I did several searches and came up empty so if this has already been discussed, pardon me.
The TV show, NCIS, had a episode wherein one of the members of the team is shot. Later it's stated the rifle used was called a "Kate" which happened to be the name of the victim. I go back a lot of years in the Corps and as I recall, in Vietnam the scout/snipers were using slightly modified Remington 700's with a scope and chambered in 7.62 x 52 NATO 165 grain ammo. I know there has been many changes since. I think the Kate business came from another web site where the shooter had named his person rifle, a Tac Ops B 51 Kate or Kate II. I never heard of the name Kate being used to describe an entire group of rifles. It's my understanding that Tac Ops is actually not a military unit but short for Tactical Operations, Inc a company that builds these rifles. It's also my understanding that USMC sniper rifles are produced by in house armorers at Quantico, VA.
Can anyone confirm or debunk this?