Its my understanding that the Berger Bullets are designed to shed 40-80 % of their weight, after they penetrate about 2-3 inches. In the process, they are designed to transfer most of the energy into the animal tissues in the form of shrapnel and cause a huge wound cavity. This is according to their description and to me it sounds a lot like a "hollow point" approach ??? I think it may work on small or maybe medium game, but not on the large tough game. Traditional soft point hunting bullets are designed for penetration and to hold together as much as possible to ensure that penetration. Berger takes a different approach to hunting with their VLD bullets. Does anyone have any experience with VLD bullets in the real hunting situation ??? Any comments would be helpfull.