GUNSITE XLR CLASS & BULLET TEST PHASE
The thread with the above title can be seen at
the link below.
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
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
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.
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 instructions 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.