03 NOV 08
I am just getting around to updating the website. I am start
off by adding the lastest news. Later on I will be posting a new photo page and
adding some articles.
I made another trip to TigerValley on
21-22 SEPT 08,
in Waco TX to shoot there second Team Match
of the year. The one they had at the first of the year was such a big success
that they decided to have a second one. There was a total of 40 teams that signed
up and shoot the match. The match was two days and my team finished 15th. We
did quite a few run and gun stages and also some long ranges stages. Since it
was a Team Match
one shooter shot a precision rifle and the other shot a semi - auto rifle. The
semi of choice was an AR platform. Most of the AR's were 223 , but some were
308. Also each team member had to carry a pistol. Some of the run and gun events
the targets could be engaged with a pistol. This match was a BLAST.
In December I will be at RiflesOnly shooting the SnipersHide Shooters Bash
. This match is held every year about this time. RiflesOnly and SnipersHide
always put on some GREAT matches. They draw shooters from all over the Untied
States and the match always fills up. I will post updates on the match later.
built me another rifle this year. I had the rifle built in a 243 caliber.
I also had to buy brass, bullets and dies for this caliber. I have been testing
some loads and different bullets. I have had good success with the DTAC
115 bullet. I will be shooting this rifle at the Shooters Bash. Stay tune for
19 JUN 08
I have been REAL busy and I freed up some time to post some
updates. I have been doing a lot of shooting and training the last
couple of month. This has kept me busy. I am leaving this week to go to a match
and planning on shooting another match next month.
In March I shot the Snipers Hide Cup
at Rifles Only in Kingsville TX. There
was a total of 60 shooters that shot the match and many came from different parts
of the United States. There was even a few international shooters. This match
just grows every year and also gets better and better. This year the match was
a little different. Everyone had to shoot a 308 caliber rifle and they also
had to use a stock Glock pistol. I used one of my GA Precision
rifles and for a Glock, I used the model 34 in 9mm. Also the ammo was furnished.
The ammo was Corbon and was loaded in Lapua brass with 175 SMK's. It was three
days of shooting. We also shot from a helicopter
with a POF 308 gas gun. The POF rifle had a GREAT muzzle brake on it. The rifle
recoiled like a 223. It was a GREAT match. There next match will be the Snipers
Hide Bash and it will be in DEC.
I also just got back from Tac-Pro in Mingus TX. I was there to
shoot the Tac-Pro Shooting Center Sniper Tourament. It was a two day match and
we shot 14 events. Here is a list of some of the events: Two Cold bores,
one field event
, KD shooting at 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1000 yds, barricade
event, run and gun and a night shoot. The night shoot was GREAT. We
started at dusk behind our rifles. Down range at 200 yards was a 3" target.
On the signal, we fired two rounds. We waited five minutes and the signal was
given again to fire two shots. We did this for 14 shots. Of course all the time
it is getting darker. There was a total of 37 shooters at this match.
I also just had George at GA
Precision rework my DPMS AR10 upper. I had recently picked an AR10
and I sent the upper to George to have him rework it. It now has a new barrel
and a Badger Ord handguard. The rifle shoots GREAT. I plan to start shooting
it at some different matches.
Welcome to 2008. I am just getting around to updating the
website. I have been very busy since the first of the year and also have been
doing a lot of shooting. On 12-13 Jan, I shot in the Tiger
Valley Team Challenge match. In this match one team member shot a precision
rifle and the other shot a gas gun. The gas gun of choice was the AR. Each team
member also had to carry a pistol. We shot 8 events over two days and two of
the events were a run and gun. There was a total of 30 teams and our team finished
Fourth overall. The match was held at Tiger Valley in WacoTX.
In March I will be returning to RiflesOnly
in Kingsville TX to shoot in the SnipersHide cup. This years match will be a
three day event. The match will also have its own twist. Each shooter will be
will have to bring a 308 caliber rifle and also a box stock Glock. Also the
308 ammo will be provided. This is the first for this match and since everyone
will be shooting the same rifle caliber and type of pistol, it should be interesting.
Stay tune for updates.
There are also two new companies that I have bought products
from. First is Specopstech . This company
has some GREAT products and I just picked up two items from them to test.
One of them I will be using at the Snipershide Cup. The other company is CORBON.
They make pistol and rifle ammo. They just started making 260 REM ammo. The
company sent me 3 boxes of ammo to test.
29 NOV 07
It has been a while since I updated my website. I have been
very busy and have not had a chance to do so. Here is some news. On 03-04 NOV,
I shot in the Shooters Bash put on by RiflesOnly and SnipersHide. This years
match was different from any other match that they have run. Alot of the events
were run and gun. We shot from different positions and many times it was after
we did some type of movement. One of the events was a long obstacle course.
You were either climbing over things or crawling through something and also
shooting off the obstacle. We did not do very much shooting from the prone position.
I can only remember shooting two different times from a prone position. We
also did some pistol shooting. The match was physical, but do able. The match
was a blast. There was a total of 49 shooters at the match. Because of the amount
of movement we did I was not able to get many photos.
I picked up a DPMS AR10 in 308 to try my hand with a gas
gun. I made a few changes to the rifle. I replaced the buttstock with a MagPul
stock, had the barrel cut back to 22"and had it threaded, installed
a 22 moa scope base, and also replace the trigger group with a JP trigger.
I have been testing the rifle and will post something about how it shoots
later. It is just a project that I am working on.
In the last several years I have been doing quite a bit of
business with Badger Ordnance. They
make some of the BEST scope mounts, rings and also a Mag conversion for a REM700
that will take a AICS mag.. I have bought quite a few mounts and rings from
them. If you are looking for something make sure and give Badger a call. They
have GREAT customer service also.
As I have posted before, here at SniperSustainment we are
always looking for new products. I have found two different Log/Data books that
are pretty good. The first one is from Ballistic Technologies
and the other is from Storm Tactical
. If you are looking for a Log/Data book give one of these a try. I am sure
you will not be disappointed.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2008.
18 MAY 07
I have been very busy the last several months. Have been
doing a lot of traveling and shooting. In March I shot the SnipersHide Cup. This was a three day match and it was very challenging this year. One thing
we did different this year was that we shot from a HELO
. We started by being strapped into the helo. We then lifted off and we flew
around the range. Once the helo hovered we were given a M-4 rifle and we had
to engage three LARUE targets. We then flew back. Once we landed, we ran from
the helo to our precision rifle and we then engaged targets from 5 different positions.
This was the HIGHLIGHT of the whole match. We shoot many events over the three
days. We also shot two pistol events. This match was very HARD and challenging.
The top shooter finished with 49% of the total match points. This was one of
the hardest matches I ever shot. There was a total of 61 shooters and I finished
number 40. I learned quite a bit from this match and I hope to do better at
next years match.
This month I again went to shoot a match at Tiger Valley
in Waco TX. This was my second time shooting a match there. It was a one day
match. we shot a total of 125 rounds in one day. We did all of our shooting
on the Known Distance range
. Tiger Valley has an excellent 1000 YD KD range. In the morning we shot from 200 all the way back to 800 yards.
We shot stationary targets, movers, Stop and Go's and Bobber's. In the
afternoon we started at 600 yd's and moved back to the 1000 yd. We also again
shot stationary targets, movers, Stop and Go's and Bobber's. The winds were
running from 10 to 15 mph coming from our 6 O'clock. The wind was also fishtailing.
We also shot at night. We started at the 200 yd and moved back to the
300 yard. The night shoot was shot with very little light. There was a
total of 30 shooters and I finished number ten. This was a good match and I
learned a lot.
I also shot quite a few pistol matches in April. I shot three
matches total. This allowed me to practice a little with my pistol. Many of
the sniper and precision rifles match that I shoot in will require us to shoot
pistol events. That is why I like to shoot and work a little with my pistol.
As I have posted before, here at SniperSustainment we are
always looking for new products to test. Many times companies will send stuff
for us to test or sometimes we find new products and we buy them to see how
they work. This time I got some DTAC Ballistic Cards from Superior Shooting Systems
. The cards were designed by Brand Cole. The cards I got were for M118LR ammo.
You can call Brand and he will design the cards for what ever ammo you
are using. All you have to do is give him the data for your ammo. I have had the
cards for several weeks and they seem to work well. I will post a review later
on these cards. Stay tune for more updates.
Welcome to a new year. I am just getting around to adding
the latest news. Last month I shot a precision rifle
match at TigerValley
in Waco TX. It was a two day match and we shot 9 events. The wind
was BRUTALLY on the first day. It was running from 35 to 45 mph. Some of the
events were a pistol rifle comb. We also shot a quail course that was similar
to the Marine Corp Sniper quail. Tiger Valley has a 1000 yard Known Distance
range and is a good place to get hard data on your rifle. I ended up winning
the match. This was the first match that I shot my 260 REM with.
Speaking of 260 REM, I recently had GA Precision
build me another rifle
. The rifle is a REM700 in 260 REM that is in a M40 McMillan stock.
The stock was a Marine Corp trade in that McMillan was selling to the public
at a REAL good price. I was luck to pick one up.
I also have learned a lot about the 260 REM. I have had to
buy reloading dies, brass, bullets and powder for this caliber. It has been
a learning process, but I think in the long run a good choice. Also GA Precision
is going to start selling load 260 ammo. The ammo is from BlackHills and
is made to GA Precisions specs.
This month I will also be shooting the SnipersHide Cup
. This is always a good match to shoot. Many shooters come from all over the
US to shoot this match. RiflesOnly is again the one putting on the match. They
do a great job. Stay tune for more details.
In November I shot in the TacPro
Team sniper match. This was a two day match held at Tac-Pro Shooting Center
in Mingus TX. There was a total of 20 teams that shot the match. We shot from
50 yards, all the way out to 1000 yards. We did Cold bores, 100 yard drills,
shot from the Tower
, position shooting, shot two pistol and rifle events, night shoot and we also
did four non-firing events. This was the first time I shot one of there matches.
It was a GREAT match and I plan to go back next year and shoot this match again.
I just got back another rifle from G.A.Precision
. They built me a rifle on a M40 stock in 260 REM. I am waiting on a scope base
and when I get it I will take it out and break it in. I will post a report on
the rifle later.
2006 will be history in about 31 days. It has been a very
busy year for me. In 2007 I plan to shoot in a lot more matches then did this
year. I will be posting the upcoming matches I will shoot in 07. I also will
keep everyone informed on the latest produtcs that I will be testing.
One more thing, keep in mind that we still have men and women
overseas that are in harms way. These men and women are fighting for our
freedom. When you sit down with your family and friends this holiday season
make sure and keep them in your prayers. See you in 07.
Last weekend I shot in the 2006 Shooters Bash
held at RiflesOnly in Kingsville TX. This was an excellent match and it really
tested our rifle skills. We shot 21 events
over two days. We shot two UKD events, 4 pistol events (one at night), movers,
two run and guns events and many others. Many of the steel targets we engaged were
just a little over an MOA. We also shot some paper events at 180 to 220 yards.
This was the most difficult events for all of us. Here is where the shooter
leading the match dropped a few points. Since many of us are use to shooting
paper events at 100 yards, the 180 and 220 yard distance showed that many of
use did not have good hard data for these ranges. I know I didn't. After this
match I know what I need to practice on.
In October I also spent three days at RiflesOnly
doing some training. I was doing some long range rifle training. During the
three days we worked on a lot of different things. We shot movers, we worked
on range estimate, we did some angle shooting
and many other things. It was a good three days of solid training.
As I have posted before here at SniperSutainment we are always
looking for new items to test or that we get for testing. I have the new TAB
shooting mat designed by my good friend Tony Burke. This is a lightweight
shooting mat that rolls up in to a real nice small package and can be carried
in your pack or tied on to it. Again once it rolls up it is very small. A new
product from Tony. He will also be coming out with some other items in the future.
I also received a Monopod from
CTK Precision. The monopod can be attached to the rear sling stud on your
rifle. This product is made of some very solid material and looks like it will
work. Stay tune for more updates on these products.
2006 continues to be a busy year for me. In June I spent
three week at Camp Swift in Bastrop TX doing marksmanship and CQB training. Most of the training was CQB. I worked with a lot of solider's over
the three week period. The weapon system used was the M16A2, M16A4 and the M-4
carbine. The solider's shot the Close Quarter Marksmanship quail course, they
did STACK training and then finished off the training with a LIVE FIRE shoot
house. I returned In July to help do training for the solider's that were going
to the Border. I spent a week again at Camp Swift doing small arms training.
Most of the training we did was on the M9 pistol. All of the solider's going
to the Border are going to be carrying the M9's and because of this everyone had to receive
training on this weapon.
I returned again this month to Camp Swift to run the MAC
V Regional Sniper
match. This was the third year that match was held at Camp Swift. There was
a total of 5 teams that shot the match. Two team from TX (one of the teams was
from the TX Air National Guard), two from Missouri and one from Kansas. The match
was two days long. Here is a list of the events, Cold Bore, Stalk, Movers,
SRT match, KIM'S, Range Estimation, and position shooting. The cold
bore was a pretty good event. The sniper teams were brought up to a sniper hide.
Once they were inside the HIDE they were given one minute to prep there gear.
They then had three minutes to range and engage an unknown distance target.
The target was a 20" X 40" iron maiden. The team only had one shot.
Three teams hit the target. Distance to the target was 720 meters.
I finally received my new Rifle
from G.A. Precision. This was the rifle that I won at this years SnipersHide
Cup. It is a beautiful rifle and is chamber in 260 REM. This is my first time
owning a rifle in this caliber. I took it out last week to break it in.
The rifle is very accurate. Another GREAT rifle from G.A. Precision. Stay tune.
More to come.
Here is the latest news. I shot in the SnipersHide Cup
in March of this year at RiflesOnly in Kingsville TX. This was the third year
for this match and it was one of the BETTER ones. Here is a list of some of
the events we shot, Unknown distance, 100 yd precision events, pistol events
(3 total), run and gun (my favorite), 800, 900 and 1000 yd shooting, and
of course some night shooting. There was a total of 63 shooters shooting the
match. Many of them were from all over the Untied States. There was also a GREAT
prize table. Three rifles were given away and I was luck enough to win
a Harbinger rifle from GA Precision
. The owner of GA Precision George Gradner is a big supporter of the SnipersHide
Cup and also many other matches. He donates many rifles and custom work to different
matches. I should be getting my rifle real soon. I will post some pictures once
I get it.
In April I run the TX Adjutant General's Combat Sniper
match held at Camp Swift in Bastrop TX. This match was open to any member of the TX National Guard and also any
TX Air National Guard member. There was a total of 10 teams that shot this match
three of the teams were from the Air National Guard. Here is a list of some
of the events, 2 cold bores, UKD shooting, range estimate, KIMS game, SRT match,
mover match, some 100 yd precision events and also a Stress shoot. The match
was a BIG success. Also in August I will be running the MAC V Regional
sniper match. This will be the second year that I run this match. Stay tune for updates
on that match.
As I have posted before SniperSutainment is always looking
for new products to test. I have received two new items. The first is the TAB Rifle Cover
. The cover was designed by a good friend of mine name Tony Burke. I received
the cover last week and I will be using it soon. The second item received was
the Trigger Defender from Tactical Intervention. This is a new idea from Mike Miller owner of Tactical Intervention. I received
this new item today and will start testing it soon. Stay tune for a write up
on both of these products.
07 MAR 06
Welcome to a New Year. I am just getting around to updating
the website. It looks like 2006 will be a busy year for me. Last month I attend
an Advance Tactical
Carbine class put on by Paul Howe
of Triple Canopy. This is the second time I have taken a class with Paul. Last
year I attend his basic carbine course. It was a two day class and I learned
quite a bit. If you have a chance you need to look into taking one of Paul's
classes. I plan to go back for another class.
Next week I plan on shooting the 2006 SnipersHide Cup. This
match will be held again at the RiflesOnly
training facility in Kingsville TX. This will be the third year that I
shoot this match and as always SnipersHide and RiflesOnly always put on a GREAT
match. Stay tune for an update.
Also I am still testing the USOptic
scopes. I have really been putting the SSDS scope though its paces. I recently
was given permission to continue using the scopes. I plan on writing an article
for the website on the scopes. Stay tune. More to come.
I have just added a Photo
page to the website. The photos are of the US Optic scopes that I recieved for testing. The link is on the HOME page. Make sure and checked out.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Also as you gather with family and friends for the holidays remember that there are still men and women overseas in Iraq. Many will not be able to be with there families. Make sure and keep them in your thoughs and prayers. See you in 2006.
I received two scopes from US Optic
last month for testing. One of the scopes is the USO SN-3 3.5 X 17
built for the Canadian army. The scope was going to be used on some 338 Laupa
rifles. The Elevation knob is very big and easy to adjust. The scope has
a Mil-Dot reticle. The scope also has 4 knobs on it. The Elevation knob which
sits on top of the scope, two knobs on the right side, one for the Windage and
one for the Lit reticle and the one on the left for the parallax adjustment.
The other scope is the USO SSDS 3.5 X 17 scope. This scope was going to designed
for the USMC. It also has a BIG Elevation knob. The knob is calibrated for M118LR
ammo. The knob goes from 100 to 1100 yards in one turn. It also has a Mil-Dot
reticle. This scope I have already zeroed on one of my rifles and it is GREAT.
The Elevation knob is SPOT on for the M118LR ammo. I will be doing a write
up on the scopes and posting it on the website. Stay Tune.
In September I put in my paperwork for a suppressor
for my 308 rifle. I went with a Jet Suppressor.
After seen's many of there suppressors at sniper matches and also shooting
some rifles with there suppressors on them, I talk to the owner of the company
Mike Brown and asked him to build me one. My paperwork has gone though and I
now have the suppressor. I also got a gift certificate for another suppressor
at the 25 hour Shooters Bash. I will be putting the paperwork in for a suppressor
for one of my AR's.
Speaking of AR's I have a few of these rifles. Many of them
I have built or have bought uppers. As you might know there are many types of
accessories being sold today for the AR. I know I have bought a lot of them
over the years. But this year I saw a new type of AR stock
being offered by MagPul
for both the AR-15 and AR-10 rifles. I recently bought one of these stocks for
one of my SPR rifles. The stock was easy to install. The stock is GREAT. It
is real good for rifles with optics on them. The stock has adjustments for length
of pull and also a cheekpiece adjustment. If you have a chance go to there website
and checkout this new stock.
Just got back from the 25 Hour Shooters
Bash put on by RiflesOnly. This was a 25 Hour match that started at 1000 on
Saturday and ended at 1000 on Sunday. It was 25 hours because there was a time
change and we added an hour. We shot over 24 events in the 25 hours. We had
a few breaks, but many of us did not sleep at all. Some people tried, but we
were always moving or shooting. We shot from 35 yards all the way out to 1000
yards. We also shot two pistol events. There was a total of 29 shooters that
started the match, but by the time Sunday morning rolled around we lost about
3 shooters. Most of them I guess had never been up or operated for more
than 24 hours. This was the second year that RiflesOnly has put on a 24 hour
match and I have shot in both of them. It was a GREAT match and I am sure
there will another one.
In October I shot the Cavalry Arms 3-gun
match held at Tiger Valley in Waco TX. This was a three day match. We shot 9
stages over three days and there was also a precision rifle side match. There
was a 300 yard rifle event, a night stage that was shot in a shoot house and
we also had to carry a 50 pound dummy in one event. It was a good match and
also a good test of our Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun skills. I finished 3rd Overall
in OPEN class and I also won the 1000 yard Precision rifle match.
I will also be doing some tests on the new USoptics
scope. The scopes I will be getting are the ones that US Optic was going to
make for the Marine Corp and also for the Candian Army. I will post pics of
the scopes mounted on my rifle and I will also post some test results. Stay