Published On: March 21st, 2023Categories: Berger, Shooting Competitions

Berger Sponsors US F-Class Team

Mesa, AZ – Berger, manufacturer of the highest quality bullets and ammunition for competitive long-range shooters and sportsman, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2023 United States F-Class Team competing at the 2023 F-Class World Championships in South Africa.

The 2023 F-Class World Championships are being held at the Genl Wet Shooting Range in Blomfontein, South Africa March 21st through April 1st. Competitors from around the globe will compete in both F-Class Target Rifle (F-TR) and F-Open divisions battling for the prestigious title of World Champion.

The U F-Open and F-TR teams are comprised of over 60 members coming from 25 different states. The team members have spent over five years preparing for this monumental event. Lead by captain’s Dan Bramley and Phil Kelley, the teams are sure to make an impact. Three members of Team Berger; James Crofts, Trudie Fay, and Matt Schwartzkopf, are serving as coaches for US F-TR team.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to support United States F-Class Teams on their quest to be crowned international champions,” commented Geoff Esterline, Director of Marketing at Berger Bullets.

F-Class Target Rifle (F-TR) category has strict requirements for a “ready-to-go” rifle weighing no more than 18-lbs. Chambers are required to be unmodified and use a standard .308/7.62 NATO or .223/5.56 NATO.  For competition, the US F-TR team utilizes Berger’s 30 Caliber 200.20X Hybrid Target, and 215 Grain Hybrid Target bullets.

The F-Open category has requirements of a rifle weighing no more than 22 pounds and chambered in any caliber .35 and under.  Rifles are fired in the prone position from the shoulder with an adjustable front rest and rear sandbag.  Berger’s 7mm 184 Grain Hybrid Target bullet is a favorite among F-Open competitors and is the official bullet of the US F-Class F-Open team.  The team also competes with Berger’s 7mm 180 Grain Hybrid Target bullet.

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