SK To Sponsor the ISRPA Junior Intermediate Smallbore Clinics

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Sedalia, MO – SK Ammunition, manufacturers of high-quality .22 LR cartridges for nearly 190 consecutive years, is pleased to announce their support of the 2020 ISRPA Junior Smallbore Clinics.

The Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) will be hosting two Junior Smallbore Clinics at the end of July. The ASSA Nationals Smallbore Rifle Clinic and the Intermediate Smallbore Rifle Camp Clinic will be held July 25-27th and July 28-30th respectively. Both clinics will take place in conjunction with the American Smallbore Shooting Association (ASSA) National Matches at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range in Bristol, IN. Each clinic includes instruction by staff members of The X-Count Range, as well as a competition to complete the clinic. The ASSA Nationals Clinic will include a traditional 3X20 match, while the Intermediate Smallbore Rifle clinic will also include a Dewar Match.

“We’re excited to be part of ISRPA’s Junior clinics,” stated Adam Braverman, Director of Sales and Marketing for SK. “Having ASSA and The X-Count host these clinics is really bringing the best of the best together and know that Juniors will truly benefit from both clinics.”

For more information on the ISRPA Junior Clinics, visit isrpa.wildapriocot.org.

About SK Ammunition

SK Rimfire has a storied 190 year history of producing top-quality.22 LR ammunition in Schonebeck 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 Long Range Hybrid Target Ammunition Now Available

6mm Creedmoor 109gr LRHT Ammo

Mesa, AZ – Berger’s successful, match-proven Long Range Hybrid Target™ (LRHT) bullets are now available in loaded ammunition for both 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges.

Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ ammunition features Berger’s high BC, LRHT bullet, which is Doppler verified to less than 1% BC variation. It’s assembled with the very best commercially available components, such as Lapua cartridge cases and clean-burning, temperature insensitive propellants. Each cartridge is meticulously constructed to the same exacting tolerances competitive long-range shooters and extreme accuracy enthusiasts have come to expect from Berger.

Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ Ammunition is available now in the following offerings: 6mm Creedmoor 109 Grain LRHT, 6.5 Creedmoor 144 Grain LRHT, and 6.5 Creedmoor 153.5 Grain LRHT. Contact your favorite authorized Berger retailer for details.

Visit NoBSBC.com and learn more about Ballistic Coefficients (BC), their effects on accuracy and precision, and “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.

Lapua Launches $200 Consumer Rebate

Lapua Sizzling Summer Rebate

Sedalia, MO – Lapua is excited to announce the 2020 Sizzling Summer Savings rebate, offering 10% cash back on qualifying Lapua Scenar bullets and rifle cartridge cases, up to $200 from July 15 through August 31, 2020.

Lapua is world-renowned for producing the finest bullets and cartridge cases. Starting with the highest quality raw materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, Lapua components are highly sought-after by competitive shooters, Mil/LE operators and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  • Lapua Scenar bullets have a proven record on the range and the battlefield. They’re a popular tangent ogive, hollow point boat tail design that is extremely accurate with excellent weight uniformity.
  • Lapua cartridge cases are regarded as the finest cases available, without equal. Using superior annealing processes, each case is machined to exacting dimensions creating a longevity that is unmatched by all other case manufacturers.

Complete the online form at Capstonepg.com/LapuaRebate or fill out an order form from your favorite retails no later than September 30, 2020. Additional terms and conditions may apply, please see website for details.

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.

Vihtavuori’s Paul Phillips Wins Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship

Paul Phillips MI Fullbore Win

Vihtavuori’s Paul Phillips Wins Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member, Paul Phillips, on winning the 2020 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, F-TR division.

Phillips, who regularly shoots Extreme Long Range (ELR) disciplines, hadn’t picked up his F-TR rifle in nearly two years yet found a way to win. He loaded Vihtavuori N140 behind Berger 200 Grain Hybrid’s in Lapua cases to score to score 445-23X.

The Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, hosted by the Midland County Sportsman’s Club, took place on Independence Day (7/04). F-Open, F-TR and Target Sling divisions were represented.    

“I was able to secure the win using ammunition previously loaded for our Team USA 2017 World Championship Gold Medal victory. The leftover ammo printed a 15-shot string that had a Standard Deviation (SD) of just 6.3 fps. It’s a testament to Vihtavuori powder’s temperature stability and clean burning characteristics still shooting well after laying dormant for over three years!” stated Phillips.

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.

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.