Berger Bullets recently announced that it is discontinuing a variety of bullet types in eight different calibers from .17 to .30. These bullet designs are being phased out, and many will be replaced with updated products in similar weight ranges. Though some bullet types are being discontinued, these projectiles might still perform great in your rifle(s). You should check the list of discontinued Berger Bullets below. If you are already using some of these, and find that they shoot well in your rifle(s), you may want to consider picking up a supply before they’re all gone. In our reloading-for-accuracy game, sometimes a “sure thing” is the best option.
Berger explains: “We are hearing about increased orders on both firearms and components. In preparation for the coming months, we are discontinuing several of our bullet designs which are not big sellers. This will give us more production capability for our more popular bullets and new releases, ensuring that you receive your bullets as quickly as possible. Also, this help us move forward on several new bullet designs for target, hunting, varmint and tactical applications.”
November 16th Deadline to Purchase Discontinued Designs
Berger has declared that “all existing orders for these bullets will be filled. Any additional orders must be placed by Nov 16, 2012. These bullets will no longer be available after November 16, 2012.”
Berger Bullets Discontinued After November 16, 2012
Part Number | Description
17304 17 CAL 20 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
17310 17 CAL 30 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
17407 17 CAL 25 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
.20 Caliber (.204)
20302 20 CAL 30 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
20305 20 CAL 50 GRAIN MATCH BT VARMINT
.22 Caliber (.224)
22301 22 CAL 30 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
22307 22 CAL 50 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
22426 22 CAL 90 GRAIN MATCH BT TARGET
24301 6MM 60 GRAIN MATCH FB VARMINT
24405 6MM 65 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
24432 6MM 100 GRAIN MATCH BT TARGET
Part Number | Description
.25 Caliber (.257)
25407 25 CAL 87 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
25413 25 CAL 115 GRAIN MATCH VLD TARGET
26408 6.5MM 100 GRAIN MATCH BT TARGET
7mm (.284 Cal.)
28404 7MM 180 GR MATCH BT TARGET
28408 7MM 175 GRAIN MATCH XLD TARGET
30401 30 CAL 110 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
30403 30 CAL 125 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
30405 30 CAL 135 GRAIN MATCH FB TARGET
30411 30 CAL 168 GRAIN MATCH BT TARGET
30414 30 CAL 190 GRAIN MATCH VLD TARGET
Story tip by EdLongrange. We welcome reader submissions.
Today marks the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. At Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was formed. “For 235 years, at sea and ashore, Marines have succeeded in every clime and place where hardship and adversity have often been the common thread.” said Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps in this year’s birthday message. “Today, in the rugged mountains and valleys of Afghanistan – and recently in the earthquake damaged Haiti, in flood-ravaged Pakistan, or off the coast of Africa, we continue to protect our nation, just as we did 60 years ago in Korea.”
Team GLOCK member K.C. Eusebio won the High Overall Award at the World Speed Shooting Championship (aka Steel Challenge) held November 1-4 in Frostproof, Florida. This was the first time in the competition’s history that a Glock (albeit a modified version) boasted the lowest elapsed time over the 8-stage course of fire.
Using his hot-rodded Glock 17, 24-year-old Eusebio shot approximately 200 rounds in less than 79 seconds. That’s total time for multiple stages of steel targets set at 10 to 35 yards. The GLOCK, modified by Zev Technologies of California, had a C-More Red-dot sight, 3-port compensator and a textured silicon carbide grip coating. “Regardless of the modifications, it’s still a GLOCK,” commented Eusebio. “Flawless. This was my fourth championship win, the first time that’s been done by anyone.”
When it comes to raw speed on the Challenge course, Eusebio is the man. K.C. currently holds several world records in the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), including the fastest time on the “Smoke And Hope” stage: 1.69 seconds to draw and hit five individual steel targets. That’s not a misprint — 1.69 seconds for five shots hitting five different plates. Here’s a video of K.C. Shooting “Smoke and Hope” in California a few years back when he was a member of the USAMU shooting team.
Eusebio told us: “We definitely set the bar high at this match. I shot record-breaking scores of 2.55 seconds on the “Pendulum” stage and 2.27 seconds on “5 To Go”, and came out on top in 4 of the 8 stages. I also averaged 1.80 seconds on the “Smoke and Hope” stage. Heads were turning, some said it couldn’t be done, but I had confidence in my ability and my Glock”.
Photo courtesy Shin Tanaka
The Steel Challenge was created in the early 1980s in Southern California, as a new and exciting addition to combat or practical shooting matches. The originators, Mike Dalton and Mike Fitchman, wanted an exciting alternative to paper targets and came up with the all-steel format. The match awards the fastest time, but accuracy is also critical. The Steel Challenge is now a hugely popular event with West Coast Championship in Piru, CA and East Coast Championship in Florida. There are also regional Steel Challenge Matches held around the country.