Berger Bullets Enthusiastically Acquired by Lapua & VihtaVuori Owners

Nammo Group

Berger Bullets has formally announced that Nammo Group has purchased them.

This should make for a strong alliance within the shooting sports industry since Nammo Group already owns Lapua, a manufacturer of ammunition and reloading components; and VihtaVuori, a reloading powder manufacturer.

Nammo Group, based out of Norway, is known for producing high-quality military and commercial ammunition. The acquisition of Berger Bullets should further strengthen that. The president of Nammo Group had this to say in a public statement:

Having Berger Bullets on board is the perfect match for Nammo. Their products, which are complementary to our other premium brands, will strengthen our groupโ€™s strategic position in the US commercial ammunition market.

At the moment, Nammo does not have a strong presence within the United States aside from their following with reloaders. Vihtavuori is a very high quality, but expensive powder available to most reloaders. The same can be said for Lapua brass components. This purchase could be a push to start making a new label of ammunition or to get the Lapua lines to market more within the US. The president of Berger Bullets possibly eluded to this, but he certainly sounds grateful and optimistic for the future:

Supported by Nammo, Berger will continue to produce the highest quality rifle bullets in the world. Written words fail to describe how excited we are about the future of Berger Bullets and the growth of the other premium Nammo brands within the US market.

The full press release between Berger Bullets and Nammo Group can be seen below.

Nammo Group



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. Iโ€™ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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  • Dougscamo

    Where’s iksnilol when we need him? Looking for his sly insight on this one…

    • iksnilol

      Oh CRAP, I OVERSLEPT!

      I dunno, I ain’t got no insight into this. Burger Bullets falls to the Swedes(who aren’t really Swedes but Norwegians and Finns)? I honestly am at my wits end now.

      • Dougscamo

        Gee, I didn’t think that you did sleep….and apparently I’ve been wrong all the time….I thought the opposite of who’s who….

      • Patriot Gunner

        Swedes make some awesome stuff. I’ll take Norma over Lapua any day.

        • iksnilol

          -_-

          svenskjรฆvel.

          to be honest I don’t care much, as long as it works. I’ve used Swedish bullets with Finnish powders and cases from both. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Patriot Gunner

            Stuff from Nammo works great, but if your “detail oriented” like me, Norma is noticeably better. But yeah whatever floats your boat, can’t go wrong with either.

            You said “burger bullets” mmm sounds delicious.

          • Norm Glitz

            You said “your”!

          • Patriot Gunner

            Cheers was filmed before a live studio audience. Lol, sorry Norm I had to go there. Rest assured all comments henceforth will be ran through Grammarly.

          • Norm Glitz

            Pour me a beer, Sammy!

          • glenn cheney

            Swedish sliders.

          • Patriot Gunner

            Swedish women, Koenigsegg and Norma…What’s not to like?!

          • glenn cheney

            Would that be with blond natural hair or the new trending style, dyed black?

          • Patriot Gunner

            Oh that’s easy, natural blonde. The way God intended. I have heard some reasons as to why they are dying their hair black, but my comment would not be approved by the moderator.

          • glenn cheney

            Rodger that…I stealthfully LRRP’ed by that engagement, and wore no insignia.
            I do make effort to respect protocol, and to be fair, Adam S. has been lenient .
            I try not to test the patience thereof, as I am a newbie fish….best not know. relegated to lurker until vested

            Wish I could share my expertise, but no go and no gauges were needed.

            Peace, out.

          • Patriot Gunner

            Yeah, you know what’s up. I commend you for exercising restraint, you Sir are a gentleman and a scholar!

          • glenn cheney

            Thank you for the nod, I lack well rounded qual’s and seek to augment both experience and techno knowledge, such as. Anyone familiar with what defensive non-missle armament the new dozen Apache H.C.’s Poland is acqiiring?
            Inquiring minds want to know.
            We talking the beer can fed belts of yesteryear after.the chainw.guns and.what caliber?
            Anyone know?, configurations change w/out notice.
            Sure seems like all the news is emanating from across the pond.

  • Noah Tahl

    . . . The president of Berger Bullets possibly eluded to this, . . .

    I am glad to read that he made an escape.

  • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘Š

    Get ready for the most magical ammo ever made by a factory.

    • Dougscamo

      Yeah, if they can figure out the OAL of the cartridge. Reload for my 7 Remington Mag with their 168 grain and it was a bit of effort to get the length right to get full benefit of the design….got it though….

      • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘Š

        Secant ogive bullets can be an awesome pain in the ass to find the oal sweet spot. To make matters worse most factory chambers have a long lead/throat, so you may go far over SAAMI oal and may have to bump your load to get back to the accuracy node of that barrel. If mass produced ammo is made I think the Hybrid bullets will be used or something with a tangent ogive.

        • Dougscamo

          I think I remember Walt Berger saying that the design of the Hybrid was in response to the problems shooters were having with the VLD which I think kinda distressed him….so you are probably right. I have run my VLD’s way out of SAAMI spec and they reach the end of my detachable magazine….
          On my other rifle, same caliber, I have plenty of magazine (non-detachable) length to handle it…but now I am chasing the rifling…ought to re-barrel….

        • Dan

          Pain in the ass is right. One rifle loves them the other i am probably better off throwing rocks.

          • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘Š

            I know the feeling. I find it amazing how bad it can be. Hahaha

  • Full Name

    A tiny, tiny nitpick:
    “The president of Berger Bullets possibly ALLUDED to this… “.

    • Norm Glitz

      Maybe he was escaping?

  • uisconfruzed

    As a Berger FAN, that loads them in Lapua brass, I hope this doesn’t drive the prices up, the quality down, or make them more difficult to obtain.