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308 Win 175gr Match Ammo Comparison Test

Take a look at our in depth match ammo comparison test for 308, 175gr ammo. This test compares 7 different factory loads to see how they perform. We have a lot of other ammo brands to test as well and will be getting to them as time permits. Visit the link below to read the full in depth article 308 Match Ammo Comparison Test – 175gr As a side note, we were able to pick up some HSM 260 and 300 Win Mag ammo last week, it is available here  

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Friday Update – 28 Aug 2015

Welcome back to another Friday update here at Sniper Central. I wanted to start off with the list of reviews that we have upcoming soon. The 308 175gr Match Ammo comparison test is all done and ready to go live! I didn’t want it to conflict with our normal Friday update, so I will turn it live on Monday. It includes 7 different factory loads and is only the first round of probably 3 or 4 batches of tests we’ll be doing. So look for it on Monday! The next one right behind it is a full review of a Proof Research carbon barreled 260 rifle. Testing is complete and… Read more »

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Friday Update – 21 Aug 2015

Wow, we have a lot to report this time around! Sorry it has been so long since we did our last Friday update, but things have really been hopping around here, which is great! Well, we’ll start with a report on our classes. We just finished up another great Long Range Precision Marksmanship (Basic) class this week with a wonderful class of students that came prepared and were willing to stretch their capabilities. The class did so well that we even setup a 1500 yard target to challenge the students, and they answered the challenge! The winds up at Polson are very tricky and we are finding out it is… Read more »

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Advance Class Scope Selection

We just thought we would present a breakdown of the scope selection of our 12 students in our Advanced class, which ends tomorrow. 3 – Leupold 3 – Kahles 2 – Nightforce 1 – Premier Reticle 1 – Sightron 1 – Bushnell DMR 1 – Vortex The high number of Kahles was interesting and they are fantastic scopes. The Holland was another interesting scope we don’t see a lot of. This info doesn’t really mean anything, we just thought it was interesting and thought we would share.

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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 »

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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 »

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Independence Day 2015

We at Sniper Central know that freedom comes at a high price and that the freedoms we enjoy and love in the United States of America are unique and valued by all our readers. We just wanted to wish everyone a happy Independence Day and we would also like to recommend that we all take a minute today to remember that high price and all those that sacrificed everything they had earning our freedom and all those that have since given so much to preserve those same freedoms in the years since our independence. Do take some time to celebrate this holiday with family and friends and enjoy the unique… Read more »

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Long Range PM Class 2015-2 Recap

Class 2015-2 was our first class at our new location in Polson, Montana. The weather turned out great and the shooting opportunities were fantastic. The winds played lots of tricks, but that is the best environment to learn in and the students, while initially frustrated, picked it up very well and did great. With shooting engagements capable to well past 1000 yards, it allowed our instructors to get imaginative with target placement and allowed the students to help thwart yet another zombie invasion. Feel free to check out the pictures below.