Originally Posted by TheShootist
I haven't used the VLD for anything other than target shooting. I hear it's supposed to be a decent hunting bullet as well, but I'm a born skeptic. What's the concensus out there?
Took this buck with some break-in loads that just happened to shoot about .3. Rifle is a Sako 308 with an Obermeyer bbl. 210 VLD over IMR4064 with Lapua brass and 210M primers. If you wonder if they may blow up at close range, in this instance, the answer is no. I shot him at 50 yards. I shoot left handed but he came up from my left. I had to pull the trigger right handed with my BAD right eye. Missed the shoulder by 1/2" if observing the hair over the front, high point of shoulder. Bullet exited behind offside shoulder and he did run about 30 yards. It was 11 degrees that morning and the blood trail was better than most left from an arrow and good broadhead. I'm so confident with the VLD I'm taking 150s in my 270 for wolf in 2 weeks.