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PROOF Research® Greg Hamilton and Nightforce Optics Sean Murphy Take Home 1st Place in the 2022 Coleman’s Creek Range Sniper Team Championship

By December 14, 2022No Comments

Once again, trusting the outstanding performance and reliability of PROOF Research® barrels, Hamilton and Murphy win another grueling long-range competition.

Columbia Falls, Mont. (December 2022) PROOF Research®’s Weapons Test Specialist, Greg Hamilton, and Sean Murphy of Nightforce Optics, bring home a first-place win in the Coleman’s Creek Sniper Team Championships, held Dec. 9 – 11, 2022, in Ellerbe, North Carolina.

Considered one of the most hard-core sniper team challenges, the six-stage competition tests the shooter’s abilities to engage targets from 10 yards to 1700 yards. Each team was required to carry a sniper rifle, carbine, and pistol. At each stage, the competitors read a brief and had one minute to ask any questions before starting the stage. Stages varied from paper targets to “find, range, and engage” targets, to technical shooting problems the competitors had to solve. While competitors focus on their marksmanship skills, problem-solving, and teamwork are critical aspects of this unique team sniper competition.

Hamilton used an Accuracy International 6.5 Creedmoor with PROOF Research’s AI Pre-Fit stainless-steel barrel while Murphy used a  223 Wylde carbine with a PROOF Research AR 18” stainless steel barrel.

PROOF Research is a well-known brand within the precision rifle community and is one of the leading barrel brands used by champion competitors in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and National Rifle League (NRL). Developed to enhance mission success for our warfighters, PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are designed for long-range accuracy, performance, and reliability under any environmental condition.

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About PROOF Research, Inc.®
PROOF Research® has been bringing the best and brightest talents together 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 barrels, premium hunting rifles, and weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness. PROOF Research’s goal is to make reduced weight, unsurpassed durability, and match-grade accuracy a reality for all of its customers. Headquartered in Columbia Falls, Montana, PROOF Research maintains research and manufacturing centers in Montana and Dayton, Ohio.