10 SEPT 05 I am finally getting
around to updating my website. It has been a crazy year and also very busy.
Many things have been going on and I have finally got a chance to sit down
and work on my website. Here is what has been going on.
On 11-13 MAR 05 I shot the Snipers Hide Cup held at RiflesOnly
Training Facility in Kingsville TX. This was the second year for this match and
again it was a team match. There was a total of 34 teams that shot the match.
There was a new twist to this match. We had a pistol event, we used a carbine
that was provided and we also did two events that did not count for score. One
event was at night and what it was each shooter firing a Bolt action rifle
with a Simrad mounted on it. We also each got a chance to fire a 408
CheyTac rifle. With the changes in the match we did not shoot as many rounds
as we did last year.
In June of this month I spent two weeks at Camp Swift TX
training for solider's that were deploying overseas. We did Short Range Marksmanship
Training, Room Clearing, and also we did live fire training in a Shoot House.
This was the first time the Shoot House was used at Camp Swift. A total of 300
solider's went though the Live Fire shoot house.
On 03-04 Sept I attend a Tactical Carbine
class at Combat Shooting and Tactics training Facility in Nacodoches TX. This
was a two class put on by Paul
Howe. This was a GREAT class and I learned a lot. We fired 700 rounds
of carbine ammo and 100 rounds of pistol ammo.
I also shot in some other different matches during the year.
I shot two IDPA Regional matches, one State IPSC match and several different 3-gun
and carbine matches. I am planning on shooting two more big 3-gun matches. One
match will be at Tiger Valley in Waco TX and the other will be at FT Benning
in Georgia. I will post the updates on those match later.
Also I am planning on shooting the 25 hour Snipers
Bash next month. This match will be held at RiflesOnly in Kingsville TX.
This match will start on Saturday at 1000 and will end the next day at 1100.
We will be going all day and night. This will be the second time RiflesOnly
runs such a match. Two years ago they ran a 24 hours match. During that match
we competed in over 22 events. All fired in a 24 hour period.
Stay Tune for more updates.
17 JAN 05
Welcome to 2005. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.
The new year is upon us and I already have some dates for some upcoming matches that
I will be shooting in. Here are the Dates:
11-13 MAR 05 SnipersHide Cup. This match will be held
at the RiflesOnly training facility in Kingsville TX.
20-22 May 05 RiflesOnly Sniper Competition. This match will also
be held at RiflesOnly.
10-12 JUN 05 SniperQuest 05. This match will be held at the
Tactical Training facility in Grandfield OK.
25-26 JUN 05 TPSC Sniper Tournamnet. This match will be held
at Tac-Pro Shooting Complex in Stephenville TX.
Check back for updates and results from these matches.
15 DEC 04
This year I have purchased two Accuracy International Chassis
Systems (AICS) for two of my REM700 SA. These are great chassis systems for
the REM700. The one think I like about the system is that it will take 5 round
or ten round magazines. This allows you to reload the rifle very quickly
if you have to. I have shot in many matches where you have to fire 10 rounds
and this system allows you to reload very quickly or you can use a 10 round
magazine. Also the magazines run about $65.00. If you were to buy a HS-Precision
Detachable Magazine system and you needed a 10 round magazine, you would be
spending at least $100.00 for the mag. There are many shooters using the ACIS
on there rifles and I see a lot of these systems on rifles at many of the matches
that I attend.
If you would like to purchase a AICS, 5 or 10 round magazines
or even an Accuracy International rifle, make sure and call Alice Davidson
at Tac-Pro shooting center
and she will fix you up. Tac-Pro is an exclusive distributor for Accuracy International
and they carry a large selection of there products.
I also have purchased two NightForce
scopes. Both of them are 5.5-22 X 56 MM scopes and they have Mil-Dot reticles.
The scopes also have Lit reticles. These scopes are well made and well worth
the price. They also now have a Ballistic software that can be use on a PC or
a Palm Pilot. I have the PC version and it works great.
We are now about two and half weeks from a new year. I wish
everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New year. Also make sure and prayer for
our troops that are overseas. Many of them will not be home for the hoildays
with there family and friends. Make sure and keep them in you thoughs and prayer
during the holidays season. See you in 2005.
10 NOV 04
Well a year has come and it has almost gone. We are a month
and half away from 2005. I am just getting around to updating my website. I
have a lot of news to update everyone with and I will get started.
This year I shot in a lot of matches and also did a lot of
shooting. The first match I went to was the SnipersHide Cup. This match
was held at the RiflesOnly Training Faculty in Kingsville TX. This was a three
day match and there was a total of 36 teams that shot the match. I finished Third
overall individual and also was a member of the second place team. RiflesOnly
put on a great match. I would say that we shot at least 30 events over the three
days. Also during the year I spent a lot of time at the RiflesOnly training
The next match I went to in the year was the SnipersQuest 04
held at the Badlands
Tactical Training faculty in Grandfield Oklahoma. This also was a three day
match and there was a total of 40 teams that shot this match. This was
the fourth time I had been to Badlands and as always they did a great job
putting on this match. I finished Sixth overall individual and our team finished
The last match I shot this year was the SnipersParadise Sniper
Challenge. This match was held at the Tac-Pro shooting center in Stephenville
TX. This also was a three day match and there was a total of 20 teams shooting
this match. This was the sixth year for this match and I have shot everyone
of them. I finished 20th overall and our team finished tenth overall.
In October I also spent 8 days at the National Guard
Sniper School in Little Rock Arkansas. I was there helping run the sniper match
that the school was putting on for the Winston P. Wilson match. There was
a total of 14 teams shooting the match. Because of all the deployments that
are currently going on, this was the first year that there was such a light
turn out. There is usually about 36 to 38 teams shooting the match. The match
was a week long and all the teams got some good training. This year there was
an All-Guard team made up of Air National Guard sniper school instructors,
a Marine Corp team and also a team from the Army Reserve.
This year I also had two rifles built and one rifle repaired.
The two rifles I had built were done by G.A. Precision.
One of the rifle was a 308 and the other was a 223. Both of these rifles shoot
very well. George at G.A. Precision does great work.
I also had some work done on one of my rifle by Jeff Hicks
at HD Rifles. I had to have a bolt
replaced and Jeff also did some other work to it. He also did a coating job
on the whole rifle and not only does the rifle shoot, it also looks good. Both
of these guys do excellent work. If you need a rifle built or just need some
work done on your rifle make sure and contact these guys and tell
them Sniper Sustainment sent you.
In the last two months, I have shot two matches at the RiflesOnly
Training Facility! The first match was held in November! This was a three day
match and we shot 22 events in those three days! We did cold barrels, Known
and Un Known distance shooting, Movers, and some night shooting! We shot from
100 yards all the way out to 1000 yards! Also the winds for most of the three
days were running any where from 20 to 25 mph! This gave many shooters trouble
and made it very interesting during the 1000 yard event! Also this month I shot
in the International League Of Rifleman's National Championship that was also
held at the RiflesOnly Facility! This was a 24 hour match! We started at 12
noon on Saturday and finished up on 12 noon Sunday! This match was a real test
of our Rifle marksmanship after operating for more than 24 hours! Most of the
shooters had been up more than 24 hours! I myself had been up 30 hours!
We shot about 20 events in the 24 hours of the match! We shot from 100 yards
all the way out to 1000 yards! Of course many of the event we fired at night!
This was a well run match and of the 20 shooters that shot the match only one
shooter dropped out!
Also there are two new products that I am testing or trying
out! The first is a new Dial from Kenton Industries.
They make dials or BDC for several different scopes! I ordered two for my 6.5
X 20 LR M1 leupold scopes. They have dials set-up for different factory loads
or you can send them the data for your load and they will make a custom dial
for you! The two that I got were for BlackHills 175 grn ammo! The dials are
well made and look great! For more information on these dials, check out there
Another new product I am testing is a new Ballistic
software! I was sent a copy and asked to check it out. The software has a lot
of good information and worth looking in to! The software can be use to calculate
come-ups, windage and also range to targets! The software looks promising and
I will post the out come of the test!
As I am reading this, 2003 is coming to an end! I am hoping
that 2004 will bring a new year and some new changes to my website. As I have
said before, I am always working on it to make it better! In closing I would
like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
October was a very busy month for me! I have been doing
a lot of traveling and shooting matches. I spent 8 days in Little Rock Arkansas
at the National Guard sniper school. While there I help run the sniper match
that the school put on for the Winston P. Wilson National Guard National Championship.
This match is held every year in October and this year there was 24 teams from
all over the nation and also a Marine Corp and Royal Air force team from the
UK. The match was a week long and all the teams got some great training! I also
got a change to play with the new M40A3 that the Marine corp team had. I also
got a chance to shoot the M40 at night with the SIMRAD on it.
Also in October, I shot the Snipers Paradise Sniper Challenge,
that was held at the Tac-Pro shooting center in Stephenville TX. This was a
three day match and there was a total of 24 teams shooting the match. There
was teams from all the United States and also some Military teams. This was
the fifth year for this match and it was well run and very challenging!
The next match I will be shooting in, is the RiflesOnly
match that will held on 21-23 Nov in Kingsville TX. This will be the fourth
match that RiflesOnly puts on this year. This will be the third one I shoot
in and it should be a great match. Stay tune for more details!
While traveling and shooting matches, I have met some great
people and also have shot with some shooters that have given back to the
shooting community, not only there time but also there products!
The first is Jeff Hicks at HD Rifles
. Jeff has built the rifles for the top shooter at both the SnipersParadise
Sniper Challenge and also the RiflesOnly match. I have seen his work and he
has done some work on my rifles and he puts out a great rifle.
The next person is George Gardner at G.A. Precision
. George did a re barrel on one of my rifles. He gave away the package at the
SQ 03 match. Also he threw in some extras on my rifle that were not
in the package.
I highly recommend both of these gentlemen's work and if you
are looking to get a new rifle built or have some rifle work done, drop them
a line and tell them SniperSustainment sent you!
I have been busy the last couple of month practicing and
shooting matches. I just recently shot the RiflesOnly
match that was held this month! Again they put on a great match! We shot 29
events over three days. We shot moving targets, shot at night and also shot
off a tower. RiflesOnly will have another match on 21-23 November 03.
In October I will be going to the Winston P. Wilson National
Guard National Championship. I will be doing support for the Sniper match. This
match is held every October at Camp Robinson in Little Rock Arkansas. I will
also be shooting the SnipersParadise SniperChallenge
on 24-26 Oct. This match will be held at the Tac-Pro shooting center in
Stephenville TX. This will the Fifth year for this match! This match usually
gets a good turn out of shooters for all over the US and from several different
Here at SniperSustainment, I am always looking for new products
to test or try. The first is a Bolt modification that is done by HD Rifles.
The modification is done on the bolt, to keep the bolt handle from coming off!
The Remington bolt handle is silver soldered on and it can come off! I have
seen one come off on a M24 sniper rifle. The modification that HD rifles does
on the bolt, keep that from happening. I have had two of the modifications done
on two of my bolts.
The next new product is the Horus
software for the Palm Pilot! This is the latest version of the ATrag2P. The
latest version has a new gun list! Some of the Ammo that is on the Gun list
is the M118LR, 50 BMG and 338 Lapau! Also the software is on a Chip! I think
this one of the better features of the software. I have a copy of the first
version and you had to Hot Sync the software to the Palm Pilot from a PC. The
problem with this was, that if you battery's went dead on your Palm and you
installed new battery's, you then lost the Horus software! You then had to Hot
Sync the Palm again. That was OK, if you were by your PC! But what happens if
you are in the field? With the software being on the chip, this will not happen!
Another product I am testing is the Sierra DataPac. This
is a new logbook that has just come out. This new logbook has some good features!
First you get a CD with it. This CD has a lot of good information on how to
use the logbook and how to fill out the Data sheets. It also has different targets
you can print and use for training. The logbook come it a black case and it
also has an Ammo strip to hold 10 rounds of ammo, a Template and the logbook
pages are in Rite In the Rain Paper. This looks like a good product and worth
I was fortunate to place 4th overall team at this years SC
SniperQuest 03! The prize for 4th place was a gift certificate from G.A. Precision
for a complete action job and a new barrel. I recently received the Rifle
from GA Precision and it shoots GREAT! I have already put about 100 rounds though
it. I will be putting the rifle though its paces at the RiflesOnly match in
I also recently purchased an Accu-pod
for my rifle. This is a new product that has been out for a while and got one
to try out. The Accu-pod fits on the rear sling swivel of your rifle. Once you
install it and adjust the height, it holds the rear of the rifle steady. I use
a shooting glove to support the rear of the rifle. I have an A-4 stock on one
of my rifles and with the hook that is on the stock, I just use the hook to
pull the rifle into my shoulder. Well if you have a straight stock or an A2
stock, there is real nothing to grab on to on the back of stock, unless you
grab on the sling. But with the Acc-pod, now you have something to grab on to.
Again this makes the rifle steady in the rear. Allowing you to have a good steady
position, when you are shooting in the prone position. Give this product a try,
you will not be disappointed.
Just got back from the Sniper Country Sniper Quest. BOY what
a match. This was a three day match and there was a total of 24 teams at
the match. We shot from 100 yards all the way out to 1000 yards. We shot speed
drills, shot movers, shot Known and Unknown distance, shot at night and also
did some pistol shooting. We also did a Stalk, KIM's Game, Range Estimate and
Target Detection. Click here
for photos of the match. They also had a GREAT prize table. The prize table totaled
$23,000. Eveyone that shot the match left with something. They are also talking
about having a SniperQuest 04. Stay tune.
The next match for me will be the RiflesOnly
match in September. This is a great match and a good test of your shooting
skills. It also test your ranging and wind reading skills. If you are looking
for a match to shoot, this is the ONE.