We’re no strangers to TAB Gear products at AccuracyTech. Today we’re taking a look at the TAB Gear Silent Ammo Carrier. The idea is pretty simple but it’s also pretty slick. We’ve been using it to manage ammunition for a while now and have had a positive experience with the TAB Gear Silent Ammo Carrier. It has proven to be a very useful way to lug ammunition around a field match while still remaining accessible for reloading magazines between stages.
This month while working on Project Remage, article soon to come, we had to find a worthy Gunsmith to send our donor action off to for some work. After researching services and doing price comparisons and factoring in lead times we decided to give the folks at Phoenix Custom Rifles a whirl with the modifications we were after. The company is run by a father and son team named Keith and Brad Johns. They were extremely helpful and responsive via email as we were asking questions about the services we were interested in. That’s a big plus, good communication is very helpful.
When we put a new rifle together for competitions that was chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor the desire to get out and shoot the rifle overpowered the patience required to get all the reloading gear together for a new caliber. The good folks over at Copper Creek Cartridge Company were nice enough to send in certificates for free ammo to put on the prize table at the 2013 Sniper’s Hide Cup. One stack of goodies we walked away from the competition with included a certificate for ammunition from Copper Creek. It seemed like as good a time as any to cash in the certificate so after a little research I ordered up some 6.5 Creedmoor ammo loaded with 123gr Hornady AMAX projectiles. The general consensus in the precision shooting community is that the gas gun platform prefers lighter projectiles with some cycling and pressure issues cropping up with 140gr projectiles. I plan to load 123gr Scenars for a competition load when I get all the reloading dies and components together so the 123 AMAX seemed like a logical projectile to go with.
We had so much fun at the 2012 Snipers Hide Cup that we had to give it another go this year. The competition and its organizers did not disappoint! The 2013 Snipers Hide Cup raised the bar over last year in a number of ways. The same staff that was responsible for last year’s competition returned this year. The 2013 Snipers Hide Cup was run by Competition Dynamics. Zak Smith returned with Ray Sanchez as the Match Director and Assistant Match Director. They did an outstanding job. The list of competitors grew from approximately 90 competitors last year to over 120 this year and the timing and progression of competitors through the stages was the same. Frank Galli, owner of Snipers Hide LLC, again ran the match promotion. Helping out in a big way were Jeff and Ann from Competition Dynamics that assisted with logistics and match promotion by the numerous sponsors. When it was all put together what we wound up with was one of the largest, most challenging, most efficient, and most fun tactical rifle matches in the world!
If you do any serious research on precision rifle competitions you will inevitably run across the Snipers Hide Cup. This is a precision rifle match run by the owner of the Snipers Hide website, Frank Galli. Snipers Hide is synonymous with tactical long range marksmanship. The website hosts a wealth of information pertaining to equipment, and specifically, training in the art of long range tactical shooting. The site offers articles on the main page, a bulletin board forum service, and online training put together by some of the best rifle instructors in the game.