Published On: February 28th, 2023Categories: Berger, Shooting Competitions

Team Berger’s Justin Skaret Wins at Southwest Nationals

Mesa, AZ – Congratulations to Team Berger’s Justin Skaret winning the Sling Division of the 2023 Southwest Nationals.  Skaret scored an impressive grand aggregate of 1233-50X to take the top place finish.  Fellow Berger teammate, Amanda Elsenboss finished in third.

Skaret’s match scores are as follows:
Palma 800, 900, and 1,000-yds   – 442-17X

1,000-yd Iron Sights Aggregate   – 396-17X

1,000-yd Any Sight Aggregate     – 395-16X

The Southwest Nationals was held February 15-19th at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. Hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club, the Southwest Nationals is the “must-attend” event for competitive long-range shooters around the world. The Southwest Nationals features F-Open, F-TR, and Sling disciplines. Competitors from over 9 different countries were in attendance.

After his podium finish, Skaret commented, “The Berger 153.5gr LR Hybrid Target bullets paired with Vihtavuori N160 and a Lapua 6.5 Creedmoor SPR case, crushed the extremely tricky winds encountered this past weekend. The performance of this combination provided me a distinct advantage due to its wind drift performance.”

Skaret will compete next at the NRA Mid-Range Nationals this coming April in Phoenix, AZ.

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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