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WHICH BULLET DO WE RECOMMEND?

HOW TO SELECT A BULLET

GSC makes four different bullet styles, each configured for a specific use.

HV Bullets for normal hunting and HV Bullets that are designed for hunting at longer ranges.  They are designated General Hunting and Long Range Hunting. HV Bullets are drive band bullets and can be fired at higher speeds than smooth or grooved bullets of the same weight, without exceeding standard pressure levels.  Barrel wear is reduced and external, as well as terminal ballistics are improved.  Use HV bullets when a tough bullet with guaranteed expansion is required. HV bullets expand reliably from 1500/1600fps.

 

FN Bullets are intended for dangerous game where deep, linear penetration is essential.  Other applications would be for birds or very small animals where any expanding bullet would result in unacceptable damage to the cape.  FN Bullets are also manufactured with drive bands and are safe to use in any double rifle, modern or old.

SP Bullets are target and tactical bullets.  All SP bullets are made with drive bands for reduced wear and reduced heat build up.  SP Bullets are perfectly concentric and uniformity from batch to batch is guaranteed.  SP Bullets are application specific and attention must be given to the technical data that is available for every bullet in the SP Bullet section.

HP Bullets are standard velocity, smooth, monometal hollow point bullets for general hunting.  This is the original bullet style manufactured by GS Custom dating back to 1993.  The HP bullets have been re-designed with the experience GSC has gained since 1993.  New HP Bullets feature a wide window of application and rock solid terminal performance, with expansion from as low as 1600fps impact speed.

Go to the Technical Data link and select the style of bullet that will suit your application.

Find your cartridge, or the bullet in which you are interested, in the list and click on the link.  This will open a page with that bullet profile.

Check the following for suitability on the profile:

1.  The rifle barrel bore and groove diameter.

2.  If the rifle is a magazine rifle and not a single shot or double, check the minimum and maximum bullet protrusion.

3.  Can the cartridge exceed the maximum muzzle velocity given for the bullet?

4.  Does the twist rate of the barrel of the rifle and the twist rate required by the bullet length allow the use of the bullet?

Monometallic copper bullets are lighter than bullets containing lead.  The first step in choosing a bullet is therefore to drop down from the "traditional" weight for a calibre.

For every combination of bore diameter and rate of twist, there exists an ideal bullet length for the various applications. We make cartridge specific bullet recommendations because we design every bullet with the cartridge and the intended use in mind. 

We base our recommendation on many criteria and you can rest assured that we will always recommend the best bullet for your application, based on field testing on the toughest game and the most advanced technology on earth. 

Here is a table with bore, groove and twist rate specifications.

Notes on 6.5 and .264" Calibers.

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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 coated.