We don't have any employees shooting IBS long range but we have a few long time Berger shooters who are regulars at 600 yard and 1,000 BR matches. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if they are shooting the IBS or NBRSA matches.
At the next match if you run into guys named Lou Murdica or Joel Kendrick these are long time friends of Berger. There are other guys who shoot LR BR but I think they shoot mostly NBRSA.
Please keep us updated. Either way it is important that your friend gets sorted out so he can improve his hunting experiences.
Thank you for contacting me. I got your email and responded. The lots you have are older. I mention this not because I think this is the root cause but rather because I am eager to test them since we don't have any from this time period. I've listed the next step in this process in my email to you.
I'll extend the same invitation to you to contact me directly at email@example.com
so we can get the details and arrange for testing and replacement.
I want to be clear that our ultimiate objective is for all shooters to have the best experience they can. If you aren't comfortable hunting with Bergers then I encourage you not to use them. Confidence while hunting is extremely important. I can assure you that we will pursue these reports so that we can understand what happened in our effort to significantly reduce or eliminate it altogether.