As a cartridge for sniping engagements, the .338 Lapua Mag has few equals: In 2008 a 2,100-yard kill was made with it in Iraq, and in 2009 a record 2,707-yard kill was made with it in Afghanistan. Proof Research has now brought a shrewd long-range system to hardcore operators: the TAC II. This bolt-action sniper features Proof’s patented, carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel, hand-laid composite stock and T6 tactical action. The rifle is super lightweight, has excellent lines and is ready to deliver at extreme range. Author Jay Langston reports, “It is significant that the TAC II weighs about 5 pounds less [than the 16- to 17-pound SOCOM PSR sniper rifles] when fitted with an optic. Although touted as a long-range, lightweight sniper rifle, the TAC II could easily double as a respectable elk rifle.” Want to find out just how sub-MOA this bolt-action fighter gets? Then check out the August 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, available on newsstands and digitally on June 25, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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