Team Berger Shooter Wins Wisconsin Barrel Maker Classic

Jon Pynch wins Wisconsin Barrel Maker Classic

Mesa, AZ – Team Berger member, Jon Pynch, scored a 185 to secure first place at the second annual Wisconsin Barrel Maker Classic. Pynch shot a 6mm Dasher loaded with Berger 6mm 105 Hybrid Target bullets in Lapua cases.

The Wisconsin Barrel Maker Classic Match is an Armageddon Cup qualifier supported by the Wisconsin Barrel Makers; Bartlein, Krieger, Criterion, Rock Creek, Mullerworks and Brux.  The match was hosted by the Highlands Sportsmen’s Club August 1-2 in Cascade, WI.

Pynch stated, “Consistency is king in this game! The Berger/Lapua combo is a tough combo to top!”

Learn more about “Why Consistency Wins”, Ballistic Coefficient’s (BC’s) consistency, and BC effects on accuracy and precision at Berger’s 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.

Berger Shooters Win Hornady Precision Hunter Steel Challenge

Berger

Mesa, AZ – Competitors loading Berger Bullets won both the Light and Heavy divisions and claimed the top 3 places overall during the inaugural Hornady Precision Hunter Steel Challenge.

Congratulations to Rusty Ulmer for winning the Light Division with Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain VLD’s in his Creedmoor chambered Impact action with Proof carbon barrel.

Brian Black took top honors in the Hunter Heavy Division and 1st place overall for the match. Brian shot Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain Hybrid’s loaded in a 6.5×47 Lapua. Brian used a Lone Peak Arms Fuzion action with Benchmark barrel and XLR Element chassis. Brian stated, “I was short on time to prepare for the match, so I selected a load that has always performed with incredible precision using Berger 140 Grain Hybrids.” Congratulations Brian!

Top competitor results were as follows:

1st Place Light Division   – Rusty Ulmer, Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain VLDs

1st Place Hvy Division     – Brian Black, Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain Hybrids

1st Place Overall               – Brian Black, Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain Hybrids

2nd Place Overall              – Serge Ducourneau, Berger 6.5mm 144 Grain LRHTs

3rd Place Overall               – Eric Andersen, Berger 6.5mm 140 Grain Hybrids

The inaugural Hornady Precision Hunter Steel Challenge was held August 8-9th at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex in De Beque, Colorado. The match tested each of the 130+ competitor’s entire skillset as a hunter with various gear weight restrictions, a minimum power factor (Bullet Grain Weight x Muzzle Velocity), blind stages, etc., all while on the clock carrying their gear through the entire course and engaging targets from 300 to 1,000 yards.

Learn more about “Why Consistency Wins”, Ballistic Coefficients (BC’s), and BC effects on accuracy and precision at Berger’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Berger’s New 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter Bullet

Berger 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter

Mesa, AZ – Berger is excited to announce the new 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter projectile for small-to-midsized game, such as deer and antelope.

The 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter was developed for hunters and long range enthusiasts seeking a high ballistic coefficient (BC) projectile that delivers massive hydrostatic shock. The 108’s pair well with platforms chambered in 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, 6×47 Lapua, 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 6XC, and a great number of other 6mm wildcat cartridges popular today.

The 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter utilizes Berger’s industry-leading hybrid ogive design, which blends tangent and secant designs to optimize efficiency, reduce wind-drift, and minimize sensitivity to seating depth. Its sleek profile features an ultra-high ballistic coefficient (BC) and increased sectional density, delivering the highest energy retention upon impact. Berger 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunters are easy to load and shoot, and provide unmatched accuracy and performance.

“The new 108 was developed with the modern midsized game hunter in mind. It pairs high external performance with efficient and low recoil cartridges to produce very flat trajectories. All while delivering fantastic terminal performance and energy transfer upon impact,” stated Garett Stoddard, Berger’s Production Engineer.

Berger 6mm 108 Grain Elite Hunter projectile is shipping to authorized Berger dealers now. To view the complete Elite Hunter series line and 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.

NEW! Berger 6.5mm 153.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Berger 6.5mm 153.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target

Mesa, AZ – Berger’s 6.5mm 153.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ is the latest projectile offering in the highly anticipated Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) product line. The 6.5mm 153.5 Grain 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 and beyond.

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 6.5mm 153.5 Grain LRHT’s are ideal for any long range disciplines that reach to 1,000 yards and beyond. The new 153.5’s are tailored for cartridges such as the 6.5 Creedmoor, 26 Nosler, 6.5 PRC, 6.5 x 284, 6.5 SAUM, and 6.5 Weatherby RPM among others. With a complementary profile to Berger’s successful 6.5mm 156 Grain Elite Hunter projectile, the 153.5’s require 1:8” twist or faster.

“The new 6.5mm-153.5 grain LRHT’s push the limits of today’s performance standards. The drag reduction achieved with Meplat Reduction Technology contributes to their superior form factor and ballistic coefficient, offering minimal atmospheric influence during flight. The 153.5 is simply our highest performance 6.5mm projectile to date,” said Garett Stoddard, Berger’s Production Engineer.

The Berger 6.5mm 153.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are shipping now to Berger authorized retailers. Find a retailer near you at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map.

Coming Soon! New Long Range Hybrid Target ammunition! Follow Berger Bullets social for all upcoming releases.

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 Bullets Now Available at RSR Group

Berger Bullets

Mesa, AZ – Berger is pleased to announce the RSR Group has added Berger bullets to its product offering. Berger is the industry leading bullet and ammunition manufacturer for competitive shooters, Mil/LE operators and extreme accuracy enthusiasts. The Berger bullets line is now in stock and available for purchase through RSR Group.

The RSR Group, with five regional sales centers located in New York, Florida, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin and a centralized distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide sales distribution of the Berger bullets product line to their extensive retailer network throughout the U.S.

“We’re excited to welcome the RSR Group and look forward to working closely with their team to provide their dealers the most sought after bullet on the market,” stated Jeff Knowles, Director of Sales.

Dealers may contact the RSR Group for details and availability of Berger bullets.

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 at Berger Southwest Nationals

Ian Klemm at Southwest 2020 Southwest Nationals

Team Vihtavuori member Ian Klemm has medaled in every event at Berger’s Southwest Nationals long range competition. Loading Vihtavuori N150 and Berger’s hot new 30 Caliber 208 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target bullets, Klemm took 3rd Overall in the FTR Mid-Range (600 yards) and Long Range events (800, 900, and 1,000 yards).  Klemm was also a member of Team “USA Independence” in the team events, where they earned high honors in all categories: 1st in team Palma, 1st in the 1,000 yard Team Final and 1st Overall Team Aggregate.

The Berger Southwest Nationals, hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club, took place February 5-9th at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ with a sold-out roster of 400 competitors. The Southwest Nationals is the “must-attend” event for competitive long-range shooters around the world, featuring F-Open, F-TR, and Sling disciplines. Competitors from over 9 different countries were in attendance.

“The new Berger 208 grain Hybrid Bullet combined with Vihtavuori N150 powder proved to be a consistent winning combination, resulting in a top 3 finish in every event during the 2020 Southwest Nationals,” commented Klemm. Klemm will be competing next at the Sinclair International Fullbore Championship in May at Camp Butner, NC.