Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge at Clinton House presented by Beretta USA

Friday February 16th – Sunday February 18th, 2018

The “Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge at Clinton House presented by Beretta USA” is a 3-day, ruck-style sniper match that will test the fitness, marksmanship, and determination of 2-man sniper teams in 3 different divisions. It is the most realistic sniper match in the country. A team of carefully selected Subject Matter Experts have lent their experience and expertise to build a sniper match that is unparalleled. Several have taken part in the setup or competed in the annual USASOC International Sniper competition. The SMEs are comprised of warfighters, LEOs, and competitive marksmen from elite military units and law enforcement agencies from around the country. Represented are: 3rd, 5th, and 7th Special Forces Groups of the US Army, JSOC, MARSOC, Force Recon Marines, FBI, CIA, Durham NC SWAT, and Minneapolis SWAT.

The 12 stages will be divided into 2 categories. Roughly half the stages will be based on historical engagements from conflicts around the world or law enforcement engagements around the US. Target size, shooting positions, and ranges will be replicated as closely as possible to the historical engagement represented by the stage. The other half will require the teams to successfully demonstrate the skills necessary to complete the curriculums of the toughest sniper schools in the nation. Target recognition, range estimation, and observation skills will be tested in addition to the teams shooting ability.

The match will take place on 2000 wooded acres in the rolling hills of upstate South Carolina. The Clinton House Plantation near Clinton, SC will host the match. It is a world class hunting and shooting facility and frequently home to national level Sporting Clays and 3Gun and Long-Range competitions. Full banquet facilities, a lodge, and onsite competitor housing are just a few of the amenities that The Clinton House Plantation has to offer.

WHEN: Friday February 16th through Sunday February 18th, 2018

The “Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge at Clinton House presented by Beretta USA” is a competition to HONOR THE LINEAGE OF THE AMERICAN SNIPER and test the skill of Military and Law Enforcement sniper teams as well as civilian competitive marksmen. It will test their Fitness, Marksmanship, Patience, Determination, and Resourcefulness. It is a thinker’s match. It is also as much of a “conference” as it is a competition. Teams from elite federal agencies and combat units around the country will gather to collaborate, network, and share fellowship, training techniques, experiences, and equipment.

SPECIAL AWARDS will be presented to the high Military and high Law Enforcement teams in the LRRP DIVISION. The Match Director and a representative of the Title Sponsor, Presenting Sponsor and the LRRP DIVISION sponsor (if they so choose) will present those team’s Commanding officer with a floating cup similar to the Stanley Cup or America’s Cup. The trophy will be engraved with the winning team’s names, callsigns, and unit. It will be kept at the winning team’s unit until the next match. The trophies will be returned to the match to be presented to next year’s winner. There will be a “High Family” team trophy and “High Female” team trophy.

The LRRP DIVISION will spend the entire match, rucking, shooting and camping on the course. They will carry everything they will need for 3 days except water. They leave the starting line on Friday morning and return on Sunday afternoon. They will have an 18 min/mile time hack for all timed movements.

The TROOPER DIVISION will shoot the same match but will have 20 min/mile to complete the rucks and will come off the course each night to the lodging of their choice.

The MECHANIZED DIVISION will shoot the same match but travel the course as a squad in vehicles provided by the match. They will carry everything they need to shoot for the day. No assistance may be requested or accepted. Each 2-man team must be self-sufficient throughout the match.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Vendor spaces and an industry midway will be set up with sponsors having options for demos and side matches. There are 5 live fire bays available. Space for vendor tents and tables will also be available and preference will be given to veteran owned businesses. There will also be space available at the awards venue for indoor sponsor tables during the awards. Requests for Sponsorship packets and requests for veteran owned businesses to set up at the match can be forwarded to me at the email below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Joe Burdick

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Title Sponsor: Bushnell Elite Tactical

Presenting Sponsor: Beretta USA

• Sierra Bullets
• Arrow-Dynamics
• Huber Concepts
• Microtech Knives
• Kestrel Ballistics
• Modern Spartan Systems
• Cactus Creek Coffee
• Best Targets
• Grunt Style
• Hell on Steel
• Armageddon Gear
• Alpha Munitions
• Thunder Beast Arms Corp.
• Kahntrol Solutions
• Carolina Razorback Outfitters
• Applied Ballistics
• Hawk Hill Customs

Head on over to the rules page for the full rule set:  Rules of Engagement.