We’d like to give a big congratulations to the United States Precision Rifle Team for winning the first ever Precision Rifle World Championships!
US team member, Austin Buschman, brought us home the overall 1st place gold in the Open Class with 158 impacts. Austin was shooting the Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) bullets, which feature our Meplat Reduction Technology. Our LRHT bullets not only have higher BCs, but they have the most consistent BCs thanks to the unique way we produce them. Austin’s win definitely came down to his skill, gear, load, and lots of practice, but it really helps us to showcase just how consistent this bullet really is and how that translates to higher hit percentage.
Morgan King, another member of the US team and a part of Team Berger, secured the silver medal right behind Austin with 157 impacts on target. Many of the top competitors reported using our bullets this year, including:
- 1st Place Open: Austin Buschman – Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target
- 2nd Place Open: Morgun King – Berger 6.5mm 156 Grain Elite Hunter
- 1st Place Limited: Coulter Mariott – Berger 6mm 105 Grain Hybrid Target
- 3rd Place Ladies Open: Allison Zane – Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target
- 1st Place Senior Open: Rusty Ulmer – Berger 6mm 105 Grain Hybrid Target
- 2nd Place Senior Open: Paul Higley – Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target
“Berger 105 grain Hybrid Target and 109 Grain LRHT bullets are what I’ve used exclusively in PRS style competitions for three years,” said Austin. “I find these 6mm Berger bullets to be very consistent over many different charge weights and seating depths. This has allowed me to focus on developing my shooting skills rather than spend hours on load development.”
The first ever Precision Rifle World Championship was held August 6-12th in Bitche, France, at the Bitche Military Camp. The United States team competed against 25 other participating countries in Open, Limited, and Factory classes, which include Ladies, Junior, Senior and Mil/LE divisions. You can learn more about the International Precision Rifle Federation (IPRF) and the IPRF World Championships on their website here.