Lots of readers sent us links to the above image of the official Superbowl sniper’s hide. I held back on blogging it in case FPSRussia got any ideas. Then it occurred to me that Black Sunday was all the inspiration Kyle would need to end his YouTube career as he started it: blowing shit up for his fifteen minutes (years?) of fame. And just as I warmed-up the steam-driven blogging machine, gunreports.comsent a break-down of what gear you see here. “The rifle was a custom-built Remington M700. In the photos, it looks like it’s also fitted with a suppressor. The mag box looks awfully big for the stadium space — seems like a Fitty would be too much. Probably a 338 Lapua, but perhaps a 300 Win . . .
The action also appears to be fitted to an XLR Industries (Grand Junction, Colorado) chassis, probably the evolution HD rifle chassis ($785). That item is made from 6061 T-6 billet action block with a Type 2 Class 2 anodized finish. The chassis features a 2-inch centered handguard available in either 14- or 16-inch lengths.
The pistol grip is an Ergo overmold tactical AR style. The fully adjustable stock is a premium platform for large caliber weapons. This chassis is generally used with actions of 1.45 diameter or larger . . .
The tripod is an Alamo Four Star DCLW shooting tripod, which has a unique locking mechanism that grabs the forend without damaging it. May be the DCLW-w/Flatop, $498.
So now you know.