Berger Target VLDs for Hunting Experiences?
Anybody tried Berger's Target VLDs on pigs, deer, or other similar or larger sized animals? If so how did these bullets perform on the game?
I've read that Berger doesn't recommend their Target VLD for hunting because they have never field-tested these bullets on animals to confirm they're suitable for hunting, like they field-tested their Hunting VLDs prior to recommending them for hunting. I understand the Target VLDs have a thicker jacket along the bearing surface compared to the Hunting VLD bullets to survive higher launch velocities - thus the concern the Target VLDs may not expand reliably on game.
If anybody has tried them, I'm looking for some feedback on the experience - positive or negative. I've got a 25 RUM that's too hard on the 115 gr Hunting VLDs at 3800 fps. Most of them shoot pretty well, but I get a few fliers and about 1 in 10 fail to reach or hit my 300 yd target. So I'm purchasing some of the 115 gr Target VLDs to see if they'll survive these higher MVs. I'm interested in hunting with them provided they reach my targets intact and with acceptable accuracy for LRH.