Federal Ammunition’s Buck Holly and Greg Bell were part of the championship-winning U.S. delegation at the 2022 International Precision Rifle Federation World Championship, held August 6-12 at Bitche Military Camp in France. There were 250 shooters from 26 countries who attended the competition.
Throughout the six-day tournament, the U.S. team dominated the competition in multiple precision shooting events, posting first-place finishes in multiple divisions and categories.
As mentioned, Team USA secured several top awards, including first place in the Open, Limited and Ladies divisions. In the Factory division, it was Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland topping the leaderboard. As for the Senior division, Team South Africa was on top of the leaderboard, while Team Norway claimed the Military and Law Enforcement division title.
U.S. shooter Austin Buschman was the top Open division shooter, giving him and Team USA the first IPRF World Championship individual title.
Along with Team USA’s overall success at the 2022 IPRF World Championship, Team Federal Ammunition shooters Buck Holly and Greg Bell shined in their respective individual events. Buck Holly placed second in the Limited division. He was using Federal’s Gold Medal Match .308 Win. loaded with 185-grain Berger Juggernaut bullets. “The weather conditions in France were challenging, to say the least,” said Holly. “Having great ammo allowed me to perform well despite the tough conditions.”
Using Federal Gold Medal primers for his handloads, Greg Bell posted a fifth-place finish in Open division at the tournament. “I can’t adequately explain how much it means to me to have been allowed to represent my country at the IPRF World Championship,” said Bell. “Overall, it was the most fun I have had at a match in a long time.”
“It’s a huge honor to have two of our Team Federal shooters invited to represent Team USA,” said Jason Spradling, Federal Ammunition’s manager of shooting sports promotions and field training.
More about the IPRF: The International Precision Rifle Federation was established to create an internationally recognized precision rifle competition. The IPRF aims to unify the sport of Precision Rifle worldwide and set standards for competition internationally to enable a level field of play at Regional and World Championships. The first IPRF meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2019, with Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States present.
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