Hi guys. Thanks for sharing your experience with the 210 VLD on the mule deer.
I want to add to this Thread that I did purchase the "MCR
Meplat Uniforming Tool" from Kevin at Montour County Rifles
and uniformed the meplat on several hundred Berger .308 210gr VLDs. I also uniformed the meplats on a couple hundred Berger 168gr VLDs in 7mm. But, I haven't shot any
of them yet. I'll learn how much the BC has been reduced when I fire some at 1000 yds over my chronographs. But Kevin and others have already been through this exercise, and I think it's been established that meplat uniforming could be expected to reduce the bullet BC by approximately 1% - 2%.
By the way, the MCR tool does a very nice job. It will even ream out the hollow center of the meplat into a uniform V shaped 'hollowpoint' type tip. The tips on these meplat uniformed bullets are now very
consistent and precise. So my VLD tips look pretty, and they're ready to be shot. Now I just need to allocate some time and get back to shoot'in and chronographing.
I'll need to harvest some game before I'll be able to tell if the VLD expansion is any more reliable due to the meplat uniforming. So whether these tricked out
meplats improve expansion consistency or not remains to be learned. I believe it could only help the cause, but if I get another failure to expand on a meplat-uniformed bullet, this Forum will be the first to learn about it!