Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?
I have yet to find a load I'm truly happy with in my 264WM with the bergers. I built the gun around that bullet, just haven't found the perfect load yet.
On a happier note, the rifle shoots real well with the 140gr accubond. I really like the BC of the berger, but the terminal performance of the accubond has been excellent in everything I've used it in. I've recovered several bullets from different game, usually because it was shot at a tough angle requiring lots of penetration. All have retained very near 60% of their original weight, within a few % either way. They open fast to deliver major shock all the way through the wound channel, yet penetrate very well. Nothing against the berger, I may switch to it myself if I ever get the load perfected, The accubond has been very effective in several calibers out to 500yds for me. I've never seen one fail.