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 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.

Berger’s Emil Praslick Hosts Kestrel Ballistics’ Wind Reading Class

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 [...]

Berger’s Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick on Guns Magazine Podcast

We've teamed up with Guns Magazine to dive head-first into the world of long range shooting with “Long Range Grad School” podcast #66. “Long Range Grad School” features our Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, and our Tactical Sales Business Development Manager (and wind wizard!), Emil Praslick. Both have extensive long range competitive shooting experience, with championship titles in a multitude of long range disciplines. Guns Magazine podcast host, Brent Wheat, leads the conversation with Bryan and Emil as they share their insight regarding exterior ballistics, bullet design, wind reading, ballistic solvers, BC myths, and more. Brent states, “Together, Bryan and Emil understand what happens from the [...]

Berger Introduces New 223 Remington Ammunition

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our ammunition line to now include .223 Remington! Our initial .223 releases will be loaded with a Berger 73 grain Boat Tail target bullet and a Berger 77 grain OTM Tactical bullet. 223 Remington 73 Grain Boat Tail TargetOur new .223 Remington 73 gr Target round provides both bolt-gun and gas-gun operators and competitors a premium round that outperforms all other traditional 69-75gr rounds in 1:9" twist platforms. The 73 Grain BT Target projectile is known in competitive shooting and Mil/LE circles as the “test-bullet” for AR platforms. The competitive shooter’s adage has [...]

NEW! Berger 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ Bullets

Berger’s new 25 Caliber 135 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ is the latest projectile offering in the highly anticipated Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) product line. The 25 Caliber LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high Ballistic Coefficient is important for competitive shooting, but shot-to-shot consistency is the most critical aspect when engaging targets out to 1,000 yards. Utilizing advanced and proprietary manufacturing processes, Berger’s innovative Meplat Reduction Technology™ (MRT™) applies controlled pressure along the nose of each LRHT bullet, producing a [...]

Reloading for Long Range Precision Podcast

Berger has teamed up again with Frank Galli of Sniper's Hide and The Everyday Sniper Podcast in a new podcast geared towards educating shooters about BC, ballistics solvers, hand loading techniques, and more in a two-episode podcast series titled "Reloading for Long Range." In this podcast series, Frank interviews Berger's very own Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick to pick their brains about their trade secrets. Bryan, Berger's Chief Ballistician, and Emil, a military and law enforcement expert and world renown wind-reading guru, go into detail one everything from their personal reloading techniques to advanced topics such as how to use Ballistic Coefficients to accurately predict [...]

NEW! Berger Long Range Hybrid Target Ammunition Now Available

We are happy to announce our brand new Long Range Hybrid Target™ ammunition line is shipping to Berger authorized dealers now! Since the successful launch of the Long Range Hybrid Target™ (LRHT) bullet line, we’ve received numerous requests from shooters that don’t hand load and want to shoot these bullets. Our initial product offering includes three offerings; 6mm Creedmoor 109 Grain LRHT, 6.5 Creedmoor 144 Grain LRHT, and 6.5 Creedmoor 153.5 Grain LRHT. Berger Long Range Hybrid Target™ ammunition features Berger’s high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive LRHT bullet, which is Doppler verified to less than 1% BC variation. This sets Berger Ammunition apart from any [...]

“No BS BC’s – Why Consistency Wins” Podcast Wrap-Up

Frank Galli of Sniper's Hide and The Everyday Sniper Podcast wrapped up the final episode of the NoBSBC 6-part podcast series with Berger Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, and Mil/LE Tactical Expert, Emil Praslick. Bryan Litz, Berger's Chief Ballistician and "the guy who literally wrote the book on Applied Ballistics." Emil Praslick, Mil/LE Expert and one of the top wind reading coaches in the world. The 6-part podcast series dispels the “highest BC is best” myth, addresses the requirements for successful long range shooting, and “Why BC Consistency Wins” outright. Each podcast is an in-depth discussion [...]

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