I have enjoyed many years working for Walt learning about bullets, jackets, shooting, consistency, accuracy, running a business, and doing what is right instead of what is easy. For those of you who know Walt Berger you know that he is a man that believes strongly in doing his best in all things. I have heard him say many times that “if it is worth doing, then it is worth doing right.” This idea is at the very core of Berger Bullets. Every day we are working to make the most consistent and accurate bullets available. Walt taught me never to be satisfied with anything less than my best effort. I have no intention of letting him down.
Today, Berger Bullets operates several custom built machines that monitor pressure and reject bullets that are outside of required tolerances. These machines are more consistent than a hand press operation by using presses that provide accurately repeatable travel and speed. When combined with the highest-grade materials available we create a bullet that achieves the ultimate in consistency from box to box within a lot. Compare the results of this process to the mass produced bullets and you will find the reason why their bullets need to be sorted by accuracy minded shooters while Bergers do not.
Berger Bullets has gone through many changes over the years in our constant evolution toward creating consistent bullets. Walt started out making bullets by accurizing all of his jackets. This changed when the J4 Precision Jackets became available. He also swaged cores using hand presses. This changed when he purchased lead core swaging machines that greatly improved the consistency of the cores. As the demand for Berger Bullets grew Walt recognized that technology had advanced to the point where the hand presses used to seat and point bullets could be automated while still maintaining the ability to sense pressure and reject bullets that were outside of our tolerance. This decision to make our first automated bullet machine resulted in the realization that an automated process that is properly designed, built and monitored can produce bullets that are more consistent than a person operating a hand press. Walt had again evolved our process to produce more consistent bullets.
The future of Berger Bullets and J4 Precision Jackets includes the further evolution of our process. We continue to build machines that run faster while maintaining and improving consistency. Our sights are set on being able to provide bullets to every shooter who cares about accuracy in a timely manner. There are going to be new introductions to our line including the addition of new calibers. We will continue to press on with Walt’s vision of constantly improving our process while maintaining consistency. If you care about accuracy as much as Walt and I do you owe it to yourself to experience that what we are doing is not hype but rather a life long commitment to holding Berger Bullets to a higher standard.