Berger would like to congratulate our very own Team Berger member, Missy Gilliland, on winning Top Lady in both the Alabama Precision Series and the MasterPiece Arms (MPA) series. Gilliland took the gold using her GA Precision 6mm Creedmoor rifle loaded with Berger 6mm 105 grain hybrid target bullets. The Alabama Precision Series Finale, which is part of the Southeastern PRS match race, was held July 24th in Carbon Hill, AL. MPA’s Regional Series Finale was hosted by the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, GA on August 7, 2021. Gilliland shared with us, “I was thrilled to receive Top Lady for both the MPA Regional [...]
Ever wonder what the difference is between our hunting and target bullets? Our Production Engineer, Garett Stoddard, recently discussed this topic and more on the Australian Hunting Podcast and you can listen to the entire podcast here. Jason Selmes, the host of the Australian Hunt Podcast, picks Garett's mind for information on bullets, ammunition, ballistics, terminal performance, and more on this hour long episode that covered topics like: What makes a good bullet for target shooting vs. hunting game? How do different bullet ogives affect performance? And what does VLD (very low drag) actually mean? Are ballistic coefficients important, or just one part of the [...]
Berger’s Load Development Team has determined that some 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical (Product # 65-23030) cartridges from Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 may cause function/ignition issues with AR-style gas operating platforms. Bolt action rifles are not affected. Berger Ammunition Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical ammunition, Item #65-23030 was shipped to retailers on April 2nd, 2021 to April 22nd, 2021. If you own ammunition from Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 or have questions regarding this notice, please contact Berger Customer Support at 660-460-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange replacement of the product.
Congrats to Lou Murdica on taking the win at the California Benchrest State Championships, which were presented by the Visalia Sportsmen's Association on March 27th and April 18th! Lou, a close personal friend of Walt Berger and a Team Berger Member, took the win with a grand aggregate of only 0.299 inches! For those of you unfamiliar with benchrest shooting, their goal is to get the smallest group possible in each match. Over the course of 20 matches in total, Lou's grand agg was 0.299 inches. That means his AVERAGE group size was 0.299" at 100 yards. Many of us are happy if we can [...]
Congrats to Ken Sanoski (a Berger sponsored shooter) who claimed the top place at the 2021 Hornady Precision Rifle Challenge PRS Match! The 2021 Hornady Precision Rifle Challenge was held on July 9th through the 10th, just outside of Evanston, WY on a private range. Ken took the win with his Exodus rifle chambered in 6mm Dasher with Berger 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) bullets. "The Hornady PRC precision rifle series was exactly what you expect from a national level 2-day match. Strong winds, small targets and a stacked field of shooters,” said Ken. “My Exodus Rifles in 6mm Dasher using Lapua fire [...]
Congrats to our very own Bryan Litz for winning the 2021 Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge! Bryan, Chief Ballistician at Berger, competed against more than 200 other competitors on June 12-13 at the Tillard 55 Range near Casper, WY. The Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge is a challenging match, comprised of targets ranged from 700 yards to over 1.2 miles, with an average target size of only 1-MOA tall. This win is definitely one that Bryan should be proud of! "Not being highly experienced in this kind of match, I was very happy to do so well," says Bryan. "I returned this year with a lot of [...]
Congratulations to Charles Greer on setting TWO new world records for 1,000 yard benchrest shooting! Charles' record has now been officially recognized by the NBRSA after being thoroughly measured and scrutinized by officials. On February 13, 2021, during the Saguaro 1,000 yard benchrest match at the Tucson Rifle Club in Three Points, AZ, Charles shot the amazing group you can see in the target pictured here. The official records Charles set are: 1,000-Yard Heavy Gun 10-Shot Group of 2.6566”, which beat the previous record of 3.650” established by Tim Height in 2019. 1,000-Yard Heavy Gun [...]
Congratulations to Morgun King on being crowned the 2020 National Rifle League (NRL) Champion! Morgun, a member of Team MPA, attended the 2020 NRL Championships on May 1-2, 2021. The match took place in Earlsboro, OK, where shooters engaged targets from 300 to 1,200 yards, with the majority being between 400-880 yards. Not only was the top shooter that weekend, but Morgun also came away on top in the 2020 NRL points race! Morgun shared with us, “Over the past 12-months, I’ve won a total of nine PRS/NRL matches. Seven of the victories were using Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) bullets. [...]
For the third year in a row, Team Berger member, Dustin Flint, brought home the gold from the Louisiana State Silhouette Championships. The Louisiana State Silhouette Championship was held May 1-2 at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range in Gonzales, LA. Dustin won with a Grand Aggregate score of 181/200, just beating out Elisabeth Steiger (2nd place) and Chris Cawthorne (3rd place). Dustin shared with us, "I'm very excited to win the Louisiana Silhouette Championship for the third straight year, especially considering the top notch competition at this year's event. Winning a championship requires a combination for shooter/spotter communication and equipment performance."
Emil Praslick, Berger's Mil/LE Business Development Manager and our very own "Wind Wizard" as we like to call him, will be joining Kestrel Ballistics tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25th at 3pm Eastern time to help host a virtual wind reading class. Kestrel Ballistics offers virtual classes to help shooters learn how to make the most of their Kestrel weather meters, maximize their time at the range, and advance their shooting capabilities to the next level. Emil told us, “I am really looking forward to this class and discussing how to best use the powerful capabilities of the Kestrel. There are a number of different strategies used [...]