Team Berger Wins Desert Classic Invitational

Desert Classic

Mesa, AZ – Team Berger shooters, Amanda Elsenboss and Justin Skaret, scored a 784-321Xs to secure first place at the Desert Classic Invitational in the Two Day Team Aggregate. The team used Berger 308 Winchester factory ammunition loaded with 30 Caliber 155.5 Grain Fullbore Target bullets.

“The match was great, it was good to be able to get together with some fellow Long Range shooters and duke it out. Wind was challenging all weekend and the competition was stout,” stated Skaret, who scored a 390-18Xs.

The Desert Classic Invitational brought together top level competitors in Palma, F-Open, and F/TR disciplines. The match was presented by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club and took place February 10-14 at Ben Avery Rifle Range in Phoenix, AZ.

“On a range as formidable as Ben Avery can be, Berger Ammunition gives the coach and shooters confidence to attack wind changes while keeping shots centered,” commented Elsenboss.  “This match ended up being a challenging yet rewarding start to the upcoming long range season.”

Both Skaret and Elsenboss added, “Shooting with your bestie on the range, and with the best ammunition out there, always ends in success!”

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.

Berger’s Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick on Guns Magazine Podcast

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Mesa, AZ – Berger has teamed up with Guns Magazine to dive head-first into the world of long range shooting with “Long Range Grad School” podcast #66.

“Long Range Grad School” features Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, and Berger Tactical Sales Business Development Manager, Emil Praslick. Both have extensive long range competitive shooting experience, with championship titles in a multitude of long range disciplines.

Guns Magazine podcast host, Brent Wheat leads the conversation with Bryan and Emil as they share their insight regarding exterior ballistics, bullet design, wind reading, ballistic solvers, BC myths, and more.

Brent states, “Together, Bryan and Emil understand what happens from the time a bullet leaves the muzzle until it impacts the target, including the atmospheric affects along the way. Grab a pencil, listen in, and get ready to take notes.”

Learn more about Guns Magazine’s Podcast here or search “Guns Magazine Podcast” in iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

To learn more about long range shooting, ballistic coefficients, and bullet design, visit Berger’s NoBSBC.com knowledge center and follow Bryan Litz’s articles covering the science of ballistics.

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.

Introducing, New .300 Winchester Magnum Cartridges by Lapua

Lapua 300 Win Mag Ammo

Sedalia, MO – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases and ammunition, announces the addition of three new 300 Winchester Magnum offerings to their Scenar, Mega and Naturalis Hunting ammunition.

Lapua’s 300 Winchester Magnum, 185 Grain OTM Scenar cartridge is destined to become the number one choice for any demanding target shooter, tactical unit or long range enthusiast. The unique design of the 185 Grain Scenar, paired with the short case neck of the 300 Winchester Magnum case, creates a powerful combination for long range target shooting. With a high quality powder and a muzzle velocity of 3,051 fps, this cartridge offers peak accuracy and impressive ballistic performance beyond 1,000 yards.

300 Winchester Magnum loaded with the 170 Grain Naturalis and the 185 Grain SP MEGA offer options for every hunter. A fan favorite for many years, the traditional MEGA is a lead core, mechanically bonded, soft point hunting projectile. The third generation Lapua Naturalis bullet, with its special valve design, offers a completely lead-free option with the perfect mushrooming effect. With muzzle velocities that enable extremely straight flight trajectories, these rounds are an obvious choice for long range hunting or for situations that demand superior terminal performance.

All three Lapua cartridges will be available Q2 of 2021. Lapua Components and Ammunition are exclusively distributed by Capstone Precision Group, LLC. To find an authorized retailer near you, visit capstonepg.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.

New Berger 25 Caliber 133 Grain Elite Hunter Bullets

25 Cal Elite Hunter

Mesa, AZ – Berger is excited to announce the addition of the new .25 Caliber, 133 Grain Elite Hunter projectile to the popular long-range Elite Hunter product line.

The .25 Caliber, 133 Grain Elite Hunter offers a heavy-for-caliber bullet solution for .25 caliber hunting platforms that maximizes both energy and terminal performance. Elite Hunters utilize Berger’s industry-leading hybrid ogive design, that blends tangent and secant designs to optimize efficiency, reduce wind-drift, and minimize sensitivity to seating depth. Their sleek profile features an ultra-high ballistic coefficient (BC) and increased sectional density, delivering the highest energy upon impact. Elite Hunters are easy to load and shoot, and provide unmatched accuracy and performance.

“The new .25 Caliber, 133 Grain brings unmatched external performance to the 25 caliber realm that has been historically limited by lower weight projectiles. Paired with efficient and low recoil cartridges, this bullet produces ultra-flat trajectories. All while delivering fantastic terminal performance and energy transfer upon impact,” reports Garett Stoddard, Berger’s Production Engineer. “This bullet was truly developed with the modern hunter in mind.”

Berger .25 Caliber, 133 Grain Elite Hunters will begin shipping to authorized Berger dealers in Q2. To view the complete Elite Hunter series lineand to find a Berger dealer visit, Bergerbullets.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.

Vihtavuori’s New N568 Smokeless Powder

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Sedalia, MO – Vihtavuori powder, long known as the cleanest and most accurate smokeless propellant produced anywhere in the world, introduces the new N568 propellant.

N568 is the ideal choice for today’s most popular large capacity cartridges, including 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC, 338 Lapua Magnum, and an assortment of classic belted magnums such as 7mm Remington Magnum and 300 Winchester Magnum.

N568’s slow burning characteristics and short-cut grains provide extremely consistent metering for long range competitive shooters, accuracy enthusiasts, and hunters alike. N568 excels with heavy-for-caliber projectiles and provides exceptional temperature stability. It’s also insensitive to humidity changes.

Vihtavuori N568 will be available in Q2 of 2021. To locate a Vihtavuori retailer near you, visit Capstonepg.com/us-dealer-maps.

Learn more about Vihtavuori’s propellant offerings, download Vihtavuori reloading data, or install Vihtavuori’s Reload App at Vihtavuori.com.  N568 reloading data will soon be available on both the Vihtavuori website and Reload App.

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 Introduces New 223 Remington Ammunition

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Mesa, AZ – Berger is excited to expand their successful, match grade ammunition line with the addition of .223 Remington, 73 Grain Boat Tail Target Ammunition and .223 Remington, 77 Gain OTM Tactical Ammunition. 

Berger Ammunition, proven successful in PRS, NRL, Fullbore, and other long range competitive shooting disciplines, is excited to announce the addition of 223 Remington cartridges to their growing ammunition offering.

223 Remington 73 Grain Boat Tail Target

Berger’s .223 Remington, 73 Grain Boat Tail (BT) Target offering provides both bolt-gun and gas-gun operators a premium round that outperforms all others in 1:7”, 1:8”, and 1:9” rifle twist applications. The 73 Grain BT Target projectile is known in competitive shooting and Mil/LE circles as the “test-bullet” for AR platforms. The competitive shooter’s adage has always been “If it won’t shoot a 73 Grain Berger, it likely won’t shoot. Period.” Function tested and competition proven, the Berger .223 Remington, 73 Grain BT Target is the target round to beat.

223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical

The .223 Remington, 77 Grain OTM Tactical provides a premium solution for Mil/LE applications with 1:8” twist platforms and faster. The 77 Grain OTM Tactical projectile has a superior ballistic coefficient and performance to any comparable projectile in its weight class. Its OTM design and sleek, tangent ogive profile, provides flawless performance from magazine-feel applications in any gas-gun platform. Trusted by professionals around the globe, the .223 Remington, 77 Grain OTM Tactical delivers when lives are on the line.

Berger .223 Remington Target and Tactical Ammunition is manufactured in Mesa, AZ and is shipping now to your favorite authorized Berger retailer.  

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.

SK Announces New Hi-Velocity Match 22LR Ammunition

SK High Velocity Match

Sedalia, MO – New for 2021, SK Ammunition announces the latest addition to its family of .22 LR ammunition, SK Hi-Velocity Match.

Targeted for .22 LR enthusiasts that prefer lightning-fast speed, new SK Hi-Velocity Match exits the muzzle at a blistering 1,263 feet per second (385 m/s). Where every second counts, disciplines such as PRS Rimfire and NRL22 trust Hi-Velocity Match to strike on-target with both speed and precision. SK’s 40 grain round-nosed projectile is combined with a proprietary blend of clean-burning, high-energy propellant for reliable functioning in all platforms – shot after shot.

Until now, hi-velocity .22 LR ammuntion was always “code” for cheap, plinking, and price-point, with quality unchanged for generations. SK’s Hi-Velocity Match aims to break the status quo and offer shooters the first high performance .22 LR round. SK Hi-Velocity – Precision has no Speed Zone.

SK Ammunition is exclusively distributed in the USA by the Capstone Precision Group. Find a retailer near you at the Capstone Precision Group website.

About SK
SK Rimfire has a storied 190 year history of producing top-quality.22 LR ammunition in Schönebeck 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 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

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Mesa, AZ – Berger’s new 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ is the latest projectile offering in the highly anticipated Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) product line. The 25 Caliber LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high Ballistic Coefficient is important for competitive shooting, but shot-to-shot consistency is the most critical aspect when engaging targets out to 1,000 yards.

Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) applies controlled pressure along the nose of each LRHT bullet, producing a homogeneous and repeatable profile for the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC). Visit NoBSBC.com and learn “why BC consistency wins” vs. the “highest BC is best” myth.

The 25’s are ideal for many of today’s PRS and NRL disciplines that reach out to 1,000 yards and beyond. They are tailored for cartridges such as the 25 Creedmoor, 25-06 Remington, and several other innovative wildcat cartridge variants popular among competitive shooters. The 135’s require 1:8” twist or faster. Use Berger’s Twist Rate Calculator and determine the optimal twist rate for your competitive shooting conditions.

The Berger 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets will begin shipping in Q2 to Berger authorized retailers. Find a retailer near you at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map.

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 Vihtavuori’s Ian Klemm Wins at F-Class National Championship

Ian Klemm F-Class Nationals 2020

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member Ian Klemm on being crowned the 2020 F-TR Long Range National Champion this past weekend.

The F-Class Championship took place October 25th – November 2nd at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. Hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club, the 2020 Nationals attracted 180 F-TR and F-Open competitors from across the country shooting at distances of 600 yards (Mid-Range) and 1,000 yards (Long Range).

Klemm loads Vihtavuori N150 propellant in a Lapua .308 Winchester (required F-TR cartridge) with Berger 200.20X Hybrid Target bullets. He fired an aggregate score of 1561-56x, besting the closest competitor by six points.

“I didn’t think it could get any better than N140 for long range shooting with a 308, but then I tried N150. It’s, hands-down, the most temperature insensitive powder I’ve ever competed with.  When combined with the Berger 200.20X bullet, N150 is a real advantage for accuracy enthusiasts,” commented Klemm.

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.

New Lapua Brass Cartridge Cases for 2021

New Lapua Cases for 2021

Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases and ammunition products, announces the addition of 6.5 PRC, 284 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, and 300 PRC cartridge cases to their 2021 product offering.

The new Lapua 6.5 and 300 PRC cartridge cases provide competitive shooters, hunters and accuracy enthusiasts a premium selection for precision hand loads, an option that’s been missing from the market since the PRC’s inception.

The 284 Winchester cartridge has experienced a recent resurgence in F-Class competition, where shooters compete to distances out to 1,000 yards. Members of the US Rifle Team, which Lapua sponsors, will enjoy having cases readily available in this classic cartridge. 

The 300 Winchester Magnum has been a staple within the firearms industry since its development in the early 60’s. It is still used for competitive target shooting, hunting, and Mil/LE platforms to-date. Despite being outperformed by several other 30’s, it remains the top choice in North America for hunting.

“Our new Lapua cartridge case offerings for 2021 display our continued commitment to the precision shooting disciplines which are popular in the USA and globally,” stated Erkki Seikkula, Lapua Sales & Marketing Manager.

Lapua’s newest cartridge cases will be available from your favorite dealer beginning Q2 of 2021. Lapua is exclusively distributed in the USA by Capstone Precision Group. Find a dealer near you by visiting capstonepg.com

About Lapua Cartridge Cases

Serious hand loaders, competitive shooters, and accuracy enthusiasts around the globe recognize Lapua cartridge cases as the gold standard for precision reloading. Their dimensional consistency, quality of materials, manufacturing tolerances, and longevity are unmatched by any other manufacturer. To learn more about Lapua components and ammunition, visit lapua.com