Re: would you shoot a bison with a VLD?
It wouldn't be my preference with an impact velocity of 3000 fps. I would select a different bullet - no doubt about it - with such a large impact velocity on such a huge animal. At that velocity, I've had the 30 caliber 210 VLD completely disintegrate within 10-12 inches on a smallish black bear.
But I would if the shot placement would be strictly controlled - through the ribs on a completely broadside target posture. Just behind the front leg muscles. And I'd much prefer an impact velocity of 2000 fps than 3000fps with the VLD on an animal the size of a bison. Just shoot him at 800 yds and you should achieve a preferable impact velocity.
Last edited by phorwath; 10-09-2011 at 10:32 PM.