Berger and Sniper’s Hide partner for “Reloading for Long Range Precision” Podcast

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Mesa, AZ – Berger has teamed up with Sniper’s Hide “The Everyday Sniper”podcast for a detailed debate regarding “Reloading for Long Range”.

“Reloading for Long Range” is a two-episode podcast within Berger’s No BS BC’s – Why Consistency Wins  podcast series targeted for shooters to gain more intimate knowledge of BC consistency, BC effects on precision, using ballistic solvers, hand loading techniques, and more. Join “The Everyday Sniper” podcast host Frank Galli as he talks with Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz and Mil/LE expert Emil Praslick about their trade secrets.

Episode One topics include:

  • Brass Preparation
  • Primers, priming tools and methodology
  • Reloading equipment
  • Dies, Tools, and more!

Episode Two:

  • Humidity’s effect on powder burn rates
  • Ladder testing “Fact or Fiction?”
  • Bullet seating depth
  • Importance of velocity at the target, ES, and SD’s
  • Mental approach to load development

“Another great opportunity to open up our platform to Bryan and Emil and dive into each of the long range reloading techniques on everyone’s minds. Giving people this kind of access through the partnership is masterclass opportunity for anyone interested in extreme long range shooting,” stated Frank Galli. Both episodes of “Reloading for Long Range” are available now on The Everyday Sniper Podcast or download from the iStore and Google Play.

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.

Vihtavuori’s Ian Klemm Sets New F TR Palma National Record

Ian Klemm at Buckeye Blossom

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member, Ian Klemm, for establishing a new F/TR Palma National Record and winning the 2020 Midwest LR National Championship. The Midwest LR National Championship was held August 8-9th at the Alliance Rifle Club in Malvern, Ohio.

Ian was competing with a 308 Winchester loaded with Berger 30 cal 200.20x Hybrids propelled with Vihtavuori N150 powder. His new F/TR Palma National Record of 449-27x topped the previous record of 449-22x. Ian’s father also used Vihtavuori N150 propellant and finished 2nd place in the match.

“This National Championship victory was due largely to the reduced standard deviation (SD’s) in muzzle velocity I was able to achieve after switching to Vihtavuori N150 Powder, stated Klemm.

Learn more about Vihtavuori’s propellant offerings, download Vihtavuori’s entire reloading manual, and install the Vihtavuori 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 SK’s Erich Mietenkorte Wins the Washington High Power Silhouette Championship

Erich Mietenkorte Washington HP Silhuouette Championships

Sedalia, MO – Team SK shooter, Erich Mietenkorte, brought home two titles from the 2020 Washington High Power Silhouette State Championship. Mietenkorte scored a 68/80 placing him first in the Standard Rifle. After an intense shoot off he also won the Hunter rifle with a score 65/80.

The Washington High Power Rifle Silhouette State Championship was held at the Pe Ell Sportmen’s Club in Pe Ell, WA August 2-3. All High Power Silhouette shooting is done from the offhand position with centerfire rifles chambered in 6mm or larger.  Steel targets are engaged at distances of 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters for score.

Mietenkorte competes with Lapua 6BR cases and Vihtavuori N140 powder loaded with Berger 6mm 95 Grain VLD Target bullets for the chickens, pigs and turkeys, and 6mm 115 Grain VLD bullets for the Rams.

“Great people, awesome weather, and good shooting made for an incredible match! The top quality components from Lapua, Berger Bullets, and Vihtavuori Powders allow me to be at the top of my game,” stated Mietenkorte. “I always train for silhouette competition with SK rimfire ammunition. Their ammo gives me the accurate feedback I need!”

About SK
SK Rimfire has a storied 190 year history of producing top-quality.22 LR ammunition in Schoenebeck 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.

Lapua Title Sponsor of BulletPro 150

Vudoo and Lapua

Sedalia, MO – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cases, bullets and cartridges, is pleased to announce their support of the BulletPro 150 as the title sponsor.

In its inaugural year, the Vudoo-Lapua BulletPro 150 match brings two classes of benchrest competition together to introduce an all-new benchrest venue to the competitive rimfire shooting world.  Taking place August 1st at the Buck Creek Range in Somerset, KY, shooters may choose to compete in the Unlimited or Factory Classes.

The BulletPro 150 is the culmination of three parallel paths in the rimfire world; Ivan Wells, Vudoo Gun Works and Lapua.  Ivan Wells, a well-accomplished rimfire Benchrest competitor, rifle builder, and designer of rimfire equipment, started his journey nine years ago to the day of the inaugural match and returns to Buck Creek to realize a dream. Vudoo Gun Works, known for their patented V-22 repeater platform, has become an industry leader in just a few short years and was asked to further support the Benchrest community by designing an action, the V-22S. Vudoo designed their repeater chamber around Lapua Center-X ammunition, which has continued to deliver an incredible level of consistency allowing many to push the envelope of rimfire.  These three forces have combined to launch the BulletPro 150; a new approach to Rimfire Benchrest.

“The V-22 repeater has accomplished incredible feats in the rimfire world and we expect the V-22S single shot will continue to re-define rimfire in numerous different shooting disciplines,” stated Mike Bush, Vudoo Gun Works Design Engineer and Co-Founder. “Lapua continues to show a level of dedication and commitment to the rimfire community by recently opening their second testing facility and now in supporting the BulletPro 150.”

For more information on the Vudoo-Lapua BulletPro 150 match, visit Vudoogunworks.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.

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 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.

Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Center Featured on The Shooter’s Mindset

Luke Johnson

Sedalia, MO – Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Center East Manger, Luke Johnson, visited The Shooter’s Mindset on Tuesday, June 9 to guide listeners into the world of rimfire ammunition performance testing.

In this hour-long podcast episode, “The Shooter’s Mindset” hosts, Anthony Cruz, Jennifer Seymour and Greg Cannon, covered all aspects of rimfire performance testing with Johnson. Johnson dove deep into the testing process, the importance of ammo testing, how to best identify good groups, and the benefit of having multiple lots of ammunition while shooting competitively.

“Many shooters are familiar with Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Centers, but have yet to take advantage of the service. Both of our facilities offer shooters the opportunity to test various styles and lots of Lapua ammunition under tightly controlled conditions,” stated Johnson. “Our goal is to help shooters match the perfect lot of ammunition with their rifle so they may hit the range with confidence knowing their ammunition will perform.”

For more information on The Shooter’s Mindset podcast, visit theshootersmindset.com.

Learn more about Lapua rimfire testing at Lapua.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.

Lapua Monarch Cup Confirms Commitment for 2021

Lapua Monarch Cup

With the Nationals Championships for Smallbore Rifle Silhouette cancelled in Canada, USA, and Mexico, the 2020 Lapua Monarch Cup has been postponed until 2021.

“In light of the current global health situation surround COVID-19, the Monarch Cup Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone the Lapua Monarch Cup from 2020 to 2021,” stated Monarch Cup Director, Daniel Salazer. “The uncertainty regarding international travel and the concern for the safety of our friends and competitors, led to this very disappointing decision. We vow to make the 2021 Lapua Monarch Cup an event to remember.”

In its inaugural year, the Lapua Monarch Cup was the must-attend event of the silhouette shooting world. Hosted in three different countries: Canada, United States and Mexico and taking place throughout the summer and fall of 2020. Competitors earn points from each match within their respective classification (Master, AAA, AA, & A), giving all shooters an opportunity for the $25,000 in cash prizes.

“Lapua is saddened that this difficult decision had to be made, but we know it’s the right one,” stated Adam Braverman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “The board and Lapua’s top priority is of the health and safety of the international shooting community. However, we are excited to announce that we will continue as the Title Sponsor of the Monarch Cup for 2021.”

For more information on the Lapua Monarch Cup visit lapuamonarchcup.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.