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

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.