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Weatherby Remembers Chris Kyle
« on: September 17, 2013, 07:14:16 PM »
Weatherby will be releasing a very limited-edition rifle in honor of late Navy SEAL sniper Chief Chris Kyle.

At the 2013 Weatherby Writer's Conference, the California company unveiled a limited-edition rifle built on its Accumark platform that pays tribute to the late Navy SEAL sniper Chief Chris Kyle. Kyle and his heroism on the battlefield protecting U.S. troops were the subject of an American Rifleman article by Maj. John L. Plaster, and we ran an article out of Kyle's book "American Gun" on the Kentucky long rifle.

Sadly, Kyle was murdered by a troubled young Marine he was trying to help. Before his death, Kyle was working with Weatherby on becoming a member of Team Weatherby—and a valuable member he indeed would have been. But it was not to be.

Weatherby decided that they wanted to do something for a Kyle's wife, Taya, and the couple's children, so the company will make 24 rifles in .300 Win. Mag. with had-laminated composite stocks in Kryptek Highlander camouflage. The metalwork is Cerokote flat, dark earth, and the barrel is a button-rifled no. 3 contour with fluting and a recessed target crown. The Kyle family had input into the rifle's final design and markings.

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Re: Weatherby Remembers Chris Kyle
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 07:20:38 PM »
Wow.  Very nice!  God Bless You, Chris Kyle.

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Re: Weatherby Remembers Chris Kyle
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 04:25:31 PM »
Very cool.
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