Originally Posted by jhlobik
Its my understanding that the Berger Bullets are designed to shed 40-80 % of their weight, after they penetrate about 2-3 inches. In the process, they are designed to transfer most of the energy into the animal tissues in the form of shrapnel and cause a huge wound cavity. This is according to their description and to me it sounds a lot like a "hollow point" approach ??? I think it may work on small or maybe medium game, but not on the large tough game.
Traditional soft point hunting bullets are designed for penetration and to hold together as much as possible to ensure that penetration.
Berger takes a different approach to hunting with their VLD bullets.
Does anyone have any experience with VLD bullets in the real hunting situation ??? Any comments would be helpfull.
I don't think anyone designs a bullet to shed the jacket. I do think that they design to a
specific use and if not used for that designed use they cannot be expected to perform perfect
Most bullet failures are from improper use (Not within design velocities, wrong type for game,
Poor shot placement for that particular bullet and even the wrong twist rate). all of these
things can lead to poor performance if not paid attention to.
There is no "Golden Bullet" that will do it all, so you have to select the right one for the job.
I use more than 10 different types of bullets for hunting because of a combination of accuracy
and terminal performance on the type of game I am hunting and if presented with a shot that
does not lend it's self to the bullet I am using I ether change my point of impact to improve the
performance or pass on the shot all together.
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