PROOF Research® Greg Hamilton and Nightforce Optics Sean Murphy take home first place in the 2022 Coleman’s Creek Range Sniper Team Championship

Once again relying on the excellent performance and reliability of PROOF Research® guns, Hamilton and Murphy win another grueling long-range competition.

PROOF Research® Weapons Test Specialist Greg Hamilton and Sean Murphy of Nightforce Optics take home a first-place victory at the Coleman’s Creek Sniper Team Championship, held 9-11 December 2022 in Ellerbe, North Carolina.

Considered one of the toughest sniper team challenges, the six-stage competition tests a shooter’s abilities to engage targets from 10 yards to 1700 yards. Each team was to bring a sniper rifle, a carbine, and a pistol. At each stage, competitors read a summary and had one minute to ask questions before beginning the stage. The stages ranged from paper targets to “find, measure and attack” targets, to technical shooting problems that the competitors had to solve. While competitors focus on their marksmanship skills, problem solving and teamwork are critical aspects of this unique team sniper competition.

Hamilton used an Accuracy International 6.5 Creedmoor with the PROOF Research AI Pre-Fit stainless steel barrel, while Murphy used a 223 Wylde carbine with a PROOF Research AR 18” stainless steel barrel.

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 load on combatants and increase 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.