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.

Team Lapua Shooter Wins Missouri High Power Rifle Silhouette Regional Championship

Mark Pharr Team Lapua

Sedalia, MO – Team Lapua member, Mark Pharr, scored a 93 out of a possible 120 to secure first place at the Missouri High Power Rifle Silhouette Regional Championship. Pharr shot Lapua 6.5mm 108 Grain Scenar OTM bullets loaded with Vihtavouri powder in Lapua 6mm BR cases, with necks resized to 6.5mm.

Lapua bullets and cases are the most sought after components by competitive rifle shooters, long range hunters and accuracy enthusiasts alike. Their quality of materials, craftsmanship and tolerances are unmatched by all other manufacturers.

The Missouri High Power Rifle Silhouette Regional Championship was hosted by the Benchrest Rifle Club of St. Louis and took place June 13-14, 2020 in Wright City, Missouri.

Pharr stated, “I had good time and a lot of luck to take the Missouri Regional. Thanks to the St. Louis Benchrest Club for all of the great memories. And, of course, to Lapua. Without their bullets and cases I wouldn’t have been able to bring home the championship.”

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.

Berger’s Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick on The Shooter’s Mindset

Shooters Mindset

Mesa, AZ – Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz and Mil/LE Expert and Wind Wizard, Emil Praslick visited The Shooter’s Mindset on Tuesday, June 16, to take listeners further into understanding Ballistic Coefficients (BC’s), their consistency, and effects on accuracy and precision.

“The Shooter’s Mindset” podcast hosts, Anthony Cruz, Jennifer Seymour and Greg Cannon with Litz and Praslick, dove deep into dispelling the “highest BC is best” myth, requirements for successful long range shooting, and “why BC consistency wins” outright.

For more information on The Shooter’s Mindset podcast, visit theshootersmindset.com.

Learn more about Berger’s unrivaled consistency and quality, and catch bi-weekly articles from Bryan Litz @ NoBSBC.com.

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.

Berger’s Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets Win K&M PRS Match

2020 Kahles K&M 1st Place Ken Sanoski

Congratulations to Berger Sponsored Shooter, Ken Sanoski, who dominated the entire field and brought home first place at the K&M/Kales Precision Rifle Competition. Sanoski outshined all competitors with the new Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ bullets loaded in a 6mm Dasher.

The 2020 K&M/Kahles Precision Rifle Competition took place May 22-24 at the K&M Precision Rifle Training in Finger, Tennessee with over 200 of the top PRS shooters competing.

“Every year the best shooters from around the Country show up for the K&M Kahles Precision Rifle Competition. The course of fire this year was challenging with plenty of small targets. Berger 109 Grain Ling Range Hybrids performed awesome hitting 188 out of the available 199 targets for the 1st place finish,” stated Sanoski.

Berger 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; an unrivaled Ballistic Coefficient (BC) variance of less than 1%. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing the most repeatable bullet profile.

Learn more about the unmatched consistency of Berger’s Long Range Hybrid Target bullets at NoBSBC.com

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’s Rimfire Performance Center Featured on The Shooter’s Mindset

Luke Johnson

Sedalia, MO – Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Center East Manger, Luke Johnson, visited The Shooter’s Mindset on Tuesday, June 9 to guide listeners into the world of rimfire ammunition performance testing.

In this hour-long podcast episode, “The Shooter’s Mindset” hosts, Anthony Cruz, Jennifer Seymour and Greg Cannon, covered all aspects of rimfire performance testing with Johnson. Johnson dove deep into the testing process, the importance of ammo testing, how to best identify good groups, and the benefit of having multiple lots of ammunition while shooting competitively.

“Many shooters are familiar with Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Centers, but have yet to take advantage of the service. Both of our facilities offer shooters the opportunity to test various styles and lots of Lapua ammunition under tightly controlled conditions,” stated Johnson. “Our goal is to help shooters match the perfect lot of ammunition with their rifle so they may hit the range with confidence knowing their ammunition will perform.”

For more information on The Shooter’s Mindset podcast, visit theshootersmindset.com.

Learn more about Lapua rimfire testing at Lapua.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 Monarch Cup Confirms Commitment for 2021

Lapua Monarch Cup

With the Nationals Championships for Smallbore Rifle Silhouette cancelled in Canada, USA, and Mexico, the 2020 Lapua Monarch Cup has been postponed until 2021.

“In light of the current global health situation surround COVID-19, the Monarch Cup Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone the Lapua Monarch Cup from 2020 to 2021,” stated Monarch Cup Director, Daniel Salazer. “The uncertainty regarding international travel and the concern for the safety of our friends and competitors, led to this very disappointing decision. We vow to make the 2021 Lapua Monarch Cup an event to remember.”

In its inaugural year, the Lapua Monarch Cup was the must-attend event of the silhouette shooting world. Hosted in three different countries: Canada, United States and Mexico and taking place throughout the summer and fall of 2020. Competitors earn points from each match within their respective classification (Master, AAA, AA, & A), giving all shooters an opportunity for the $25,000 in cash prizes.

“Lapua is saddened that this difficult decision had to be made, but we know it’s the right one,” stated Adam Braverman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “The board and Lapua’s top priority is of the health and safety of the international shooting community. However, we are excited to announce that we will continue as the Title Sponsor of the Monarch Cup for 2021.”

For more information on the Lapua Monarch Cup visit lapuamonarchcup.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 PRESENTS: AirLock Hermetically Sealed Naturalis Cartridges

Lapua Naturalis AirLock box front

Lapua is proud to introduce the latest major improvement to the Naturalis® hunting cartridge line: AirLock™ hermetical seal, a completely unique offering for the ammunition market.

After an extensive development project, Lapua Sales and Marketing Manager Erkki Seikkula is pleased with the outcome, “Thanks to this technical innovation, you can use your Lapua Naturalis® ammunition for a longer time, in any kind of weather conditions, and still get all the premium qualities you expect from our products.”

An advanced and proprietary automation process creates a weather-proof, air-tight seal where the bullet meets the case, as well as where the primer seats into the case. The AirLock™ hermetical seal ensures that the powder in each cartridge is protected from outside moisture or changes to moisture levels. All ammunition must endure several transports and storage time in a multitude of environments. Lapua’s AirLock™ hermetical seal will keep cartridges moisture-free.

AirLock™ hermetical seal doesn’t affect the round’s ballistic qualities, and the fired cases are safe to reload. “You don’t have to worry about spending extra time cleaning your rifle either, as the AirLock™ hermetical seal doesn’t leave any extra residue in the rifle. As extending barrel life is something we care about, we naturally use only the best components with special decoppering features: Vihtavuori premium powder and our Naturalis® copper bullet with a special jacket treatment”, Seikkula explains.

Put together, they highlight what we already know – Lapua ammunition shoots clean, anytime, anywhere. For hunters, it means they can enjoy superior results – come rain or shine.

AirLock™ hermetically sealed Naturalis® cartridges will become available in the hunting season of 2020-2021 and will be rolled out one product at a time. The Lapua Naturalis® family includes the following hunting cartridges:  222 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5×55, 6.5×47 Lapua, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7×64, 7x65R, 308 Win, 30-06, 8×57 IS, 8×57 IRS, 338 Lapua Mag and 9.3 x 62.

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.

Berger’s Production Engineer Garett Stoddard on Hunt Backcountry Podcast

hunt backcountry podcast

Berger Bullets Production Engineer, Garett Stoddard visits Hunt Backcountry this Friday, May 15, to take listeners further into understanding Berger hunting bullets & ammunition, their performance characteristics, and various applications for rifle hunting today.

Join Hunt Backcountry podcast hosts Mark Huelsing and Steve Speck, as they meet with Garett and discuss a variety of topics, including terminal ballistics, bullet construction, and Berger product selection to achieve optimal performance in this hour-long episode.

Hunt Backcountry host Mark Huelsing stated, “Understanding the terminal performance of bullets is critical for hunters, and our discussion with Garett helped me understand how bullet design and construction directly relates to that bullet’s terminal performance on animals.”

Learn more about Exo Mtn Gear’s Hunt Backcountry podcast here or search “Hunt Backcountry” in iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

For more information on bullet performance, follow us on social with #NoBSBC and check in bi-weekly for new NoBSBC articles from Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz on the Berger Bullets website.