Federal Ammunition professional shooters Buck Holly and Greg Bell represented the United States as part of Team USA at the International Precision Rifle Federation (IPRF) World Championships. The event took place from August 6 to 12, 2022 in Bitche, France. There were 250 shooters from 26 countries who participated in the shoot.
The IPRF was established to create an internationally recognized precision rifle competition. Throughout the 6-day shoot, Team USA participated in a variety of precision shooting events and placed first in all divisions and categories except the Factory Division.
“I have always said that sniper rifle competitions here in the United States feature the best rifle shooters in the world. It’s great to see an opportunity for American shooters to prove themselves against the world,” said Jason Spradling, Federal Shooting Sports/Field Training Promotions Manager. “It is a great honor to have two of our Team Federal shooters invited to represent Team USA.”
Along with the overall success of the US team, federal shooters Holly and Bell ranked high in their respective events individually. Buck Holly placed second in the Limited Division using Federal’s Gold Medal Match 308 Win loaded with 185-grain Berger Juggernaut bullets. Using Federal Gold Medal primers, Greg Bell placed 5th in the Open Division with hand loads.
“Weather conditions in France were challenging, to say the least,” said Buck Holly, a federally sponsored shooter. “Having great ammunition allowed me to perform well despite the tough conditions.”
“I cannot adequately explain how much it means to me that I have been allowed to represent my country at the IPRF World Championships,” said federally sponsored shooter Greg Bell. “Overall, it was THE most fun I’ve had at a game in a long time.”
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