John Mullins Wins 2022 Arizona State Silhouette Championship

posted on February 25, 2022

Team Berger’s John Mullins swept all divisions at the 2022 Arizona State Lever-Action Rifle Silhouette Championship, conducted at the Ben Avery Shooting Complex in Phoenix, Ariz., February 11-13. Mullins won Rifle Cartridge with a score of 74 of 80, Pistol Cartridge 69 of 80 and Smallbore Cowboy Rifle 76 of 80, giving him the overall 3-gun aggregate victory with 219 of 240.

Last summer, Mullins secured the overall 3-gun aggregate title at the 2021 Silhouette Lever-Action and Black Powder National Championships held at Ridgway Rifle Club in Ridgway, Pennsylvania.

In silhouette competition, all lever-action rifle shooting is performed from the offhand position with open sights. Steel targets are engaged at distances of 40, 50, 75 and 100 yards for record. The Smallbore Cowboy Rifle division is open to any lever-action, pump-action or semi-automatic .22 Long Rifle. The pistol-cartridge category uses common calibers such as the .22 Mag, .25-20, .32-20, .38 Spl., .357 Mag. or .44 Mag., while the rifle category’s common cartridges are .30-30 Win., .38-55 Win. and other bottleneck cartridges.

Mullins uses Berger’s 6 mm bullets for Silhouette high power competitions out to 500 meters, as well as for training in Silhouette lever-action disciplines at shorter ranges.

He gives high praise to Berger Bullets, citing the quality of the company’s projectiles. Says Mullins:

“After three days of shooting the Arizona State Lever Gun Championships and winning, I can’t wait to get back to the range to shoot some more of the Berger 6 mm 115 VLDs. Nothing gets me more ready for all the big silhouette matches faster than super accurate Berger Bullets.”

Learn more about the history of Silhouette competition.


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