Friday, September 24, 2021

Walt Berger, Founder of Berger Bullets, Passes Away

It is with our deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Berger Bullets & Ammunition founder, Walter Berger. Walt passed peacefully on Sunday afternoon September 19th, 2021, surrounded by friends and family at the age of 92.

Walt Berger founded Berger Bullets in 1954 after concluding that a better bullet could revolutionize the shooting sports. Competing with his hand-made projectiles, he was inaugurated into the coveted Benchrest Hall of Fame and then continued to build the business with his passion to help others shoot better. Walt insisted that quality always be the highest priority.

“If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right,” were words that Walt lived by; one could see it in how he treated friends and family, and in his impact on the shooting world.

Walt’s legacy and dedication to quality is carried on by his grandson, David Hamilton, the Plant Manager of the Berger manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. Walt’s philosophies and business practices are the guiding principles in our mission to ensure that products bearing the Berger name continue to be something Walt would be proud of. We celebrate his life and will do our best to live up to his example.

Read more about Walt Berger and his legacy at

Berger manufactures precision projectiles and match-grade ammunition for Target, Hunting and Tactical applications in Mesa, AZ. Berger is part of the Capstone Precision Group, exclusive U.S. distributor for Berger, Lapua, Vihtavuori and SK-Rimfire products. For more information, visit