Berger Announces NEW 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Mesa, AZ – The new 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets provide competitive PRS shooters and long range accuracy enthusiasts a level of precision and consistency unmatched by all other bullet manufacturers. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing a homogeneous and repeatable bullet profile for the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).

The 6mm 109 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others. It offers the same stability factor as the industry-leading 105gr Hybrid Target and is a direct replacement for 1:8” twist barrels.

New 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullet

The 6mm 109’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

The Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are available at authorized Berger Retailers and at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map. Use our Dealer Locator to find a store near you.

New! Berger 22 Caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Berger’s new 22 caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets feature an improved center of gravity and ballistic coefficient. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing a homogeneous and repeatable bullet profile for the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (“BC”). While a high BC is desirable to competitive shooters, shot-to-shot BC consistency is critical when engaging targets to 1,000 yards and beyond.

Easy to load and shoot with a jump-tolerant hybrid ogive design, the Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are tailored to cartridges such as the .224 Valkyrie, 22-250 Remington, and the 22 Creedmoor among others, and remains supersonic to over 1,000 yards – including .223/5.56 chambered Service Rifles and Target Rifles with 1:7” twist barrels!

“Berger’s new Long Range Hybrid has several advantages over today’s large caliber standard,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides the most consistent ballistic coefficient in the industry, less wind drift for increased precision, and significantly reduced recoil to minimize shooter fatigue. The .22 caliber has finally earned respect within long range shooting disciplines.”

The Berger 22 Caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are available at authorized Berger Retailers and at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map. Use our Dealer Locator to find a store near you.

Lapua East Rimfire Test Center Manager Announced

Luke Johnson at Ridgeway

Capstone Precision Group, the importer and distributor of top quality Lapua and SK rimfire ammunition, proudly announces the appointment of Luke Johnson as manager of the new Rimfire Test Center housed at the Cardinal Shooting Range near Columbus, OH.

Johnson, a native of Marysville, PA, brings a long background of competitive shooting and hunting to Capstone. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. While pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree, Luke was a four year letterman for the University’s D1 Rifle Team. In addition to his 3P/Prone shooting pedigree, Luke is a High Master rifle silhouette competitor. Highlights of his competitive background include:

NCAA – CRCA All-American
Patriot Conference – All-Conference
USA Junior National Champion (50 meter rifle)
NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Champion

“We’re very fortunate to have Luke join the Capstone family in this very important role. We’ve watched Luke for many years in his competitive shooting, and while that was a key in his selection to this position, his people skills are even greater. His outgoing personality and eagerness to help others excel are exactly the qualities we sought in filling this new position,” stated Adam Braverman, CPG Director of Sales & Marketing.

“I am excited to join the Capstone Precision group at the new Lapua testing center in Ohio. I have trusted Lapua for many years in my own competitive experiences and look forward to helping others improve their performance and confidence. The new test center will open up more opportunities for competitors to use Lapua ammunition,” commented Luke Johnson.

Patterned after the world-renowned Lapua Test Center in Germany, both the Cardinal and existing location in Mesa, AZ give shooters the opportunity to test not only various types, but also different lots of Lapua ammunition, in their firearms, under tightly controlled conditions. At the heart of each operation is the 100 meter test range. Fully instrumented, with state of the art Meyton/Bollman electronic targeting systems, the centers offer the unique ability to test ammunition at both 50 and 100 meters, simultaneously with a single string.

For more information on the Lapua Rimfire Test Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.capstonepg.com/rsc/ or call 480-898-2731.

New 200-Yard World Record Set Using Vihtavuori Powder

Jack Neary Sets New 200 Yard Benchrest Record

Jack Neary of Team USA shot a new 200-yard World Record for smallest 5-shot group, measuring .110”. Neary’s confirmed world record was set using Vihtavuori N133 powder, hand loaded with the 6mm PPC cartridge during the World Benchrest Championships this past week in Calgary, Canada.

The World Benchrest Championships are held every two years and attract competitors from over 30 countries, testing their skills at 100-yard and 200-yard distances. Neary established his world record in the Light Varmint rifle class (10.5-lb max rifle weight) and then went on to help Team USA secure the Gold Medal in the 4-man team event.

Jack stated, “Vihtavuori’s temperature stability and cleaning burning attributes have been instrumental for competitors to achieve world record accuracy in the furthest corners of the world. I humbly congratulate Vihtavuori as being the real winner here.”

Vihtavuori powder was used by nearly every competitor (over 90%) during the World Benchrest Championships and continues to dominate both benchrest and Extreme Long Range competitive rifle shooting disciplines. Load Vihtavuori Propellants in all of your firearms and experience the Power of Accuracy.

Walt Berger Named Team USA Rifle Captain for World Benchrest Championships

Walt Berger at the World Benhrest Champinshp

Walt Berger, founder of Berger Bullets and Ammunition, was named Captain of the USA Rifle Team for the World Benchrest Championships in Calgary, Canada this past week. The World Championships are held every two years and attract competitors from over 30 countries, testing their skills at 100-yard and 200-yard distances.

Along with being named Team Captain, Walt participated in the World Benchrest Championships and did not disappoint. He finished 6th place in the Light Varmint 200-yard individual matches, and went on to support “USA Team A” to win the Silver Medal!

Under Walt’s leadership, the USA’s Joel Nader won the Gold Medal for individuals, “USA Team C” won the Gold and “USA Team A” took the Silver. Congratulations to Walt and Team USA for a dominating performance.

“Walt Berger continues to amaze all of us at Berger Bullets with his competitiveness, tenacity and toughness. He is a role model for us at Berger and shooters world-wide”, remarked Bill Gravatt, President of Berger Bullets.

At 90 years young, Walt continues to work for Berger as lead technical consultant and regularly competes in AZBRS Matches each month at Ben Avery Shooting Complex in Phoenix, AZ.

Team Lapua’s Philip Hemphill Wins NRA .22 Caliber Pistol Championship

Philip Hemhill Wins NRA .22 Caliber Pistol Championship

Team Lapua member, Philip Hemphill, scored a 888-49X to bring home the 2019 NRA .22 Caliber Pistol Championship. Hemphill uses Lapua Center-X .22LR Rimfire ammunition, known for its uncompromising quality and dominating results in .22 caliber disciplines such as Smallbore, PRC Silhouette, new ELR and more.

The NRA National Pistol Championship, known as the “World Series of Shooting Sports,” took place July 7-12th at Camp Perry, Ohio. Since 1907 the nation’s finest marksmen and women come together at Camp Perry and shoot off in a variety of handgun competition formats and events.

“It’s an honor to be able to come out here and test my shooting skills in one of the longest-running pistol events in the nation. My whole team, Team Zero, shoots Lapua Center-X, because we know it will outperform all other .22 caliber competition ammo,” said Hemphill.

Along with receiving the Walker Trophy Plaque for winning the Championship, Hemphill also won the NRA Precision Pistol Championship – Police Division, and came in 3rd in the 22 Caliber Slow Fire Match with a score of 194-9X.

SK Named Official Ammunition Sponsor for CMP’s National Rimfire Sporter Match

SK Ammunition, manufacturers of high-quality .22 LR cartridges for nearly 190 consecutive years, has been named official ammunition sponsor for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s National Rimfire Sporter Match.

The National Rimfire Sporter Match will take place July 20-21 at Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, located within the Camp Perry Training site in Port Clinton, OH. This match offers shooters a recreation-oriented competition where they use sporter rifles commonly owned by nearly all gun enthusiasts. This is a unique match where the only competitor requirements are a rifle and ammo. New shooters are exposed to competitive shooting with a unique course of fire, which experience shooters should find challenging as well.

Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Programs Chief, Christie Sewell stated, “The CMP is excited to announce SK as the Official Ammunition Sponsor for our 2019 National Rimfire Sporter Match. Participants will receive a complimentary 50-Round box of SK ammunition at check-in. We appreciate SK’s continued support of the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the 2019 National Matches.”

For more information on the Civilian Marksmanship Programs National Rimfire Sporter Match, visit cmp.org.

Team Lapua Shooter Kent Reeve Wins Sinclair International Championship

Team Lapua Kent Reeve

Team Lapua member, Kent Reeve, scored a 2223.124 to secure first place at the Sinclair International Fullbore Championships. Reeve shot Berger 30 Cal 155.5 gr Fullbore projectiles, Vihtavuori N150 propellant and uses Lapua .308 Winchester brass exclusively.

The Sinclair International Fullbore Championship, presented by the North State Shooting Club took place May 18-22 at Camp Butner, NC.

Reeve stated, “This year at Sinclair we had very hot weather and tricky winds, which made for an exciting and challenging match. I knew my components were up to the task no matter the condition.”

Reeve will be competing this August in the NRA Mid-Range Rifle Championships at Camp Atterbury, IN.

Team Vihtavuori’s Phillips Crowned King of 2 Miles

King of 2 Mile Winner Paul Phillips

Team Vihtavouri member, Paul Phillips, was recently crowned King of 2 Miles at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, MN.

King of 2 Miles is an Extreme Long Range (ELR) Rifle competition that challenges competitors to engage steel targets at various distances out to 3,525 yards. Phillips and his Team Global Precision Group members all shoot the 416 Barrett cartridge and load Vihtavuori 20N29 powder exclusively for their ELR platforms.

Vihtavuori powder has provided the most consistent and lowest single digit SD’s of any powder we’ve tested. This is a huge advantage when attempting to impact steel plates beyond 1,500 yards. We must have very consistent ammunition,” stated Phillips, “Vihtavuori Powders played a huge role in our team member’s success of finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th.”

Phillips will be competing next at the 2019 NRA ELR National Championships at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, IN.

Berger 6.5mm 156gr EOL Elite Hunter Bullets Available Now

New 6.5mm 156gr EOL Elite Hunter

Berger Bullets is shipping the new 6.5mm 156gr EOL Elite Hunter projectiles to exclusive retailers now.

The long-awaited 6.5mm 156gr EOL Elite Hunter bullets are purpose-built for hunters demanding a heavy-bullet solution for their Creedmoor, PRC, 26 Nosler and other 6.5 caliber long-range hunting platforms. EOL Elite Hunter bullets are “heaviest-in-class” and designed to break the common trend-line for today’s heavy hunting offerings. The sleek profile features an ultra-high ballistic coefficient (B.C.) and increased sectional density, delivering the highest energy retention upon impact.

EOL Elite Hunter Bullets utilize Berger’s industry-leading hybrid ogive design, which blends tangent and secant designs to optimize efficiency, reduce wind-drift, and minimize sensitivity to seating depth. EOL’s are easy to load and shoot, and provide the unmatched accuracy and performance that long-range enthusiasts expect from Berger Bullets.

Berger Production Manager, David Hamilton stated, “Our successful product partnership with Extreme Outer Limits TV and participation in long-range hunting has left customers eager for more EOL Elite Hunter offerings. Our new 6.5mm offering is designed for today’s most popular long-range calibers.”

The EOL Elite Hunter Series includes 270 cal 170gr and 7mm 195gr offerings. Contact your favorite Berger dealer for more details.