Mesa, AZ – Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, was presented with this year’s National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Hathcock award on June 4, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA.
The Hathcock award is presented to recognize an individual
who has made significant contributions in operational employment and tactics of
small arms weapons systems which impact the readiness and capability of U.S.
military and law enforcement. The NDIA’s Small Arms Committee Executive Board
selects the recipient in honor of the U.S Marine corps sniper legend Gunnery
Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II. Hathcock honorably served in both military and
law enforcement communities and influenced sniper training programs across the
“It is truly humbling
and deeply gratifying that my work has value to our nation’s Armed Forces.
Being selected for the Hathcock award is the highest honor I’ve received in my
career,” said Bryan Litz.
Bryan Litz joined the Berger team in November of 2008 and
has been instrumental in developing new and innovative Berger products for the
U.S. military and law enforcement.
To learn more about the Hathcock Award, please visit ndia.org.
Sedalia, MO – Vihtavuori Powder dominated the 47th
Annual Firearms Industry Super Shoot (F.I.S.S.) with the entire Top 20
competitors using N133 smokeless powder.
Each year the F.I.S.S. attracts hundreds of the world’s
best competition benchrest shooters to Kelby’s Range in North Lawrence, Ohio.
Over four days of competition, five-shot groups are fired at targets ranging
from 100/200 yards with a variety of new and innovative firearms, equipment and
accessories. Benchrest shooters are often viewed as trend-setting within the
competitive shooting sports, and their near unanimous use of Vihtavuori powder
Vihtavuori Production Manager, Mika Syrjala, stated:
“Vihtavuori’s extreme temperature stability and clean burning characteristics
enabled it to outperform all other reloading powders during northern Ohio’s
volatile May weather. The results are a testament to nearly 100 years of our continued
Vihtavuori is the #1 choice of competitive benchrest
shooters, and has quickly become the “go-to” powder for Extreme Long Range
(ELR) competitors engaging targets to 2,500 yards and beyond. Vihtavuori’s
lot-to-lot consistency, temperature stability, and clean burning
characteristics make it the best selection for those who seek “The Power of
Team Lapua shooter, Jack Neary, out shot nearly 200
competitors to win the Firearms Industry Super Shoot (F.I.S.S.) Light Varmint
Grand Aggregate this past Memorial Day weekend.
F.I.S.S. attracts the world’s best competitive benchrest
shooters from 9 countries to Kelby’s Range in N. Lawrence, Ohio. Over four days
of competition, five-shot groups are fired at targets ranging from 100/200
yards with a variety of new and innovative firearms, reloading equipment,
components and accessories.
Neary, a Hall of Fame benchrest shooter and 5-time USA
World Team member, attributes his competitive shooting success to Lapua’s
unprecedented quality of construction. This includes: the finest raw materials,
superior annealing qualities, exacting dimensions and longevity unmatched by
other cartridge case manufacturers.
Neary stated: “Lapua cases provide me confidence to
compete at the highest levels against the most talented shooters in the world.
One shot can make the difference between first and worst, which is why every
competitive benchrest shooter around the world trusts Lapua to achieve top
Lapua cartridge cases were used by nearly every single
F.I.S.S. competitor, a clear testament to their unmatched quality and “Passion
Sedalia, MO – Team Vihtavuori member, Bruce Piatt, scored a
1920-179x to bring home his sixth Bianchi Cup. Piatt used N320 Vihtavuori
pistol powder exclusively, known for its clean burning characteristics and
unmatched lot-to-lot consistency.
The NRA National Action Pistol Championship took place May
22-24th at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville, MO.
For over 40 years, Green Valley has attracted the world’s top action pistol
shooters to compete for the coveted Bianchi Cup.
“It’s been 10 years since I won my last Bianchi Cup. It
feels great to win this National Championship especially after missing last
year’s match due to shoulder surgery. The soft shooting Vihtavuori N320 did a
great job at minimizing recoil while providing excellent accuracy,” said Piatt.
Piatt’s next match is the Trijicon 3-Man, June
22-23rd in Topton, PA. To learn more about Bruce Piatt, visit BrucePiatt.com
Mesa, AZ – New for 2019, Berger announces the addition of
two 6mm Creedmoor offerings to their successful Match-Grade Rifle Ammunition
New Berger 6mm Creedmoor Hunting Ammunition is loaded
with 95 Grain Hybrid Classic Hunter projectiles and Lapua cartridge cases
offering match-grade accuracy, lethal precision and sub-MOA results. Classic
Hunter bullets are purpose-built to optimize ballistic performance in the
field, while functioning flawlessly through any factory rifle magazine. Its
cutting-edge hybrid ogive design is the same as Berger Hybrid Target Bullets,
yet allowing for SAAMI length configurations for efficiency in the field.
New 6mm Creedmoor Target Ammunition is loaded with Berger
105 Grain Hybrid Target bullets, the “go-to” for PRS shooters and long-range
accuracy enthusiasts alike. Built using premium grade Lapua cartridge cases,
Berger’s 6mm Creedmoor Target Ammunition provides the discriminating shooter
the highest quality components and sub-MOA accuracy “off-the-shelf”, unequaled
by the competition.
Berger Ammunition is offered
in an assortment of Target, Hunting and Tactical configurations for both 6mm
and 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Remington, 308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, 300
Norma Magnum and 338 Lapua Magnum. Each cartridge is assembled with the world’s
finest components to exacting tolerances, purposefully dimensioned to maximize
the results of your favorite firearm and discipline. Find Berger Ammunition at
your favorite Berger retailer.
Berger Bullets and Ammunition are manufactured
in Mesa, AZ and distributed by Capstone Precision Group, LLC. Capstone also
holds exclusive distribution for Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK products.
Sedalia, MO – Lapua,
world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases and ammunition,
announces the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge to their Scenar-L Target
and Naturalis Hunting ammunition offerings.
The 6.5m Creedmoor 136
Grain Scenar-L offers an optimized, high ballistic coefficient (BC) for
long-range competitive target shooting, yet maintains SAAMI configuration for
flawless function through all factory or custom rifle magazines.
6.5 Creedmoor loaded with
the 140 Grain Lapua Naturalis provides hunters a lead-free alternative for today’s
ever-changing hunting landscape. Designed and manufactured from pure copper,
the Naturalis construction is proven to reliably retain 90-100% of its original
weight. It uses state-of-the-art technology to produce consistent, controlled
expansion at the widest velocity range on the market.
Erkki Seikkula, Lapua
Sales & Marketing Manager states, “Lapua continues its support of the
Creedmoor cartridge by offering cases, bullets, and now loaded ammunition to
help sustain its growth. Competitive shooters insist upon having top quality
products, and Lapua will reliably answer the call by providing the very best.”
Lapua Components and Ammunition are exclusively
distributed in the USA by Capstone Precision Group, LLC. Capstone also offers
Berger, Vihtavuori and SK products.
Sedalia, MO – SK
Ammunition, manufacturers of high-quality .22 LR cartridges for nearly 190
consecutive years, announce their latest offering: “SK Long Range Match.” New
for 2019, Long Range Match was developed for demanding .22 LR enthusiasts
routinely acquiring targets out to 100 yards and beyond. It is purpose-built
for today’s long range rimfire shooting disciplines ever-increasing in
popularity, such as PRC, tactical rimfire, long range silhouette and more.
SK Ammunition Sales &
Marketing Manager Joerg Melcher states, “Historically, high-quality match
ammunition has been a barrier to entry for competitive target shooting. SK Long
Range Match allows shooters to gain access to new competition rimfire rifle and
pistol disciplines without overwhelming their pocketbooks.”
SK Long Range delivers
accurate, high-quality rounds that reliably feed through your competitive
target rifle. Centerfire competition shooters will also find SK Long Range
Match the ideal training companion to prepare with .22 platforms similar to
their big bore configuration. Whether you’re actively competing in today’s
popular long range rimfire sports or connecting with LR targets from the firing
line at your local club, instill the confidence you deserve with new SK Long
SK Ammunition is produced by Nammo Shonebeck GmbH in Germany and is part of the Nammo Group. Distribution for the USA is handled through Capstone Precision Group. Capstone also distributes Lapua, Berger and Vihtavuori products exclusively.
Mesa, AZ – New for 2019,
Berger Bullets proudly announces the New Extreme Long Range (ELR) Match Solid
Projectile line, beginning with 375 caliber 379 Grain and 407 Grain offerings.
Extreme Long-Range shooting
to distances of two miles and beyond has taken the firearms community by storm.
With much of its roots developed from elite military sniper and Special Forces
rifle training, ELR enthusiasts are utilizing highly innovative rifle and
ammunition technology to engage targets at distances previously unheard of.
Berger has taken the lead pioneering ELR, similar to how it’s dominated all
other long-range rifle disciplines.
Berger Bullets chief
ballistician, Bryan Litz states “Our new ELR Solid Match Bullets provide both
competition shooters and Mil/LE forces a long-range solid projectile like no
other. Its highly optimized VLD ogive design and lathe-turned solid copper
construction provide a ballistic advantage that is unmatched by any
conventional style bullet.”
Berger ELR Match Solid
Projectiles, Berger Bullets and Ammunition are distributed by Capstone
Precision Group. Capstone also distributes Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK product for
the USA. For dealer inquiries contact:
AZ – Capstone Precision Group, distributor of precision ammunition products, is
pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Thelen as General Manager.
brings over 22 years of experience in finance and operations, spent in the
shooting sports industry. He was recently Chief Financial Officer at Hodgdon
Powder Company and previously Director of Operations for Modern Muzzeloading,
Inc. Additionally, Thelen oversaw accounting and operations for a global
manufacturing and parts distributor.
Thelen brings significant leadership experience to our growing Capstone team.
His production planning, financial knowledge, and operational skills are a
great addition to our team as we push forward in the industry,” said Bill
Gravatt, President of Capstone Precision Group.
will also lead the Mesa, Arizona facility where Berger Bullets and Ammunition
About The Capstone Precision
Capstone Precision Group was formed by Nammo in 2017, following the acquisition
of Berger Bullets. Capstone produces Berger bullets and ammunition, and imports
Lapua centerfire and rimfire ammunition and reloading components, Vihtavuori
smokeless powder, and SK rimfire ammunition into the United States.