Team Berger’s John Mullins Wins the Arizona State Lever Action Rifle Silhouette Championship

John Mullins at the AZ Lever Action Championships

Team Berger shooter, John Mullins, swept all three divisions and won the 2020 Arizona State Lever Action Rifle Silhouette Championship. Mullins scored a 71/80 placing him first in Lever Action Rifle (LAR), 74/80 in Pistol Cartridge LAR for first place, and 72/80 in Smallbore Cowboy Rifle to complete the sweep.

The Arizona State Lever Action Rifle Silhouette Championship was held at the Ben Avery Shooting Complex in Phoenix, AZ from February 6-9th.  All LAR shooting is done from the offhand position with open sights. Steel targets are engaged at distances of 40-50-75 and 100 yards for score. The Smallbore Cowboy Rifle division is any lever action, pump, or semi-auto .22LR. The pistol cartridge category uses common calibers such as the .22 Mag, 25-20, 32-20, 38 Special, 357 Mag, or 44 Mag, while the rifle cartridge category’s common cartridges are 30-30, 38-55 and other bottleneck cartridges.

Mullins stated, “Quality components and ammunition were the biggest factors in winning the Arizona State Championship. Without support from my sponsors, like Berger, I wouldn’t be finding myself in the winner’s circle.”

Mullins will compete next at the Arizona Highpower Rifle Silhouette Championship in April.

Lapua Returns as Title Sponsor of the 2020 Practical Rimfire Challenge

Lapua Precision Rifle Challenge

Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest rimfire cartridges, is pleased to announce their renewed support of the Practical Rimfire Challenge as the title sponsor.

The Lapua Practical Rimfire Challenge Series (LPRC) is held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV. The series is an affordable 5-match series leading up to the finale in October.  The LPRC is designed to test the .22LR rifle shooter, ammunition and optics out to 300 yards. While most stages focus on long-range positional shooting skills, shooters will encounter stages set in natural terrain, stages with movement, Olympic stages of fire, Collegiate stages of fire and/or smallbore style stages. Shooters can select from the semi-auto or bolt action division.  All rifles must be chambered in .22LR and can be fitted with magnified optics. All legal, safe, and responsible amateur and professional shooters are welcomed.

Registration for the LRPC is now open and will kick off this March.  Match dates are as follows:

  • Series Match 1 March 21/22
  • Series Match 2 May 25/26
  • Series Match 3 June 22/23
  • Series Match 4 July 27/28
  • Series Finale October 5

“We’re excited to return as the title sponsor of the Practical Rimfire Challenge,” commented Morgan Joy-Twenter, Director of Communications. “Peacemaker does an excellent job of running the series of matches and it’s evident in the growing attendance.”  For more information on the LPRC visit

Holiday Hours

Our team will be out of the office from December 24th to January 1st, 2019. We will be returning on January 2nd and will respond to any messages left over the break at that time.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!