Berger VLD question...

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by megastink, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    I shoot a Savage .308 and it likes 168 grain bullets at or slower than 2700 FPS. I shoot 168 gr Hirnady A-Max under 1 MOA all day.

    I want a good factory load for shots between 50-350 yards, and I found HSM loads a round with both 168 and 175 gr Berger VLD's. I've read great reviews on this ammo, but the box says its designed for 300+ yard shots.

    Has anyone taken deer size game with a Berger VLD under 300, say closer to 100? Is it effective? Any shots under 100? Result?
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    I got a whitetail buck (120lbs) at 20 yards with a 168grain VLD from a 280Rem. Deer didn't take a step.

  3. supercrossbmx69

    supercrossbmx69 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    I witnessed a buddy of mine shoot a 200 pound+ whitetail at about 75 yrds with a 190 vld and it was dead before it hit the ground.