Just thought I would pass on my field experience with Berger Hunting VLD's. I used the 168gr in my .308 Winchester for Kodiak Blacktail. I loaded them with 46gr of Varget and was getting about 1.1in average group with my Savage model 16 weather warrior.
I shot two deer with these bullets. On the first deer, an average sized doe, I over estimated the range and hit high just below the spine. My re-estimation is around 125 - 150 yards. She was DRT with a baseball sized exit wound. Massive meat damage, dead deer.
The second deer was an extremely large bodied 4x4. The shot was around 225-250 yards and uphill. The bullet entered low, passed through the heart and offside lung, and hit the offside shoulder. The buck ran about 20 yards nose dived. The bullet was completely destroyed and was recovered in several pieces while I was butchering it. It appears that the jacket completely separated from the core.
All in all, I had two shots and two dead deer. I was, however, a bit turned off by the bullet recovered in the buck. I would like to have seen it hold together a bit better but I can't argue with the final result. I would continue to use the bullets on deer and I will use them for black bear this spring. I'm not sure I'm comfortable using them on anything bigger, except in a pinch.