Published On: April 29th, 2022Categories: Shooting Competitions, Vihtavuori

Sedalia, MO – Team Vihtavuori member Chad Heckler took first place this past weekend at the 2022 Vortex Vengeance AG Cup Qualifier. In his best performance to date, Heckler only dropped 11 shots all weekend and walked away with a score of 158.

MKM Precision hosted the 2022 Vortex Vengeance AG CUP Qualifier match on April 23rd and 24th in Kennerdell, PA. The 2-day match had competitors setting their sights on a variety of targets from 300 yards out to 1,100 yards. The 18 different stages showcased steel, reactive, and automated moving targets, while having shooters in different positions, time allotments, and utilizing different props making for a very tough course of fire.

Heckler commented, “The Vortex Vengeance AG Cup qualifier was a mentally tough match. Lots of small target engagements with a lot of movement and some very tough environmental conditions. I switched to 6mm BR this season and I am running Lapua brass, Vihtavuori N150 powder under the Berger 6mm 105 Grain Hybrid Target bullets. I truly feel that this is a winning combination for me.

Heckler, who won the 2021 AG Cup, is currently in 4th place for the 2022 AG Cup and will compete next at the K&M Kahles match on May 28th.

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