Team Berger shooter, John Mullins, swept all three divisions and won the 2020 Arizona State Lever Action Rifle Silhouette Championship. Mullins scored a 71/80 placing him first in Lever Action Rifle (LAR), 74/80 in Pistol Cartridge LAR for first place, and 72/80 in Smallbore Cowboy Rifle to complete the sweep.
The Arizona State Lever Action Rifle Silhouette Championship was held at the Ben Avery Shooting Complex in Phoenix, AZ from February 6-9th. All LAR shooting is done from the offhand position with open sights. Steel targets are engaged at distances of 40-50-75 and 100 yards for score. The Smallbore Cowboy Rifle division is any lever action, pump, or semi-auto .22LR. The pistol cartridge category uses common calibers such as the .22 Mag, 25-20, 32-20, 38 Special, 357 Mag, or 44 Mag, while the rifle cartridge category’s common cartridges are 30-30, 38-55 and other bottleneck cartridges.
Mullins stated, “Quality components and ammunition were the biggest factors in winning the Arizona State Championship. Without support from my sponsors, like Berger, I wouldn’t be finding myself in the winner’s circle.”
Mullins will compete next at the Arizona Highpower Rifle Silhouette Championship in April.