A pertinent update to this thread. Berger's marketing department recently told another Forum member that their 115 gr .257 caliber Hunting and Target VLDs are the same exact bullet. This is evidently not the case in their other calibers, but for some reason or another, this 115 gr Berger .257 bullet only comes in one flavor. Which makes me wonder, is the 115 gr .257 bullet manufactured with the hunting version jacket or the target version jacket?
Here's a link to this member's Post:
Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD
And here's the reply he says he received from Berger's marketing department:
"In regards to all of our other Target and Hunting bullets the Target bullets have a thicker jacket to withstand rougher conditions. However, the only bullet in the entire Berger line that is exactly the same in every way in both the Target and Hunting version is the 25 cal 115 gr VLD. There are no differences in these two bullets. We simply designate each one for their particular lines to help shooters use choose bullets for their disciplines. Please let me know if you need anything further. Have a great day!