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Bullets to be discontinued

As the election season draws to a close, we are already hearing about increased orders on both firearms and components. In preparation for the coming months, we are discontinuing several of our slow moving bullets. This will give us more room for quicker production on faster moving bullets and new releases, ensuring that you receive your bullets as quickly as possible. Also, this will give us the ability to move forward on several new bullet designs that will give you better options for your desired application. All existing orders for these bullets will be filled. Any additional orders must be placed by Nov 16, 2012. [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00November 8th, 2012|Announcements|

What Are The Differences Between the OTM Tactical, Classic Hunter and Elite Hunter Bullets?

We at Berger are very passionate about providing shooters with the best bullets possible. That means not only making bullets with the highest quality components and tightest tolerances, but also continuously pushing the envelope on bullet design and technology. Sometimes, we get so excited about providing shooters with better bullets that we end up introducing several new designs at once. Each is meant to meet a specific need, but it can cause some confusion. In an effort to reduce that confusion, here is a short summary of our latest bullets and designs: Match OTM Tactical bullets – designed for cartridges and rifles that are used [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00October 21st, 2012|Hunting Bullets, Misc|

“Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting” by Bryan Litz

Bryan Litz, Berger Bullets' Chief Ballistician, is proud to announce his latest offering to the long range shooting community. In his second book, Bryan helps shooters understand some of the theories behind practical shooting and discusses techniques to improve hit percentages. He says, "Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is written in the same layman's terms as Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting. The book focuses on defining the elements of accuracy and precision in a systematic way, and exploring their independent affects on hit percentage. The material is intended to help shooters make more informed decisions about their equipment and training. Ultimately, the [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00October 12th, 2012|Announcements, External Ballistics, Hybrids, Making it Shoot, VLDs|

Berger Classic Hunter Bullets Put to the Test

After realizing that SAAMI standards are not going to change to allow for increased performance we decided to make bullets that will comply with SAAMI dimensions for factory rifles. The key difference is that Bryan Litz would optimize these shorter noses by using a specially designed Hybrid shape. The other difference is that these bullets had to kill animals quickly like our current VLD Hunting bullets. We were quick to test these bullets in media and the results were a success. However, we knew we weren’t going to sell them as a hunting bullet until we had proven them on game. We needed [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00September 26th, 2012|Hunting Bullets|

New Berger Classic Bullets

For the first time in Berger’s history we’ve purposefully designed Hybrid shaped hunting bullets that comply with the restrictive dimensional standards set by SAAMI. We did this so that hunters can shoot ammo loaded with Berger Hunting bullets in their factory rifles while feeding through a magazine. Some might say, “What’s the big deal?” Well, frankly, SAAMI standard dimensions significantly limit the length of the nose (negatively affecting external ballistics performance) in two ways. First, the length from the end of the neck to the tip of the bullet of SAAMI standard ammo is typically so short that to make an ogive that [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00September 14th, 2012|Announcements|

Reloading Manual Cartridge List

The following is a complete list of the cartridges found in our reloading manual. This book contains load data for 71 cartridges. We tried to include as many popular cartridges as possible; but due to time and size restraints, we were not able to accommodate every one. These additional loads will be listed on our website once the manual is released (along with data for new bullets, etc). 17 Caliber 17 Ackley Hornet 17 Fireball 17 Mach IV 17 Remington 20 Caliber 20 Tactical 204 Ruger 22 Caliber 22 Hornet 22 K Hornet 221 Fireball 222 Remington 223 Remington 22 PPC USA 222 Remington Magnum [...]

2013-03-15T09:25:01-07:00August 30th, 2012|Announcements|

Berger Bullets Reloading Manual is Finished

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce the completion of the Berger Bullets Reloading Manual. This 829 page manual has become real and will be available to the public in the next few months. Our team worked very hard to create a thorough manual which gives the shooter everything they come to expect from a reloading manual, along with several extra items we hope the shooters will find interesting and useful. One of these additional features is The Story of Walt Berger. Walt was born at the end of the Golden Twenties and the beginning of the Great Depression. His story is [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00August 27th, 2012|Announcements|

2012 National Long Range Championships – Day 2

The week is flying by. The High Power phase has ended, and we're already halfway into the 2012 National Long Range Championships at Camp Perry. Congratulations to the winners of the High Power matches! Click HERE to see the full results. Saturday, Aug 11, was the first day of the Long Range matches. This is a special Nationals for two reasons. First, the America's Match is being shot here for the first time. The America's Match is a team event that is held every two years, and alternates between the US and Canada. Because of that match, we are lucky to have teams [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00August 12th, 2012|Match Results|

2012 National Matches – President’s & NTI results

It’s that time again! Rifle and pistol shooters from all over the US flock to Ohio every summer for the National Matches at Camp Perry (an Ohio National Guard base). These matches have been held since 1903 and run for almost six weeks each year. The highpower phase starts this week with the CMP Matches. This week is a blend of highpower “Across the Course” Service Rifle competition and education opportunities for new shooters. The Small Arms Firing school is open to competitors of all levels, and focuses on gun safety and training tips from expert shooters. The competition started on Monday with [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00August 1st, 2012|Match Results, Twist Rate|

2012 Irish Nationals

The first time I shot in Ireland was in 2011, as a member of the US F-Class Rifle Team competing in the Creedmoor Match. I quickly fell in love with the range, the countryside and the people. So when they invited me to return this year for their Nationals, it was an easy decision. The match was to be held over a two day weekend in May. When I saw the schedule of events, I couldn’t help but wonder how they expected to fit so many matches into two days. They managed that, and much more. I flew into Dublin, and Noel Kelly [...]

2013-01-07T16:22:12-07:00July 17th, 2012|Match Results|
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