Ever heard American troops referred to as "boots"?
It's a synecdoche used by our soldiers and generals alike; a point of pride. That's from whence the Boot Campaign draws its name. It's a 501c3 non-profit that creates individualized programs and customized care to treat the root causes of the invisible wounds of war, such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, self-medication and insomnia. Nosler recently created 22 limited-edition rifles to auction for Boot Campaign's benefit.
And what a rifle! Each package included a specially serialized Model 48 Long Range Carbon rifle chambered in 28 Nosler that featured a PROOF Research barrel and a Timney trigger. The stock was a custom Manners Carbon Fiber stock with a special Kryptek Obskura Nox pattern that highlights the carbon fiber construction. The Boot Campaign logo was laser engraved on the bottom metal to further highlight the significance of this project. Leupold joined in by donating 22 VX-5HD 3-15x44 scopes and mounts to make the package complete and bring in additional funds for a great cause.
Those rifles sold out in mere minutes, and it's even more impressive when you learn that each gun had an MSRP of $6,500. Nosler is proud to announce the proceeds from their limited edition rifles have raised a total of $148,935 ... and that's not all. All 22 purchasers of the rifle packages also made a charitable donation to Boot Campaign.
In fact, one very gracious customer donated his or her rifle back to Boot Campaign to utilize for future fundraising. That rifle was then auctioned off by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem at a charity event.
"We're proud to partner with companies like Nosler who make top quality products to give back to those who serve and sacrifice on our behalf," said Shelly Kirkland, Boot Campaign CEO. "Twenty-two limited edition rifles are now owned by committed patriots and because of this collaboration, more veterans and military families will experience life-changing treatment for often hidden wounds of war."
“As a family company that manufactures our products right here in the USA, we couldn’t think of a more important way to help those who have given so much for our security and our freedoms. Boot Campaign works very hard at getting our returning soldiers the help they need, and in turn they need our help to accomplish that mission.” said John Nosler, President of Nosler. For more information on Boot Campaign and their mission, visit BootCampaign.org.