Originally Posted by Tumbleweed
Interesting: I've yet to have a 210 Berger "blow up" on me even at close range on elk. They've penetrated well up close and soup up the vitals. As far as bone crushing, I've got a shattered chunk of bone hanging from the rear view mirror in my pickup from the bull I killed this year at just over 1K with the 210VLD, it was devastating and absolutely "bone crushing". Out of a 300 Win he won't be pushing the heavier Bergers fast enough to "blow up" anyway. But I don't know, these may not be a true hunting bullet.
This mirrors my experience too, as many already know.
I can honestly say I have tracked many elk and deer from some of the "Premium , True Hunting Bullets" penciling through with a tiny hole, some recovered some not. But never tracked one from a Berger VLD.
Use what you want, or have confidence in, it is a personal choice. But know how it works, what velocity , and where to place it for it to preform to its best ability.
And if you make a bad shot, "man up Nancy" it has happened to most all of us and none of us liked it.