I happen to have an older one in the safe. VLS stock has the black tip. Shoots Winchester Supreme 140 gr. ballistic sivertips into 3/4 in. @ 100 regularly...sometimes smaller. The VLS stock was shortened slightly (recoil pad added back) and 26 in. barrel was shortened/recrowned to 24 in. by prof. smith. Not sure why I keep hanging on to it but...if your interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.