The Berger VLD Hunting Rifle Bullet is one of the flattest shooting hunting Rifle Bullets in the industry. VLD Hunting Rifle Bullets are identical in design to VLD Target Rifle Bullets except utilize a thinner J4 Precision jacket for rapid expansion during game applications. VLD Hunting Rifle Bullets are designed to penetrate 2-3" and then begin to expand and create a massive wound cavity up to 15". The hydrostatic shock causes most animals to drop immediately. VLD Hunting Rifle Bullets incoporate a secant ogive design which allows the Rifle Bullet to experience less drag as it travels to the target. This reduced drag is why the VLD shoots flatter, experiences less wind-drift, and has a higher retained velocity than all others. A favorite load technique for the VLD's is touching the rifling for single-shot applications, although some rifles may prefer as much as .150" from the rifling. Berger VLD Hunting Rifle Bullets are extremely popular for long range hunting applications. Built with highly consistent J4 Precision Rifle Bullet jackets, most favored by custom Rifle Bullet makers.
Berger's 25 Caliber 133 Grain Elite Hunter was designed for shooters that want to utilize the long range capabilities of cartridges like the 25 Creedmoor, 25-06 Remington, 25x47, and 25 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) to take animals at longer ranges than traditional hunting Rifle Bullets. The heavier weight and optimized hybrid ogive design allow for the Rifle Bullet to retain energy for effective hydrostatic shock in animals from close ranges to easily out past 500 yards. Ideal for hunting small to medium sized game such as White Tail Deer.
Berger Elite Hunter Rifle Bullets utilize their industry-leading hybrid ogive, which blends tangent and secant designs to optimize efficiency, reduce wind-drift, and minimize sensitivity to seating depth. Elite Hunter Rifle Bullets are identical in construction, shape and performance to the Berger Hybrid Target series, except they utilize a thinner J4 Precision Jacket for rapid expansion on game animals. Elite Hunters are designed to penetrate 2-3" and then begin to expand and create a massive wound cavity up to 15". The hydrostatic shock causes most animals to drop immediately.
The 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target provides competitive PRS shooters and long range accuracy enthusiasts a level of precision and consistency unmatched by all other Rifle Bullet manufacturers. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger's innovative Meplat Reduction Technology (MRT) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing a homogeneous and repeatable Rifle Bullet profile for the industry's most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).
The 25 cal 135gr LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot BC consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 135's are tailored to cartridges such as 25 Creedmoor, 25-06 Remington, 25x47, and 25 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), among others.
Berger Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, puts it best, "Our new LRHT Rifle Bullets offer several advantages. Their ultra-sleek profiles provide a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range."