That's a pretty stout load for a 168 VLD in a 280 AI that's shooting very well already, so that's hard to beat. The question is, would an animal know the difference between a 168 VLD and a 175 EOL? Probably not. In real world terms, probably no difference. But I like tinkering with stuff, so I generally try a new bullet out and see what results I get. I like shooting, doing load work ups, and going to the range to play with loads. Berger has a bunch of new EOL's coming out. As well as Hornady does with the their line of ELD bullets.