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.

Lapua to Attend the 2020 GA Precision/Bushnell GAP Grind

GAP Grind Logo

Sedalia, MO – Lapua is set to sponsor a side match during the 2020 GA Precision/Bushnell GAP Grind October 2-4th at the K&M Precision Rifle Training Shooting Complex in Finger, TN.

Lapua has teamed up with Vudoo Gun Works to sponsor a unique opportunity for competitive rimfire enthusiasts. Each contestant will have the opportunity to engage challenging, multi-range targets with a state of the art Vudoo Gun Works rifle paired with Lapua Center-X Ammunition.

“Lapua Rimfire Ammunition is excited to partner with Vudoo Gun Works and complement each other’s premium offerings. I think the shooters will be thrilled with the performance of the Lapua Center-X ammunition in the Vudoo rifle.  This event is a great introduction to the ammunition and equipment many will seek out as the PRS Rimfire series kicks off,” stated Adam Braverman, Director of Sales and Marketing.

The GA Precision/Bushnell GAP Grind gathers shooters in two different divisions, professional and amateur, to compete in both individual and team events. Shooters will engage a variety of targets at varying distances with difficulty based on shooters position, distance and time allotment. For more information visit kmprecisionrifletraining.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.

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.

Lapua Sponsoring ISRPA Junior Elite Smallbore Clinic

Sedalia, MO – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases, bullets, and ammunition, is pleased to announce their support of the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) Junior Elite Smallbore Rifle Clinic.

In its 3rd year, the Elite Rifle Clinic presented by ISRPA and The X-Count will take place July 29th through August 2nd at The X-Count in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The clinic caters to high level junior athletes who wish to compete at the collegiate level.  Juniors will receive on-site coaching from collegiate level coaching staff, National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) and Gregg Rice, X-Count Head Coach. In addition to receiving advanced training instruction for 3-Position Smallbore, attendees will also be exposed to national sports psychologists, physical trainers and sport nutritionists.

“Lapua is committed to supporting junior shooters who are passionate about their continued education opportunities. Having the shooting sports as their vehicle to succeed at the collegiate level is a win-win as they grow to become our next ambassadors for the shooting sports,” states Geoff Esterline, Director of Marketing for Lapua (US).

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

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.

SK To Sponsor the ISRPA Junior Intermediate Smallbore Clinics

SK

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.

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.

Team Vihtavuori’s Evil Roy Wins Cowyboy Action and Wild Bunch Nationals

Vihtavuori's Evil Roy

Team Vihtavouri member, Evil Roy (Gene Pearcy), recently brought home two national titles from the 2020 Winter Range SASS National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting in Phoenix, AZ.

The Winter Range SASS National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting was hosted by the Arizona Territorial Company of Rough Riders at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ, February 24 – March 1. Over 1,000 competitors from around the world competed at the Winter Range, which features period militaria, exhibits Old West skills and crafts, and fast-draw competitions.

Evil Roy competed in both Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch competitions.  Roy took first place and the national title in “Cowboy Action – Cattle Baron” with a score of 302.98.  He also placed first and the national title in the “Wild Bunch” with a score of 3726.68.

“As always, I was shooting N320 in my .38 cowboy loads, .45 ACP, and .45 LC in the Wild Bunch competition,” stated Evil Roy. “Winning national titles in both events brings my World/National Championships to a total of 44.”

Making the Winter Range SASS National Championship even sweeter was Evil Roy shooting alongside his granddaughter, Holy Terror (Randi Rogers). Holy Terror was top woman overall in both Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch.  Following in her grandfather’s footsteps, Terror also knows Vihtavouri’s N320 will get her to the winner’s podium.

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.

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.