Berger VLD Hunting 6.5mm 140gr
The Berger VLD Hunting 6.5mm 140 grain bullet is one of the flattest shooting hunting bullets available to Hunters in the world. Berger VLD Hunting Bullets are built with highly consistent J4 Precision Bullet jackets, most favored by custom bullet makers. The Berger VLD Hunting Bullets are identical in design to VLD Target bullets with the exception that Berger utilize a thinner J4 Precision jacket.
The result is rapid expansion during impact on game. Berger VLD Hunting 6.5mm 140 grain bullets are designed to penetrate 50 – 75mm. Rapid expansion thereafter create a massive wound cavity up to 380mm. The hydrostatic shock causes most animals to drop immediately.
Berger VLD Hunting Bullets incorporate a secant ogive design which allows the bullet to experience less drag as it travels to the target. This reduced drag is why the Berger VLD Hunting bullet shoots flatter, experiences less wind-drift, and has a higher retained velocity. Berger VLD Hunting Bullets are extremely popular for long range hunting applications.
The Berger VLD Hunting 6.5mm 140 grain bullets deliver great results in barrels with minimum twist rate of 1/9 or faster.
Technical Information of the Berger VLD Hunting 6.5mm 140gr:
Ogive Style: Secant
Base Style: Boat Tail
Jacket: J4 Hunting
G1 BC: 0.6
G7 BC: 0.307
G7 Form Factor: 0.935
Sec. density: 0.287
Base to Ogive: 18.2mm
Nose Length: 18.6mm
Bearing Surface: 11mm
The VLD bullet design is a combination of two very specific features. The first is a boat tail which is common on long and heavy bullets. The second and most important design feature is the long secant ogive. It is this ogive shape that allows the bullet to experience less drag as it flies to the target. This reduced drag is how the VLD shoots flatter and is less affected by wind (less drift) than other bullets. Reduced drag also translates into higher retained velocity. These are important results if you want your bullet to help improve your accuracy by requiring less sight adjustments when conditions change.