The VLD bullet design is known amongst shooting supplies for two essential components. Like many lengthy and heavy bullets, the VLD bullet design exhibits a boat tail. The second and most crucial component is the long secant ogive. The ogive design means less drag as the bullet moves toward the target. Less drag allows the VLD bullet to shoot flatter and experience less drift than other shooting supplies. Plus, the minimal drag gives way to better maintained velocity. Essentially, the VLD design supports better accuracy because the VLD design does not require as many sight adjustments as the winds and weather conditions change around you.
Berger Bullets always uses the uncomparable VLD design in their hunting shooting supplies. The sharp nose will penetrate up to 2 or 3" before expanding inside the animal. During the expansion process the bullet relieves 40% to 85% of itself as shrapnel within the animal tissue. The lethal shrapnel plus hydrostatic shock creates an extensive wound cavity that is about 13" to 15" in length. The traumatic nature of the wound leads to the animal quickly dropping and most likely going into shock. If not, the animal will give way to blood loss and possibly organ failure, which ultimately results in a lethal kill. The beauty of Berger Hunting Bullets is that the energy of the bullet expands inside the animal, which results in a fast kill with optimally zero tracking.
A Match Grade bullet is made from the finest copper and lead around and designed for consistency rather than speed. Berger Bullets produces match grade shooting supplies using the J4 Precision Jacket, which is known world wide for optimal concentricity. Every single jacket measures to .0003 or less in variation of wall thickness - which is significantly better than most J4 Precision Jackets that measure .0002 or less. The specially designed J4 Precison Jackets and bullets are all made on one set of dies for maxium consistency per box. Consistency and uniformity is the marker of excellency for Berger Bullets!