Berger hunting VLD bullets

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by jrw1976, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. jrw1976

    jrw1976 New Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Hey guys I have been thinking about using the Berger Hunting VLD bullets in my hunting rifles (.270, 30-06, 7mm rem mag) and I am curious if they work as advertised. My biggest concern is, if there is a hard bone impact that the bullet won't enter the body cavity the 2-3 inches like advertised at ranges between 200-300 yards before coming apart and making the wound track. My prey of choice are mule deer with an average live wait of 150-170 lbs. I will be using 140gr and 150gr bullets. If you guys have any success stories or complete failures I would love to hear them all, so I can make my decission before I have to chase a wounded muley for miles. Thanks
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    A good friend of mine took the VLDs to africa with his custom montana rifle in .300 Tejas. They killed 10 animals including eland and zebra (large animals) all fell with one shot at distances ranging from around 50 yds to 300 yds. IMO, shot placement is much more important than bullet performance. Not saying bullet performance isnt important because it is, just that it doesnt matter what kind of state of the art projectile you use if you dont put the bullet where it will do the most good...;)

  3. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    JLA said it all with his opinion... Shot placement... Then bullet performance
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