Re: Hornady 7MM 162 Grain A-Max
Nathan Foster of Terminal Ballistics Research rates the 162 A-Max as one of the best long range hunting bullets in the 7x57mm Mauser, for thin skinned game. It's very similar to a Berger VLD.
In my CZ 550 7x57 I'm getting sub-MOA accuracy with IMR 4064 seated 0.010" off the lands.
140 GameKing is just as accurate in my rifle, so the A-Max is only useful for really long shots.
Nathan's view is based as a pro hunter and seeing it used extensively in New Zealand. If an A-Max isn't any good, then a Berger VLD shouldn't be any good as they are very similar, except the price.
If I get a shot at a mule deer past 300 yards, the GameKing will be replaced by the A-Max, but I hope to get closer than 300 yards so I can use a neck shot.