Van Zwoll teamed up with Grey Bull and laid down a pretty good long range hunting article in the current Guns and Ammo. One paragraph addressed "precession" and the bullet "going to sleep" over distance. I have heard differing viewpoints on this subject, but what Van Zwoll describes has mirrored what I have experienced at the range with long, heavy for caliber, VLD bullets. "Precession, or the rotation of a bullet's nose about its axis, increases drag but is generally greater near the muzzle than down range, when the bullet's spin overcomes the physical flaws that cause precession. Like a top that "goes to sleep" as it recovers from the force that spun it, a bullet can become more stable as it travels, shedding drag and actually shooting tighter groups (in minutes of angle) at long range than it does up close. Thats why a rifle that prints one-inch groups at 100 yards may give you two-inch groups at 300, even 400 yards." I've seen more than one rifle struggle to get sub-moa at 100yds with max load, heavy, long for caliber vld bullets but then impressively print sub moa groups at 1000yds. Good food for thought when developing a long range hunting load with these VLD bullets.