I used the .26 Nosler with 130 Berger VLD hunting bullets and had excellent results. The caliber is hard on barrels though. I swapped it out for a .28 Nosler and hunted '16 with it. Barrel wear isn't as bad and accuracy came up a notch. Used Berger 168 VLD hunting bullets with it and they performed as well as the lighter ones in the other barrel. I'd say out of 40 some odd cull animals, all but a couple were DRT.