Re: Optimizing Precision And Accuracy From VLD Bullets By Eric Stecker
I guess I'm the strange guy in the room. I shoot a 300 win. mag. and I use the 168 grain VLD. I started out with this bullet and some H-4831 powder and slowly worked my way up the grain scale until I hit 3350 FPS. I shoot the Remington Sendero so I am able to seat the bullet just off the lands, and man is this thing a tack driver. This is by far the most accurate rifle I have ever owned, using this load. I have never had my bullet exit an animal, its total destruction inside, not a real great meat saver, but I haven't had to track anything either. My first kill was a Colorado mule deer at 400 yards, I could not believe how fast he dropped. The second was a bull elk at 700 yards and he went down so fast I thought I had lost him. I have killed deer from 75 yards out to 500 and shot elk from 100 yards to 700, all went down on the spot but I have never seen an exit wound. I'm not sure if its the small bullet at this velocity that causes no exit, but man do I love it.