Barrett M95

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Barrett M95
Barrett M95SP.jpg
The M95SP
Type Anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Company
Produced 1995–present
Specifications
Weight 23.5 pounds (10.7 kg) empty, without scope
Length 45 inches (114.3 cm)
Barrel length 29 inch (73.7 cm)

Cartridge .50 BMG
Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity 854 m/s (with M33 ball ammunition)
Maximum firing range 1800 meters
Feed system 5 Round Detachable Box Magazine

The Barrett M95 is a bolt-action sniper rifle chambered in .50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm), and manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company.

Overview[edit]

The M95 is an improved version of the earlier Barrett M90. It is a bolt-action sniper rifle in a bullpup design. The major difference between the M95 and the M90 is that the pistol grip and trigger have been moved forward 1 inch (25 mm) for better magazine clearance. Also, the bolt handle has been redesigned and bent down and to the rear, the barrel chamber has been plated in chrome, and there are also some minor changes to the trigger and firing pin.

XM107[edit]

In 1999, the M95 won a military competition to become the new XM107. A small number were purchased by the U.S. Army for further testing, but ultimately, the M82 was chosen. The Barrett website also announces that M95 rifle is used for military and law enforcement applications in at least 15 other countries.

Users[edit]

Spanish marine snipers covering a boarding party, 2002.

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