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.

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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.

New 200-Yard World Record Set Using Vihtavuori Powder

Jack Neary Sets New 200 Yard Benchrest Record

Jack Neary of Team USA shot a new 200-yard World Record for smallest 5-shot group, measuring .110”. Neary’s confirmed world record was set using Vihtavuori N133 powder, hand loaded with the 6mm PPC cartridge during the World Benchrest Championships this past week in Calgary, Canada.

The World Benchrest Championships are held every two years and attract competitors from over 30 countries, testing their skills at 100-yard and 200-yard distances. Neary established his world record in the Light Varmint rifle class (10.5-lb max rifle weight) and then went on to help Team USA secure the Gold Medal in the 4-man team event.

Jack stated, “Vihtavuori’s temperature stability and cleaning burning attributes have been instrumental for competitors to achieve world record accuracy in the furthest corners of the world. I humbly congratulate Vihtavuori as being the real winner here.”

Vihtavuori powder was used by nearly every competitor (over 90%) during the World Benchrest Championships and continues to dominate both benchrest and Extreme Long Range competitive rifle shooting disciplines. Load Vihtavuori Propellants in all of your firearms and experience the Power of Accuracy.

Team Vihtavuori’s Phillips Crowned King of 2 Miles

King of 2 Mile Winner Paul Phillips

Team Vihtavouri member, Paul Phillips, was recently crowned King of 2 Miles at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, MN.

King of 2 Miles is an Extreme Long Range (ELR) Rifle competition that challenges competitors to engage steel targets at various distances out to 3,525 yards. Phillips and his Team Global Precision Group members all shoot the 416 Barrett cartridge and load Vihtavuori 20N29 powder exclusively for their ELR platforms.

Vihtavuori powder has provided the most consistent and lowest single digit SD’s of any powder we’ve tested. This is a huge advantage when attempting to impact steel plates beyond 1,500 yards. We must have very consistent ammunition,” stated Phillips, “Vihtavuori Powders played a huge role in our team member’s success of finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th.”

Phillips will be competing next at the 2019 NRA ELR National Championships at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, IN.

Vihtavuori Dominates 2019 Firearms Industry Super Shoot

Sedalia, MO – Vihtavuori Powder dominated the 47th Annual Firearms Industry Super Shoot (F.I.S.S.) with the entire Top 20 competitors using N133 smokeless powder.

Each year the F.I.S.S. attracts hundreds of the world’s best competition benchrest shooters to Kelby’s Range in North Lawrence, Ohio. Over four days of competition, five-shot groups are fired at targets ranging from 100/200 yards with a variety of new and innovative firearms, equipment and accessories. Benchrest shooters are often viewed as trend-setting within the competitive shooting sports, and their near unanimous use of Vihtavuori powder is unprecedented.

Vihtavuori Production Manager, Mika Syrjala, stated: “Vihtavuori’s extreme temperature stability and clean burning characteristics enabled it to outperform all other reloading powders during northern Ohio’s volatile May weather. The results are a testament to nearly 100 years of our continued product development.”

Vihtavuori is the #1 choice of competitive benchrest shooters, and has quickly become the “go-to” powder for Extreme Long Range (ELR) competitors engaging targets to 2,500 yards and beyond. Vihtavuori’s lot-to-lot consistency, temperature stability, and clean burning characteristics make it the best selection for those who seek “The Power of Accuracy”.

Team Vihtavuori shooter Bruce Piatt Wins Bianchi Cup

Sedalia, MO – Team Vihtavuori member, Bruce Piatt, scored a 1920-179x to bring home his sixth Bianchi Cup. Piatt used N320 Vihtavuori pistol powder exclusively, known for its clean burning characteristics and unmatched lot-to-lot consistency.

The NRA National Action Pistol Championship took place May 22-24th at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville, MO. For over 40 years, Green Valley has attracted the world’s top action pistol shooters to compete for the coveted Bianchi Cup.

“It’s been 10 years since I won my last Bianchi Cup. It feels great to win this National Championship especially after missing last year’s match due to shoulder surgery. The soft shooting Vihtavuori N320 did a great job at minimizing recoil while providing excellent accuracy,” said Piatt. Piatt’s next match is the Trijicon 3-Man, June 22-23rd in Topton, PA. To learn more about Bruce Piatt, visit