Berger® VLD Hunting 6.5mm (0.264″) VLDH 140Gr 100 Count Box


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 bullets are designed to penetrate 2-3″ into the vitals and then begin to expand and create a massive wound cavity up to 15″. This delivers maximum organ/tissue damage and extreme hydrostatic shock aiding in an ethical kill. 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.

Features (Refer to Image):

  • Secant Ogive
    • Berger VLD (Vey Low Drag) Bullets use a Secant Ogive, which is an aggressive ogive shape that provides a reduced drag factor. The Secant Ogive is proven to be the most efficient shape for external ballistic performance, resulting in flatter shooting with less wind drift.
  • Consistent Core
    • Our exacting core manufacturing process is one of the reasons when you buy a box of Berger, you don’t have to worry about sorting by weight. This gives you more reliable drop, consistent BC, and better accuracy.
  • Boat Tail
    • Boat Tail bullets provide an aerodynamic advantage at longer ranges over their flat base counterparts, especially while transitioning from transonic to subsonic velocities.
  • J4 Hunting Jacket
    • J4 Precision Bullet Jackets are the #1 choice of custom bullet manufacturers. They are the most consistent and concentric copper jackets in the world holding an unprecedented +/- .0003” tolerance. J4 hunting jackets are produced slightly thinner to allow for 2-3″” of penetration before rapidly expanding, producing extreme hydrostatic shock and a massive wound cavity.


Bullet Type Very Low Drag Hunting (Boat Tail Hollow Point) Bullet Jacket (Copper) J4 Precision Jacket
Bullet Profile Spitzer Nose Length (in) 0.731
Bullet Base Boat Tail Boat Tail Length (in) 0.224
Bullet Diameter (in) 0.264 Cannelure/Band No
Bearing Surface Length (in) 0.435 Ogive Style Secant
Base to Ogive Length (in) 0.717 OAL (in) 1.39
Sectional Density 0.287 Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.6
Ballistic Coefficient (G7) 0.307 G7 Form Factor 0.935
Overall Length (in) 1.48 Lead Free No
Minimum Twist Rate (in) 1:8

Additional Information:

Bullet Dimension Reference (Refer to Diagram)

  • Cal (Dia): This is the bullet caliber and (diameter in inches).
  • OAL: Overall Length.
  • Boat Tail: Length of the boat tail, excluding the heal.
  • Nose Length: From the front of bearing surface to the bullet tip.
  • Base To Ogive: From the bullet base to the point on the nose which contacts the riflings at the bore diameter.
  • Bearing Surface: Length of the full diameter portion of the bullet.

Performance Metrics

  • SD: Sectional Density, an indicator of penetration.
  • G1 BC: The Ballistic Coefficient referenced to the G1 standard. Use this BC for flat base bullets.
  • G7 BC: The Ballistic Coefficient referenced to the G7 standard. Use this BC for boat tail bullets.
  • G7 Form Factor: The drag of the bullet compared to the G7 standard. Lower form factor means lower drag. Form factors close to 1.0 are average. Bullets with form factors below 1.0 will have high BCs for their weight, and will perform better at long range.
  • Minimum Twist: Minimum twist will enable you to shoot good groups but you may experience a compromise in ballistic coefficient (BC) performance.
Part Number 26504


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