Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?
I use a 6.5-284 with Berger and JLK 140gr VLD' s which shoot just about identically in my Cooper with the same impact point and trajectory out to 700 yards. The JLK is slightly flatter shooting past that due to a higher ballistic coefficient...612 vs .640. I have shot 8 whitetails and 2 antelope with these bullets from 200 yards to 998 yards. All were one shot kills with eight dropping in there tracks. One antelope was shot at 200 yards, the others were shot between 375 and 998 yards with five whitetais shot between 500 and 700 yards. Except for the 200 yard antelope with a frontal chest shot, the rest had complete penetration with chest shots with small entry, 2-3 inch exit with a lot of internal damage. I noticed no difference in the wounds between the Bergers and JLK's. They are both outstanding bullets for deer sized game. My velocity is 2965 fps. I would expect a 260 to do well on game with VLD's at 700 yards.
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