Team SK’s Erich Mietenkorte Wins the Washington High Power Silhouette Championship

Erich Mietenkorte Washington HP Silhuouette Championships

Sedalia, MO – Team SK shooter, Erich Mietenkorte, brought home two titles from the 2020 Washington High Power Silhouette State Championship. Mietenkorte scored a 68/80 placing him first in the Standard Rifle. After an intense shoot off he also won the Hunter rifle with a score 65/80.

The Washington High Power Rifle Silhouette State Championship was held at the Pe Ell Sportmen’s Club in Pe Ell, WA August 2-3. All High Power Silhouette shooting is done from the offhand position with centerfire rifles chambered in 6mm or larger.  Steel targets are engaged at distances of 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters for score.

Mietenkorte competes with Lapua 6BR cases and Vihtavuori N140 powder loaded with Berger 6mm 95 Grain VLD Target bullets for the chickens, pigs and turkeys, and 6mm 115 Grain VLD bullets for the Rams.

“Great people, awesome weather, and good shooting made for an incredible match! The top quality components from Lapua, Berger Bullets, and Vihtavuori Powders allow me to be at the top of my game,” stated Mietenkorte. “I always train for silhouette competition with SK rimfire ammunition. Their ammo gives me the accurate feedback I need!”

About SK
SK Rimfire has a storied 190 year history of producing top-quality.22 LR ammunition in Schoenebeck Germany. SK .22 LR is offered through the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor of Lapua, Berger, Vihtavuori and SK products. For more information, visit sk-ammunition.com.

Lapua Title Sponsor of BulletPro 150

Vudoo and Lapua

Sedalia, MO – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cases, bullets and cartridges, is pleased to announce their support of the BulletPro 150 as the title sponsor.

In its inaugural year, the Vudoo-Lapua BulletPro 150 match brings two classes of benchrest competition together to introduce an all-new benchrest venue to the competitive rimfire shooting world.  Taking place August 1st at the Buck Creek Range in Somerset, KY, shooters may choose to compete in the Unlimited or Factory Classes.

The BulletPro 150 is the culmination of three parallel paths in the rimfire world; Ivan Wells, Vudoo Gun Works and Lapua.  Ivan Wells, a well-accomplished rimfire Benchrest competitor, rifle builder, and designer of rimfire equipment, started his journey nine years ago to the day of the inaugural match and returns to Buck Creek to realize a dream. Vudoo Gun Works, known for their patented V-22 repeater platform, has become an industry leader in just a few short years and was asked to further support the Benchrest community by designing an action, the V-22S. Vudoo designed their repeater chamber around Lapua Center-X ammunition, which has continued to deliver an incredible level of consistency allowing many to push the envelope of rimfire.  These three forces have combined to launch the BulletPro 150; a new approach to Rimfire Benchrest.

“The V-22 repeater has accomplished incredible feats in the rimfire world and we expect the V-22S single shot will continue to re-define rimfire in numerous different shooting disciplines,” stated Mike Bush, Vudoo Gun Works Design Engineer and Co-Founder. “Lapua continues to show a level of dedication and commitment to the rimfire community by recently opening their second testing facility and now in supporting the BulletPro 150.”

For more information on the Vudoo-Lapua BulletPro 150 match, visit Vudoogunworks.com.

About Lapua
Lapua produces the highest quality small caliber cartridges and components for civilian and professional use. Lapua is a part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Lapua.com.

Lapua Sponsoring ISRPA Junior Elite Smallbore Clinic

Sedalia, MO – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases, bullets, and ammunition, is pleased to announce their support of the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) Junior Elite Smallbore Rifle Clinic.

In its 3rd year, the Elite Rifle Clinic presented by ISRPA and The X-Count will take place July 29th through August 2nd at The X-Count in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The clinic caters to high level junior athletes who wish to compete at the collegiate level.  Juniors will receive on-site coaching from collegiate level coaching staff, National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) and Gregg Rice, X-Count Head Coach. In addition to receiving advanced training instruction for 3-Position Smallbore, attendees will also be exposed to national sports psychologists, physical trainers and sport nutritionists.

“Lapua is committed to supporting junior shooters who are passionate about their continued education opportunities. Having the shooting sports as their vehicle to succeed at the collegiate level is a win-win as they grow to become our next ambassadors for the shooting sports,” states Geoff Esterline, Director of Marketing for Lapua (US).

For more information on the ISRPA Junior Clinics, visit isrpa.wildapriocot.org.

About Lapua
Lapua produces the highest quality small caliber cartridges and components for civilian and professional use. Lapua is a part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Lapua.com.

SK To Sponsor the ISRPA Junior Intermediate Smallbore Clinics

SK

Sedalia, MO – SK Ammunition, manufacturers of high-quality .22 LR cartridges for nearly 190 consecutive years, is pleased to announce their support of the 2020 ISRPA Junior Smallbore Clinics.

The Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) will be hosting two Junior Smallbore Clinics at the end of July. The ASSA Nationals Smallbore Rifle Clinic and the Intermediate Smallbore Rifle Camp Clinic will be held July 25-27th and July 28-30th respectively. Both clinics will take place in conjunction with the American Smallbore Shooting Association (ASSA) National Matches at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range in Bristol, IN. Each clinic includes instruction by staff members of The X-Count Range, as well as a competition to complete the clinic. The ASSA Nationals Clinic will include a traditional 3X20 match, while the Intermediate Smallbore Rifle clinic will also include a Dewar Match.

“We’re excited to be part of ISRPA’s Junior clinics,” stated Adam Braverman, Director of Sales and Marketing for SK. “Having ASSA and The X-Count host these clinics is really bringing the best of the best together and know that Juniors will truly benefit from both clinics.”

For more information on the ISRPA Junior Clinics, visit isrpa.wildapriocot.org.

About SK Ammunition

SK Rimfire has a storied 190 year history of producing top-quality.22 LR ammunition in Schonebeck Germany. SK .22 LR is offered through the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor of Lapua, Berger, Vihtavuori and SK products. For more information, visit sk-ammunition.com.

NEW! Berger Long Range Hybrid Target Ammunition Now Available

6mm Creedmoor 109gr LRHT Ammo

Mesa, AZ – Berger’s successful, match-proven Long Range Hybrid Target™ (LRHT) bullets are now available in loaded ammunition for both 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges.

Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ ammunition features Berger’s high BC, LRHT bullet, which is Doppler verified to less than 1% BC variation. It’s assembled with the very best commercially available components, such as Lapua cartridge cases and clean-burning, temperature insensitive propellants. Each cartridge is meticulously constructed to the same exacting tolerances competitive long-range shooters and extreme accuracy enthusiasts have come to expect from Berger.

Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ Ammunition is available now in the following offerings: 6mm Creedmoor 109 Grain LRHT, 6.5 Creedmoor 144 Grain LRHT, and 6.5 Creedmoor 153.5 Grain LRHT. Contact your favorite authorized Berger retailer for details.

Visit NoBSBC.com and learn more about Ballistic Coefficients (BC), their effects on accuracy and precision, and “why BC consistency wins” vs. the “highest BC is best” myth.

About Berger
Berger manufactures precision projectiles and match-grade ammunition for Target, Hunting and Tactical applications in Mesa, AZ. Berger is part of the Capstone Precision Group, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Bergerbullets.com.

Lapua Launches $200 Consumer Rebate

Lapua Sizzling Summer Rebate

Sedalia, MO – Lapua is excited to announce the 2020 Sizzling Summer Savings rebate, offering 10% cash back on qualifying Lapua Scenar bullets and rifle cartridge cases, up to $200 from July 15 through August 31, 2020.

Lapua is world-renowned for producing the finest bullets and cartridge cases. Starting with the highest quality raw materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, Lapua components are highly sought-after by competitive shooters, Mil/LE operators and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  • Lapua Scenar bullets have a proven record on the range and the battlefield. They’re a popular tangent ogive, hollow point boat tail design that is extremely accurate with excellent weight uniformity.
  • Lapua cartridge cases are regarded as the finest cases available, without equal. Using superior annealing processes, each case is machined to exacting dimensions creating a longevity that is unmatched by all other case manufacturers.

Complete the online form at Capstonepg.com/LapuaRebate or fill out an order form from your favorite retails no later than September 30, 2020. Additional terms and conditions may apply, please see website for details.

About Lapua
Lapua produces the highest quality small caliber cartridges and components for civilian and professional use. Lapua is a part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Lapua.com.

Vihtavuori’s Paul Phillips Wins Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship

Paul Phillips MI Fullbore Win

Vihtavuori’s Paul Phillips Wins Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member, Paul Phillips, on winning the 2020 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, F-TR division.

Phillips, who regularly shoots Extreme Long Range (ELR) disciplines, hadn’t picked up his F-TR rifle in nearly two years yet found a way to win. He loaded Vihtavuori N140 behind Berger 200 Grain Hybrid’s in Lapua cases to score to score 445-23X.

The Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, hosted by the Midland County Sportsman’s Club, took place on Independence Day (7/04). F-Open, F-TR and Target Sling divisions were represented.    

“I was able to secure the win using ammunition previously loaded for our Team USA 2017 World Championship Gold Medal victory. The leftover ammo printed a 15-shot string that had a Standard Deviation (SD) of just 6.3 fps. It’s a testament to Vihtavuori powder’s temperature stability and clean burning characteristics still shooting well after laying dormant for over three years!” stated Phillips.

Learn more about Vihtavuori’s propellant offerings, download Vihtavuori reloading data, or install Vihtavuori’s Reload App at Vihtavuori.com

About Vihtavuori
Vihtavuori is world renowned for producing the cleanest burning and temperature stable smokeless powders with unprecedented lot-to-lot consistency. Vihtavuori is a part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Vihtavuori.com.

Team Berger Shooter Crofts Wins Cabelas Long Range Regional

Berger's James Crofts

Mesa, AZ – Team Berger member, James Crofts, scored a 573-21Xs to secure first place at the Cabelas Mid-Atlantic Long Range Regional. Crofts shot Berger 30 Cal 200.20x projectiles, Vihtavuori N150 propellant and uses Lapua .308 Winchester Palma brass exclusively.

The Cabelas Mid-Atlantic Long Range Regional, presented by the Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club took place June 27 – 28 at Bridgeville, DE.

“Tough winds with heavy mirage and lots of heat and humidity was the name of the game this past weekend. You had to watch the flags and mirage or you would spend lots of time in the 9 ring,” stated Crofts.  “The 200.20x bullet paid dividends and kept my scores low with great elevation throughout the day. Overall, I can’t say enough about the components I use. They offer a competitive advantage and put me over the top.”

Learn more about Ballistic Coefficients (BC’s), BC consistency, and BC effects on Accuracy and Precision at www.NoBSBC.com featuring bi-weekly articles and content from Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz.

About Berger
Berger manufactures precision projectiles and match-grade ammunition for Target, Hunting and Tactical applications in Mesa, AZ. Berger is part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Bergerbullets.com.

Vihtavuori’s Ian Klemm Wins Wisconsin State LR Championship

Vihtavuori’s Ian Klemm

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member, Ian Klemm, on winning the 2020 Wisconsin State F-TR Championship.

Klemm, who is also on the US F-Class Rifle team, loaded Vihtavuori N150 and Berger’s 30 Caliber 200 Grain Hybrid Target bullets to score 828-33X. Fellow US team member, Drew Rutherford placed 2nd.

The Wisconsin State Long Range Championship, hosted by the Winnequah Gun Club, took place June 27th – 28th in Lodi, WI. F-Class Competition shooters from across the country gather annually to compete in this coveted state rifle match.   

“I recently paired the Vihtavuori N150 with Berger’s 30 Caliber 200 Grain Hybrid Target for the first time, and it has proven to be super consistent no matter how hot the days get,” commented Klemm. Klemm will be competing next at the Buckeye Blossom Midwest Nationals in Malvern, OH.

Learn more about Vihtavuori’s propellant offerings, download Vihtavuori reloading data, or install Vihtavuori’s Reload App at Vihtavuori.com

About Vihtavuori
Vihtavuori is world renowned for producing the cleanest burning and temperature stable smokeless powders with unprecedented lot-to-lot consistency. Vihtavuori is a part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Vihtavuori.com.

Berger Dominates Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge

Jorge Ortiz 2020 Nightforce ELR Challenge

Congratulations to Jorge Ortiz, winner of the 5th Annual Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge! Jorge was running new Berger 30 caliber 220 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ bullets through his Accuracy International ASR platform chambered in 300 Norma Magnum for the impressive win.

The 2020 Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge was held June 13-14th at Tillard 55 Ranch in Glenrock, WY. Nearly 200 shooters engaged targets from 700 yards to 2100 yards (1.2 miles) in extremely challenging conditions with wind gusts eclipsing 60 mph.

Jorge stated, “When it comes to Berger Bullets, especially the LRHT line, the consistency shows both during the measurements and downrange at the target. I simply selected Berger’s default G7 BC within my Kestrel 5700 Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and was on target for the match.”

Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ bullets feature a jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is important for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 1,000 yards and beyond. Visit NoBSBC.com and learn “why BC consistency wins” vs. the “highest BC is best” myth.

About Berger
Berger manufactures precision projectiles and match-grade ammunition for Target, Hunting and Tactical applications in Mesa, AZ. Berger is part of the Capstone Precision Group, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit Bergerbullets.com.