PROOF Research® Greg Hamilton and Nightforce Optics Sean Murphy Win First Place in First Annual Legion Team Sniper Challenge

The team’s sniper challenge was held at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with all proceeds from the match donated to the Special Forces Association, Chapter 38.

Hot on the heels of their victory in the Dark Concepts Real World Sniper Challenge in late April, PROOF Research® Weapons Test Specialist Greg Hamilton and Sean Murphy of Nightforce Optics took first place in the first annual Legion Team Sniper Challenge to be held. took place on May 6. – 7, 2023 at 5he Special Forces Group shooting complex at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The unique Special Forces stress shooting format was designed with the help of a sports psychologist to induce chaotic situations while testing target recognition, range, wind calls, non-standard shooting positions, resolution of problems and stress management. Most of the organizers and field officials for the opening match are current or former Army Special Forces and seasoned long-range competitors who combine decades of field experience to create this two-man two-day match. More than thirty teams participated, with a mix of civilian and military snipers/instructors.

Hamilton shot primary shooter with a Barrett MRAD and PROOF Research pre-installed steel barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. Murphy fired the .223 secondary carbine from a PROOF Research 18” stainless steel barrel.

“The Legion Team Sniper Challenge was a fast-paced and challenging event that required thinking and adapting to succeed. Our rifles delivered a high level of repeatable performance that allowed us to hit targets quickly and accurately, giving us an advantage in the match, resulting in our second consecutive victory in less than two weeks,” Murphy stated at the end of the game.

PROOF Research and Nightforce Optics were sponsors of the event.

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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.