Maybe you've seen the video of the Barnes VG hitting a grape and exploding.
Well, I don't think that is typical performance. I tried some out last night and they drilled straight through 3 layers of cardboard (2 layers together, 3rd layer a foot behind). Perfect .22 caliber hole through all 3 layers with no fragmentation.
I was using minimum loads from a 16 inch .22-250 pistol barrel so I estimate about 3500-3600 FPS but I'm not sure.