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 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 26 rifles in .300 Win. Mag. with hand-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.
A certificate of authenticity signed by Ed Weatherby will accompany each rifle. The floor plate bears an inscription and Kyle's logo. The price is $3,400, and a portion of the proceeds from each rifle will go to Kyle's family. Images of the rifle can be found below.