Published On: February 28th, 2024Categories: Berger, Shooting Competitions

Berger’s Justin Skaret Places at the 2024 Southwest Nationals

Mesa, AZ – Berger Team member, Justin Skaret brought home a second place finish this past week at the 2024 Southwest Nationals in the long range sling division.

The 2024 Southwest Nationals were held February 14-18 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. Hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club, the prestigious Southwest Nationals is the “must-attend” event for competitive long-range shooters around the world. The Southwest Nationals features F-Open, F-TR, and Sling disciplines. Competitors from over 5 different countries were in attendance.

Skaret competed with rifles chambered in a 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor to score a grand aggregate of 1242-74X. Skaret commented, “With the Berger 153.5gr LR Hybrid paired with Vihtavuori N160 and a Lapua 6.5 Creedmoor SRP Case, I was able to shoot an 200-18x in the first 1000yard match on Saturday, leading to my 2nd place finish.”

Skaret’s match scores were as follows:

  • Palma Ind – 445-25X
  • Any Iron – 200-18X – winner
  • Any Iron – 199-12X
  • Iron Agg – 399-30X – winner
  • Any Any – 199-10X
  • Any Any – 199-9X
  • Any Agg – 398-19X
  • 1000 Agg – 797-49X – winner

In addition, Skaret competed in the team competition with the “Brits Abroad” team, scoring a 2573-112X to win the team aggregate.  Team members were Justin Skaret, Jemima Hince, Jonathan Cload, Tom Ryland, and Toby Raincock.

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