8541 Tactical’s MATEN Project stretches its legs at the Rockcastle Shooting Center.
8541 Tactical Notes:
The MATEN did not perform as well as I had hoped it would with the 168gr Black Hills Gold at long range. Once we get a chance to work up a long range load specifically tailored to the MATEN’s 16″ barrel we will give this another go. Right now the rifle should be considered and excellent 800 yard option. Since the MATEN was intended as a LE Sniper/DMR Rifle is has passed the test and I consider it a success. We will still be running a 100 yard accuracy test and a “debrief” about how well each component worked for us.
Please note: I was not just pulling the trigger. Each time I was spotting the impact of the previous round and adjusting my hold based on that.