Team Berger’s James Fox Wins Third Consecutive Washington State High Power Rifle Championship

James Fox makes it a three-peat after claiming victory at the 2024 Washington State High Power Rifle Championship in Puyallup, Wash., Jun. 1-2.

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posted on June 21, 2024
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Team Berger’s James Fox dominated the field at the 2024 Washington State High Power Rifle Championship, notching wins in standing, rapid-fire sitting and rapid-fire prone on his way to being crowed this year’s Washington State High Power champion.
Photo courtesy of Berger Bullets

Team Berger shooter James Fox topped the Washington State High Power Rifle Championship leaderboard for a third year in a row at the competition, held at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club in Puyallup, Washington, June 1-2.

Fox walked always from the competition with the Championship Aggregate victory for Across-the-Course, garnering first place wins in the standing, rapid-fire sitting and rapid-fire prone portions of the match.

The 2024 Washington State High Power Rifle Championship featured multiple 80-round Across-the-Course aggregates that were fired each day, with day one a double 200- and 300-yard match, and day two consisting of a double 600-yard match, plus a CMP Leg match. The competition included 200-yard slow-fire standing (20 rounds, 20 minutes), 200-yard rapid-fire sitting (20 rounds, 60 seconds, two strings), 300-yard rapid-fire prone (20-rounds, 70 seconds, two strings) and 600-yard slow-fire prone (20 rounds, 20 minutes).

At the 2024 Washington State High Power Rifle Championship, Fox was competing with factory-loaded Berger ammunition. Prior to Berger’s factory ammunition arriving on the marketplace only a few years ago, handloading ammo was considered a necessity by many competitors to win a High Power Rifle Championship, a sentiment which Fox echoed.

“Competitive precision shooting has history with simple facts that propagate non-truths, of which I have been susceptible to myself over the years,” Fox said. “One that I held very strongly was, ‘factory ammo just can’t be accurate enough to compete at the highest level,’ but was I ever wrong. Once I started shooting Berger’s .223 Remington 77-grain ammo, I have shot some of my smallest groups at 200 and 300 yards. I’ve also shot back-to-back personal bests in rapid-fire sitting at this match, and have won the Washington State Championship three years in a row now using Berger factory ammo. I am 100-percent sold that Berger factory ammo is the way to go, as it allows me to spend less time at the reloading bench and more time practicing.”

Next up for James Fox will be the 2024 Oregon State High Power Rifle Championships that will be held in Eagle Creek, Oregon, June 29-30.

Learn more about the NRA High Power Rifle discipline at the NRA Competitive Shooting Division website. For more about Berger ammunition, go to bergerbullets.com.

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