American Sniper widow Taya Kyle outshoots NRA champ

What’s the secret behind a novice outshooting an NRA world champion? American Sniper widow Taya Kyle told how she achieved such a remarkable feat recently.

Kyle was pitted against NRA World Shooting Champion Bruce Piatt in the inaugural American Sniper Shootout Saturday.

The widow of Chris Kyle, who served in U.S. Navy Seal teams, was a professional sniper and is familiar to many from his book ‘American Sniper,’ describes herself as “absolutely a novice marksman.”

And she scored 100 percent of her shots, outshooting the champ.

Credit for her victory goes to the firearms she chose, according to Kyle. She shot with TrackingPoint’s precision-guided M600, M800 and XS1 firearms while Piatt shot with military-grade rifles currently in use with U.S. forces.

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