PROOF Research® Greg Hamilton and Nightforce Optics Sean Murphy Take Another Team Victory in Tactical Games Sniper Challenge

The two-day event, held just outside of Bozeman, Montana, was a new challenge and competition for the dynamic duo.

The Tactical Games Sniper Challenge was a new competition for PROOF Research® weapons testing specialist Greg Hamilton and Nightforce Optics’ Sean Murphy, but it didn’t stop their winning streak. The duo took 1street Place the team in the Tactical Games Sniper Challenge held outside of Bozeman, Montana at the TacTic Shooting Range June 10-11, 2023.

The challenge tested the teams’ target recognition, range, wind call, non-standard firing positions, problem solving, and physical stress management. The challenge also used additional time scoring, emphasizing speed as a component during engagements, with heavy penalties for missing or missing targets.

“The Tactical Games Sniper Challenge was a new event for us that required a lot of preparation due to the shooting and physical components,” Murphy explained. “We chose the Conviction rifle because of its precision capability in a lightweight package to carry over several miles of Montana foothills. These rifles performed as expected, delivering accurate on-target shooting and allowing us to excel.”

Murphy shot primary with a PROOF Research Conviction 6mm Creedmoor rifle and Greg Hamilton shot second with a PROOF Research .223 Conviction rifle. The Conviction rifle combines PROOF’s proprietary carbon fiber barrel with its set carbon fiber stock, resulting in a superior lightweight, robust and long-range tactical system. It features an adjustable cheek piece, near-vertical grip, low-profile standard flush cups, and a wider forearm to accommodate an EFR mount.

PROOF Research is a well-known brand within the precision rifle community and is one of the leading brands of barrels used by champion competitors in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and the National Rifle League (NRL). Developed to enhance the mission success of our warfighters, PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are engineered for long-range accuracy, performance, and reliability in any environmental condition.

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About PROOF Research, Inc.

PROOF Research® has been bringing together the best and brightest talent to develop a new class of products for the firearms, aerospace and defense industries since 2012. PROOF Research is committed to developing next-generation composite materials to produce the highest performance carbon fiber. cannons, premium hunting rifles, and weapon systems that lighten the warrior’s load while increasing durability and effectiveness. PROOF Research’s goal is to make low weight, unsurpassed durability, and degree-of-match accuracy a reality for all of its customers. Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains research and manufacturing facilities in Montana and Dayton, Ohio.