(GunReports.com) — It’s not surprising to most gunnies that Indianapolis SWAT team members set up sniper hides in Lucas Oil Stadium during the 46th Super Bowl. The question we have is: Who makes the kit in the accompanying photos?
Reports at BusinessInsider.com said 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. Kyle Miller is listed as the contact for XLR at Info@XLRIndustries.com or www.XLRIndustries.com.
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. Contact Sales@AlamoFourStar.com and Info@AlamoFourStar.com in Lubbock, Texas.