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FEATURE | LONG-RANGE NATIONALS
▶ The firing line at the Southwest
Long-Range National Championships,
held at Ben Avery shooting facility
outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

2015 BERGER SOUTHWEST
LONG-RANGE NATIONALS-AND MID TOMPKINS GETS A RANGE
BY LARRY BARTHOLOME | PHOTOS BY BERGER BULLETS

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very February for the past
six years, Berger Bullets,
along with the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club has hosted a
long-range rifle championship.
Held at the Ben Avery shooting facility just north of Phoenix,
Arizona, it is different in many
aspects-mostly the prize table. A
total of $120,000 in giveaways and
prizes were handed out in three
divisions-Sling, F-Open and F-TR.
Over 350 competitors attended
this year, each shooter firing 15
shots at 800, 900 and 1000 yards.
This year during the championship, the 1000-yard range at Ben
Avery was renamed the Middleton
"Mid" Thompkins Range. As part
of the dedication, the new Berger
Bullets range building and new

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① Erik Cortina won the 600-yard
individual championship, all
while coaching the Lapua/Brux
team to 2nd place in the
F-Open championship.
② Saturday's festivities started
out with a Range Dedication
Ceremony for the newly-named
Middleton "Mid"Thompkins
1000-Yard Range.

parking lot sponsored by NightForce Optics were opened.
The Palma matches marked
the beginning of the individual
aggregate championship. The F-TR
division winner (and 2013 National
Champion) was Derek Rodgers,
with an outstanding score of 123456X at this year's match. It should
be noted Derek Rodgers won the
F-TR division individual aggregate
by 14 points! Scott Harris was in
2nd place with a score of 1220-46X.
Matt Schartzkopf was in 3rd place
with his score of 1216-38X.
In the Sling division, Trudie Fay
took the Gold in the individual
aggregate, based on her top score
in the Palma Match. Applied Ballistics' own Bryan Litz was also
lurking near the top of the leader


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