Andrew Combs



Plattsmouth, Nebraska



Andrew is just a small town guy from Nebraska trying to make some waves in the big pond of competitive shooting. He has been shooting competitively for three years now focusing on precision rimfire. With decent success his first year he was hooked and knew that it was time to take it to the next level. That winter he purchased his first Bergara B14R and the rest has been history. Finishing top 20 for the year in the 2020-2021 NRL22X Series and placing top 25 in the National Championship are just a few highlights and accomplishments he is very proud of. In a quote from him “There is no question that a lot of my success can be attributed to Bergara rifles and the quality products and support they provide!”


What led you to competitive shooting?

I grew up hunting and plinking for fun out on the farm in my younger years. I was then exposed to competitive rifle shooting and formal matches about 3 years ago by an amazing match director and friend Chaz Macrander and I have been hooked ever since.


What are your favorite calibers to compete with?

.22lr and 6.5 creedmoor


What is your go to Bergara model for matches?

The Bergara B14R 22LR Steel version


What is the number one piece of advice you would share with a new shooter?

Get out and participate, either just jump in and shoot a match or get out and R.O. at your local match. There is a wealth of knowledge out there that can be gained by doing either. I have never seen a first time shooter not helped or loaned gear at a match. As an R.O. you can see all the gear, positions, and tactics that are successful, and the ones that are not.


What two pieces of gear, other than your rifle, are most important at matches?

Clear optics with good elevation travel and a good reticle is a must, I myself run the Athlon Cronus BTR Gen 2 and it checks all the boxes. Also my go to support bag system that I always circle back to is my Area 419 Railchanger with the Armageddon Gear Pint Sized game changer.


What is your favorite part about representing Bergara?

For me it is the culture that Bergara represents. It is a the fact that everyone from employee, hunter, to competitive shooter are all family. It is a dedication to the culture of hunters, and enthusiast alike. That kind of support and connection to people is hard to find now days, yet Bergara makes it happen.


Any other sponsors?

PDC Custom Chassis, Athlon Optics, Lapua Ammunition, Concealed Carry Omaha, A & J Sporting, Anarchy Outdoors