I've used the 201gr VLD in my 300 WM for some years now. In fact only four animals killed with my rifle were not shot with those bullets. Over the years I've hunted many, many springbuck, probably 7 or 8 large blue wildebeest bulls, 6 or 7 large Gemsbok bulls and even a wounded eland bull with this combination, as well as several other smaller species. I've always experienced exactly what the claims were - penetration, then violent expansion and in fact explosive performance with not a single exit on any of these large animals mentioned above. The range was generally 180m-300m. These were all shot with the original yellow boxed VLD's (I can find a stock number if I look I think) as I had about 8 boxes of these. In them meantime I bought 5 or 6 boxes of the orange "Hunting VLD" and this year I hunted my first animals with these. The shot placement was not always perfect, but this time I experienced several exists on both Blue Wildebeest and Gemsbok and more tracking and reactions that seemed more in line with so-called controlled expansion bullets with less wounding. I realise that no two animals are identical and neither are any two shots, but my immediate thought was that maybe these bullets seem more strongly constructed than the previous ones. The orange boxes were purchased probably about three years ago. Has anyone else experiened the same? Maybe Eric can confirm. Everywhere I've seen it said that these are the same as the previous VLD's and that it is only the new "match VLD" that has a thicker jacket in the VLD series. Thanks.