1. Chris Kyle was in the Army, he didn't have the luxury of choosing a rifle. He used what they gave him.
Chris Kyle was a Navy SEAL, from what I understand just about anyone in SOCOM these days uses whatever the heck they please, their armory is like a buffet... Pretty much everything else in your post I agree with though.
Sgt. of Marines, 5th Award Expert Rifle, 237/250
1st Award Expert Pistol, 382/400
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