Congratulations to Team Berger’s James Fox for winning the Washington State High Power Championships! This is the third year in a row that James took home the win in the Service Rifle division, and he even set a new match record with a score of 1,594-79X, which is only a few points shy of a perfect score!

This two-day long match took place on June 4th-5th and was hosted by the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club in Puyallup, Washington. The aggregate consisted of four stages;

  • 20 rounds, slow fired in a standing position at 200 yards
  • 20 rounds, rapid fired in a sitting position at 200 yards
  • 20 rounds, rapid fired in a prone position at 300 yards
  • 20 rounds, slow fired in a prone position at 600 yards

James came out on top even after encountering several issues leading up to the match. “I was a bit anxious for this year’s Washington State High-Power Championship due to having all of my main shooting gear stolen and thus using a shooting coat that was two sizes too small. Furthermore, my data book with rifle zeros was stolen making it difficult to calculate zeros.” James went on to share with us, “despite the challenges, I was able to pull together a good string of stages and set a new match record. I fired Berger 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM factory ammo for all stages except 600 yards. At 600, Berger 80.5 Grain Fullbore bullets, loaded on top of Vihtavuori N140, with Lapua cases, allowed me to hold less than 1-MOA with my AR-15. This winning combination helped keep my scores and X counts high.”

It just shows that if you don’t let issues that come up hold you back and if you stay in the moment, you can still achieve great things. We here at Berger are certainly proud to have people like James on our team.