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Lapua and Vihtavuori main sponsors for 2024 European Benchrest Championships

Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest ammunition and components for competitive shooting, and Vihtavuori, known for its world-class reloading powders, are proud to announce they will be the main sponsors for the 2024 European Benchrest Championships. The event takes place in Lohtaja, Finland from Tuesday 29th July to Saturday, 3 August, 2024. The competition brings together around 80 of Europe’s absolute top benchrest shooters from 10 countries to compete in LV (Light Varmint) and HV (Heavy Varmint) classes at 100 and 200 meters.

The European Benchrest Championship event is run by the local Lohtaja Hunting Association. “We’re very happy to partner with Lapua and Vihtavuori as our main sponsors. This is a big undertaking for our local shooting community, and to have the support of such great brands is truly appreciated”, comments Mikko Erkkilä, Chairman of the association and main event organizer.

“The European Benchrest Championships is one of the key events in the benchrest world and highly anticipated. We are proud to support this competition that brings together the world’s top benchrest enthusiasts for a week of skillful shooting and comradery”, states Lapua and Vihtavuori Sales & Marketing Manager Erkki Seikkula.

To read more about the 2024 European Benchrest Championships, visit