Just got finished shooting and i recovered a 115 gr VLD out of my 25-06 at about 250 yards. The bullet was completely mushroomed but the core hadn't seperated from the jacket. I haven't weighed it but i'd say weight retention was probably only about 30-40% which in my book would constitute some pretty dramatic expansion. I shot a groundhog with one of these about a month ago and it picked him up and threw him back off of a rock at about 300 yards. I figured it'd just pass through the groundhog leaving a caliber sized hole. Instead, it left pretty dramatic damage for a match bullet. The ground the ground in which the bullet was recovered from is free of rocks as well so i know it didn't hit a rock. Anyone ever hunted with these things? I dont plan on it other than for the occasional groundhog (i normally shoot them with 85gr Ballistic tips) but i was just curious. Any accompanying pictures would be appreciated as well. If your interested, i could probably manage to take a picture of the bullet recovered.