seems that he also does not realise that lighter bullets are intended for higher launch speeds than heavier bullets.

Proof of the fact that he knows which limitations the spec sheets for the bullets give is that he mentions these facts but fails to adhere to them. ("I have the spec sheet from Bruno which says it is suited for all 338 calibers and gives a MV of 2850fps although not specifically")

2.  "as for twist rate I see nothing that states a 1-7 as ELR Researcher told me. I have 50 rounds of these same bullets, and using an 1-9.5 I believe I can get them to 2850fps for a final try"

Although the 295gr SP has been discontinued and replaced with an improved design, the spec sheet for the 295gr SP bullet is still available on the GSC site at this link:

On this spec sheet the maximum speed is given at 2850fps.  On the chart and in the description of the chart parameters, the twist rate, within which the 295gr SP bullet will work for long range, is given as 1:7" to 1:8". Mr. Galli has difficulty comprehending and understanding the information given or he assumes that no one will check the facts.  I find it difficult to believe that Mr. Galli does not know that a stability factor between 1.2 and 1.5 is desireable.

Mr. Galli wants to 'test' a superceded bullet, intended to be used in a 7" to 8" twist, in a 9.5" twist.  The spec sheet tells him that the bullet has no chance of working. 

What could be his motive for this, other than to demonstrate his ignorance and lack of comprehension?  He fails to follow instrucions and then complains about it when the product fails.  He is trying to row a Ferrari through the surf off the beach and, when it is pointed out to him, he bans the person who does so or, as he has done several times, threatens to ban unless the person 'toes the line' and stops asking difficult questions.
 
 

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 coated.