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Old August 30, 2019, 07:19 AM   #1
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VLD bullets ?

What advantage does VLD bullets have ? What are they best suited for ?
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Old August 30, 2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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VLD stands for Very Low Drag and they are mostly for Long Range target shooting.
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Old August 30, 2019, 09:18 AM   #3
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Old August 30, 2019, 11:05 AM   #4
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do they have an advantage over regular Sierra Match Kings at 300 yds ?
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Old August 30, 2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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While a lot f information is lacking,the short answer is "At 300 yds,probably insignificant"

Generally (very!) speaking, The Matchking ,in my experience,may not offer the highest ballistic coefficient,but they seem forgiving. They (in my limited experience) are less sensitive to just the right leade and throat and seating depth. If your rifle will shoot,odds are a MK will shoot.
And MK's get a "Good to very good" on the drag factor.

Not saying VLD's won't shoot,it might take more fiddling around to get them to shoot.
You can find a number called "Ballistic Coefficient " (BC) for your bullet of choice. That number tells you the bullet's drag.

You can access a free ballistic software on Hornady's site.(And others. I think Bergers offers one)

You can enter the BC along with velocity and other factors and run range tables at whatever distance and interval and sight in you want.

Once you know how to do that (TRY!) then you can tell us what difference the marketing term "VLD" means

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