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.

Berger Ammunition to load USSOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition

ASR Ammo

Capstone Precision Group, part of the Nammo Commercial Business Area, has been awarded the sub-contract by Ultra Defense Corporation to load the non-standard Advance Sniper Rifle ammunition contract that provides ammunition for the USSOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle program.

The single-year contract is to load 800,000 rounds of 300 Norma Mag ammunition that will be loaded using Berger .30 caliber, 215 grain Hybrid bullets and Lapua cartridge cases. It also includes 200,000 rounds of 338 Norma Mag that Capstone will load using Lapua cartridge cases and the Lapua .338 caliber, 300 grain AP529 projectiles.

 “Our team has been working on this project for over two years and are all very proud to have been trusted to load this important project,” said Bill Gravatt, Capstone’s President. “It was a total team effort by everyone at Capstone, Ultra Defense and other areas of Nammo. The Berger and Lapua projectiles had already been specified for this program but now we have the honor of loading the ammunition.”

Adam Braverman, Director of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, added, “Winning this contract was strategically very important to us in paving the way towards future long term contracts specializing in advanced ammunition loadings.”

The ammunition will be loaded and tested at Capstone’s facility in Mesa, Arizona.

“Working with Ultra Defense and USSOCOM on this project has been a great experience,” mentioned Dan Thelen, Capstone’s General Manager. “Leveraging the bullet production and commercial ammunition capabilities of Capstone/Berger with the legendary quality of Lapua cases puts us in the unique position to deliver a World Class product to our US warfighters.”

Berger Announces NEW 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Mesa, AZ – The new 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. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing a homogeneous and repeatable bullet profile for the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).

The 6mm 109 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others. It offers the same stability factor as the industry-leading 105gr Hybrid Target and is a direct replacement for 1:8” twist barrels.

New 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullet

The 6mm 109’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

The Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are available at authorized Berger Retailers and at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map. Use our Dealer Locator to find a store near you.

New! Berger 22 Caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Berger’s new 22 caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets feature an improved center of gravity and ballistic coefficient. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) System applies controlled pressure along the projectile nose, producing a homogeneous and repeatable bullet profile for the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (“BC”). While a high BC is desirable to competitive shooters, shot-to-shot BC consistency is critical when engaging targets to 1,000 yards and beyond.

Easy to load and shoot with a jump-tolerant hybrid ogive design, the Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are tailored to cartridges such as the .224 Valkyrie, 22-250 Remington, and the 22 Creedmoor among others, and remains supersonic to over 1,000 yards – including .223/5.56 chambered Service Rifles and Target Rifles with 1:7” twist barrels!

“Berger’s new Long Range Hybrid has several advantages over today’s large caliber standard,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides the most consistent ballistic coefficient in the industry, less wind drift for increased precision, and significantly reduced recoil to minimize shooter fatigue. The .22 caliber has finally earned respect within long range shooting disciplines.”

The Berger 22 Caliber 85.5 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets are available at authorized Berger Retailers and at Bergerbullets.com/dealer-map. Use our Dealer Locator to find a store near you.