2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

It's that time of the year again! The NRA is hosting its Annual Meetings and Exhibits, where over 750 exhibitors come out to meet with fellow firearms enthusiasts. This year's NRA Show takes place May 20-22 in Louisville, KY and Berger Bullets will be there at booth 5048. This show is an exciting one for us, because we will have a bigger booth this year to share with our ammunition company, ABM Ammo. Berger Bullets is teaming up with ABM Ammo to do a giveaway contest at the NRA Show. Shooters that come by our booth can provide their email address or drop one of [...]

Applied Ballistics Spring Seminar The next Applied Ballistics Seminar will be held May 23-24 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott in Dallas, TX. This two day seminar will cover practical elements of external ballistics. Information will be presented in a general way which applies equally to all long range shooting disciplines (hunting, target, tactical). Topics will be introduced from an academic first principles perspective. Once the scientific basis for the material is established, the ideas are further demonstrated with examples from instrumented live fire. They explain the science, and then present examples of the principles in action. The goal is that you’ll leave with an understanding of the subject [...]

2016 Cactus Classic

The Cactus Classic took place on March 19-20, 2016 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. This year's match had a great turnout with 138 total shooters, 3 of which were junior shooters. The Cactus had a full 5 days of practice, the Monday through Friday before the match. During this week we got to see a lot of familiar faces from last year as well as many new faces. For the most part, the days were full of great weather with normal Ben Avery conditions, meaning a bit of wind here and there. Thursday and Friday both had good conditions in comparison [...]

2016 Southwest Nationals

Welcome to the Southwest Nationals! Like most big matches, the 2016 Southwest Nationals disappeared in a whirlwind after months of preparation by both shooters and sponsors. We had our biggest turnout yet this year, with over 400 competitors! Along with shooters from all over the United States, we were proud to welcome our friends from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we gave away over $100,000 in donated prizes and award money. 1000 yard firing line. Click here to see the 2016 Southwest Nationals Sponsors. Ben Avery winds can range from benign to downright [...]

Introducing: The Berger 270 caliber 170 grain EOL Elite Hunter

Berger’s latest addition to the hunting line is another design inspired by Extreme Outer Limits (EOL); the 270 caliber 170 grain EOL Elite Hunter. This bullet is designed for maximum external and terminal ballistic performance in 270 caliber rifles that  have twist rates faster than the traditional 1:10”. Nearly all rifles chambered for 270 caliber are fitted with 1:10” twist barrels.  This relatively slow twist limits the length, weight and BC of bullets that can be stabilized.  Typically, the heaviest 270 bullets are around 150 grains because that is all that can be stabilized in a 1:10” twist. However, if a faster twist barrel is [...]

Berger Bullets Twist Rate Recommendations by Eric Stecker & Bryan Litz

At Berger Bullets, enhancing the rifle shooting experience is our primary objective and founding ideal.  Keeping our eyes constantly on this prize impacts every aspect of our operation.  Our goal is to establish the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, so trajectory predictions while using Berger Bullets are the most precise performance estimates available.  This data will be constantly reviewed and refined annually to maintain the accuracy of this information. Recently, we announced an update to our ballistic coefficient (BC), reference dimensions and twist rate recommendations data.  The update to the BC and reference dimensions data is the result of years of testing all the [...]

2015 F-Class National Championships

High end of the 1000 yard line at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ. We have put another F-Class Nationals in the books. For the first time, the NRA combined the Mid-Range and Long Range Nationals into the same week. The matches were held at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ, and hosted by the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club. Running two nationals back to back was a new experience for us, but we were excited for the opportunity. After the storms. Phoenix weather forecasts are usually pretty boring, but we had some variety this year. Just a few days [...]

Update of Berger Bullets’ Performance Data

Berger Bullets has always been a leader in evolving the information provided to shooters, helping them make the most educated decisions regarding their bullet choice.  Once again, we are pioneering new advances in ballistic performance data. Twist Rate Advancements First, we made new advancements in the area of bullet stability and twist rates.  Modern long range bullets have benefits that cannot be fully realized with a single digit twist rate number, such as 1:12”.  There is a big gray area of marginal stability in which bullets can fly with good accuracy, but a depressed BC.  Recognizing this reality, Berger is now listing a new optimal twist rate. [...]

Out and About: 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship

Last week, Ryan Neal of ABM Ammo and I had the opportunity to take part in the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championships, where more than 200 professional and amateur shooters battled it out to gain the title of the World Shooting Champion. The Championship consisted of 12 stages that covered a wide range of disciplines, such as Cowboy Action, Bianchi Cup Mover, Wobble Clays, USPSA as well as some precision long range. Berger and ABM Ammo were proud to partner with the NRA, Magpul and the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, West Virginia to sponsor two of the match stages. At the Designated Marksman [...]

7mm 195gr EOL Elite Hunter Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce that our recent tests were successful, and our new 7mm 195gr EOL Elite Hunter is now available! This bullet was inspired by Bob Beck, host of Extreme Outer Limits. Bob is building some exciting rifles with the capability of shooting these extremely aggressive bullets. Bryan Litz accepted the challenge of designing this bullet to not only have the highest ballistic performance of any 7mm bullet but also to overcome the difficulties in shooting heavier than standard weights. Bryan’s Hybrid nose design for these bullets is purpose built to exceed all others in BC and be easy to tune in many [...]