Below you will find the running leaderboard for the rifles we have tested using our 300 yard multiple headshot engagement test. Continue scrolling to the bottom to read a description of the test.
|Rifle||Time (secs)||Accuracy (moa)||Total Score|
|Tactical Operations Tango-51||21||.379||204.0|
|Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR||20||.507||166.3|
|Ruger Precision Rifle||23||.626||137.5|
|SC BOPR M80 Rifle||20||.737||129.4|
|Mossberg MVP LR||18||.995||113.6|
|T/C Venture Predator||28||.967||96.3|
|Winchester Classic Sharpshooter II||21||1.185||96.3|
|Ruger American Predator||23||1.216||91.0|
|SMR Custom 300WM||29||1.450||74.5|
|Kimber 84M LPT||24||2.108||68.5|
We developed our 300 yard multiple head shot test as an easy means to gauge the overall usability of a rifle as a sniper platform. The test consists of engaging a Figure 14 WWII sniper training target at 300 yards with three rounds fired in rapid fire succession. The event is timed and where possible fired from the prone supported position, preferably with a bipod. Timing the engagement adds pressure and helps illustrate any shortfalls in the rifle’s ejection, cycling, and ability to come back onto target rapidly. The remaining portion of the score is based on the accuracy of the rifle as measured in group size from center to center. We use the Figure 14 target because of its blotted pattern that does not give a precise aiming point. This is to try and add a small amount of real world element to the engagement. 300 yards was selected as the range because it begins to stretch the legs of a rifle while yet still being easy to setup for the test.
The scoring is based on the time standard of 3 rounds fired in 24 seconds with 1 MOA of accuracy. These standards are what we would consider acceptable for a combat sniper rifle. If a rifle shoots 1 MOA in 24 seconds, then it would score 100 on this test. The accuracy is weighted higher than the time portion of the test since we are testing the rifles capability, and in theory there is no real max overall score. Anything over 100 is considered a good score.