Emil Praslick Holding Wind Reading Class at Precision Rifle Expo

Berger's very own Wind Wizard, Emil Praslick, will be teaching a wind reading class this weekend (Oct 30-31, 2021) at the Precision Rifle Expo out in Blakely, GA. Emil is world renown not only for his expert wind reading capabilities, but his capability to help teach others the skills that he has mastered. While in the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, he was the Head Coach and developed training strategies for both tactical and competitive shooting. Emil's understanding of how wind drift works and how it affects the bullet as it goes down range has helped him to develop techniques for recognizing and determining wind [...]

The Legacy of Walt Berger

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Berger. Walt died peacefully, surrounded by friends and family on Sunday afternoon, 19 September 2021. Walt was a man of integrity who held himself to the highest standards and imbued the company that bore his name – Berger Bullets & Ammunition - with these same values. Walt’s edict: “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” Walt began making bullets in 1954 because then the bullets in the marketplace did not meet his exacting standards for precision and excellence. He was so dedicated that for years he hand-turned his bullet jackets to [...]

Berger’s Missy Gilliland Wins Top Lady in multiple PRS Series

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 [...]

Garett Stoddard Talks Bullet Performance on Australian Hunting Podcast

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 Issues Safety Notice for 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical Ammunition Lot 2745

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 support@capstonepg.com to arrange replacement of the product.

Lou Murdica Wins California State Championship

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 [...]

Ken Sanoski takes first place in 2021 Hornady Precision Rifle Challenge

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 [...]

Bryan Litz Wins 2021 Nightforce ELR Challenge with Berger Bullets

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 [...]

New 1,000 Yard World Record Set With Berger Bullets

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 [...]

Morgun King Wins 2020 NRL Championships with Berger Bullets

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. [...]

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