The VLR 4 is an accurate, high performance, BC enhanced, expanding monolithic bullet designed for long range very accurate plains-game hunting requiring flatter trajectories and consistent performance. As a result of the BC optimized bearing-surface, BC optimized boat tail and BC optimized nose design, this bullet compete aggressively with any plastic tipped monolithic competitor with the additional bonus of low shot start pressure, low recoil and increased muzzle velocity. A purpose-designed and patented brass initiator offers unparalleled and progressive controlled expansion from the very low impact velocity of 1600fps through medium and on to very high impact velocities of 3000fps. Perfect expansion as well as excellent weight retention is achieved with the patented plunger initiator design. Unlike lead-core bullets this bullet may be used for “on the shoulder (instant knock-down) shots”, instead of the limited option of only behind the shoulder. On the shoulder shots are possible due to the solid copper bullet construction and the air pocket dampening effect of the brass plunger during nose expansion as strong bone structures are encountered. The brass plunger stiffness will prevent pre-initiation due to recoil forces acting on cartridges inside the magazine.