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McMillan announces some new camo patterns

McMillan announced a few new camo patterns for their stocks. They have the Spectre and Ambush series of patterns with a few different color options in each pattern. The Spectre series mimics aspects of the digital camo and is available in Woodland, Desert, Urban, ACU and Forest. Below is a picture of the Woodland color scheme. The second pattern is called the ‘Ambush’ pattern and it was developed for desert and foliage that is located around the Southwestern US or other similar environments. It is available in Desert Ambush and Coyote Ambush. The Coyote Ambush is pictured below. Both camo patterns are molded in so they will not scratch and… Read more »

Steyr SSG Carbon now available in USA

Steyr announced their SSG Carbon rifle back at SHOT in 2014, but the orders came pouring in and they were backlogged for over a year. Finally they have gotten caught up and there will be rifles available in the USA. The SSG Carbon uses the same barreled action from the SSG08 chambered in 308 with a 20 or 22.4″ barrel and the uses a carbon fiber stock to complete the rifle. The fully adjustable stock does not use woven carbon fiber fabric, but rather uses “chipped” carbon much like Formula 1 cars do. Carbon fiber is light weight, but even so, these rifles are not lite, weighing in at over… Read more »

ABM Ammo Adds .260 Rem Loads

Applied Ballistics Munitions has added the .260 Remington to their lineup of long range precision rifle ammo. Both of their loads uses Berger high BC bullets for long range performance and they appear to be good loads if your rifles like the Bergers. The first load uses the 140gr Hybrid Match Target bullet launched at 2789fps, which when combined with the high BC of 0.618 (G1) should provide excellent long range performance. The second load uses a lighter 130gr Hybrid OTM Match bullet launched at 2847 fps. The BC on this bullet is .564 (G1) which will provide a good mid weight 260 load. For the 260 I always like… Read more »

Sniper Central Acquires Northwest Defense

Sniper Central is proud to announce that we have acquired a controlling interest in Northwest Defense (NWD), a premier training group located in Northwest Montana. By bringing the NWD team into the Sniper Central family, it will allow us to expand our training capability and teach the art and science of long range shooting to even more individuals who share in our passion. During the evaluation period of this acquisition we took the time to observe firsthand the NWD training staff in action and were impressed with their professionalism, attention to student needs, and their love and passion for teaching. After meeting with the team and discussing their views on… Read more »

Remington Defense Offers Products to Civilians

Remington defense has just announced that they will start offering some of their products for sale on the civilian market. One of those products is the M2010 sniper rifle that is slated to replace the M24. The price will not be cheap, but if you ever wanted one, now you can get one.  

Law makers propose Chris Kyle receive the Medal of Honor

Last week Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) introduced a bill in congress to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. It will be interesting to see where the bill goes but we here at Sniper Central support it! Even after a member of congress recommends the Medal of Honor be awarded, the nomination process is fairly long. It involves the request makes it way up a long chain of command including the chief of staff of the U.S. Army, the secretary of the U.S. Army and the secretary of Defense. Only then does it ultimately land on the President’s desk.  

Survival Training in Montana

Hey everyone. We wanted to extend an invitation to anyone who may be interested in attending a Survival Course up here in Montana. We have been working with a company up here in Montana called North West Defense (there will be a lot more information about them coming soon) and they have a Winter Survival class coming up on Feb 21-23. This is not just your normal average survival class, but rather it is taught by the experts in the field, SERE School instructors. There are only a few slots left and the cost of the course is $300. The class is open to everyone and you can reserve your… Read more »

Burris Updates Their XTR II Tactical Scopes

Burris released the XTR II version of their scope a year or so ago, but they have just announced some additional improvements to the scope line including some new reticles, but even more importantly, a new knob design that allows 100 clicks per revolution. This means 25 MOA or 10 MIL of revolution per rotation. With the MIL version that equates to 100 to over 900 yards with the 308 in a single rotation. Only about 800 yards with the MOA knobs, which are both very good. The scopes also have a FFP reticle, 34mm tube, Illuminated reticles (several designs) and zero stop feature. There are many magnification ranges available,… Read more »

American Sniper – Our Short Movie Review

The following is our own review of the movie ‘American Sniper’. Not all of us here have seen the movie yet and as such the review does not constitute the opinions of everyone here at Sniper Central, but rather my own. American Sniper is a film based on Navy SEAL’s Chris Kyle’s book “The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History”.  How do you portray a man’s life in two hours? You can’t, it just cannot be done in that short of a time.  For those of you who have read the book you may be a little disappointed in that there are a few changes that… Read more »

American Sniper up for 6 Oscars

Now we really could care less about the Academy Awards here at Sniper Central, but we do care about Chris Kyle and his family, so it is good to see that his story is getting recognized through his movie. It opens here in Montana tomorrow so we’ll have a report once we see it. The movie is up for Best Picture as well as Best Director and some others.