Published On: February 4th, 2022Categories: Industry News, Lapua

Marengo, OH – Lapua, world-renowned for producing the highest quality rimfire ammunition, is pleased to announce Shane Barnhart as the new Lapua Rimfire Performance Center Manager located in Marengo, Ohio.

Barnhart is an accomplished competitive shooter having won 8 National Smallbore Championships, a Service Rifle National Championship, a Civilian Marksmanship Long Range National Championship, and more. Over the past 20 years, Barnhart served with the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), where he was a competitive marksman, head coach, and gained years of experience testing smallbore ammunition at the AMU’s range. Barnhart will begin managing the day-to-day test operations in Ohio beginning in late February.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue being part of the shooting community and to work with such a great brand while doing so,” said Barnhart. “I’ve seen how this kind of testing can make a major difference for a competitive shooter, and I am excited to help them realize their competitive dreams.”

Patterned after the world-renowned Lapua Test Center in Germany, both the Marengo, Ohio and Mesa, Arizona Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers provide shooters the opportunity to test multiple lots of ammunition under tightly controlled conditions. Each of the Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers offer the unique ability to test ammunition at both 50 and 100 meters, simultaneously. By comparing the results of various lots fired at both distances, the best performing lots will offer a distinct competitive advantage. This allows for higher scores and more hits on target for a customer’s chosen discipline. For more information on the Lapua Rimfire Performance Centers or to schedule an appointment, please visit

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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