Compare the Berger VLD and SMK

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by CPerkins, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Maybe this a stupid question, but exactly what are the differences in these two bullets? I am mostly looking at 30 cal. bullets 180gr. or less.
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    The Bergers use a thinner jacket and softer lead core than the SMK. the VLD series bullets have a big advantage in BC over the SMK's in the same weight. They do act differantly when you load them , the Bergers seem to like to seated into the lands and don't like max pressure loads , where you can fudge the SMK's a little