The Berger Hunting bullet line features VLD match grade bullets that have the highest possible ballistic coefficient designed for 300 yards or more. Berger recommends that the bullets be seated to touch the rifling for best accuracy. Note, however, that the resulting cartridge overall length may be too long for some magazines. The VLD design incorporates a sharp nose that allows the bullet to penetrate 3" to 5" before it starts to expand. After the initial expansion, the bullet will shed between 40% and 85% of its weight as shrapnel into the surrounding tissue (internal organs). The combination between the shrapnel and the hydrostatic shock produces a massive wound cavity within the vital area that will be 13" - 15" long. This is not loaded ammuntion.
Posted by Jason C King on Jan 21st 2021
I use these in any new rifle for initial load devlopment. Sure, they can and do work on Big Game but my real purpose is to determine the accuracy potential of a new rifle. If they cannot fire these well at various charges/seating depths, I will look to rifle erros (bedding, scope mount, etc) prior to moving on to another bullet or simply selling the rifle.
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