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Friday Update – 13 Feb 2015

Welcome to another edition of the friday update at Sniper Central! As you probably have noticed, we finished up our review of the Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42mm Compact. Its a nice scope package. Next up will be the next edition of the Sniper Central Letter which should show up in your inbox next week. Work also continues on the next scope review which will be a lower cost scope. Things are progressing on the Sniper Central HQ, our physical location to be opened in August of this year. Its a slow process, but it still progresses. Building up inventory, figuring out displays and more importantly, how to make it a destination… Read more »

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Compact SASS in proposed Army budget

We have talked about the request for proposal from the US Army for a compact version of the M110 SASS, known as the CSASS. There was no budget allocated to the project in 2015 but the Army is requesting $2 million in 2016 to get the project moving. They indicate plans to purchase 3600 of the sniper weapon systems. The system sounds as if it is intended to replace the existing M110, but it is hard to tell for sure. Its specified to be more compact, more accurate, have better optics, and reliability, etc. I am a proponent of fielding the CSASS in conjunction with the traditional M24 bolt gun,… Read more »

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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 »

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Friday Update – 30 Jan 2015

Happy Friday to everyone out there! It seems the “American Sniper” movie continues to dominate the Box Office as well as dominate the controversial tweets as well. This probably should not come as any surprise to those of us that have been around Sniping for a long time. Its funny how its no problem at all to make a movie about American heroes, but some of the less knowledgeable folks out there don’t like it if you make a movie about an American Hero… who happens to be a sniper. To them, let them walk about in their ignorant bliss. To those that have ever served our Armed Forces as… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Friday Update – 16 Jan 2015

Another week of fun at Sniper Central! We hope everyone is having a good and productive new year. We continue our work on the Nightforce Compact NXS 2.5-10x42mm reivew. All of the shooting tests are complete as are the photos and we are writing up the review now. Shouldn’t be much longer before it is ready. We have another two scope reviews coming up soon as well and we’ll have some other equipment reviews coming as well. They are queued up… As we mentioned already, the movie American Sniper is nominated for 6 Oscars including best picture. It opens today around the country and we will try and have our… Read more »

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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.  

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9 Jan 2015 – Friday Update

Its time for another friday update from your crew at Sniper Central! It has been a productive week, we were able to publish a new book review for “Sniper in Helmand”, which you can see here: Sniper Central Book Reviews We were also able to get the Tikka T3 Sporter review completed and posted as well. If you have not seen it yet, you can see (and hopefully read) it here: Tikka T3 Sporter: Full Review We were actually out at the range a couple of times this week finishing up the shooting portion of the Nightforce 2.5-10x42mm Compact review as well as running some tests on some special 170gr… Read more »