Barrett M99

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Barrett M99
Barrett M99.jpg
Type Anti-Material Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 1999
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Company
Produced 1999–present
Specifications
Weight 23 lb (10 kg)[1] (29" Barrel)
25 lb (11 kg)[1] (32" Barrel)
Length 47 in (120 cm)[1] (29" Barrel)
50 in (130 cm)[1] (32" Barrel)
Barrel length 29 in (74 cm)[1]
32 in (81 cm)[1]

Cartridge .50 BMG (12.7 × 99 mm),
.416 Barrett[2]
Action Bolt Action
Maximum firing range 2,600 meters
Feed system Single-shot

The Barrett Model 99 "Big Shot" is a single-shot long-range precision rifle that was first introduced in 1999 by the Barrett Firearms Company as a less expensive alternative to the company's higher-priced offerings.[3] The rifle uses a bullpup single-shot configuration meaning a single bullet is loaded behind the pistol grip.[4]


Design[edit]

The Model 99 rifle is a single shot bullpup type of rifle that debuted in 1999. Its primary market was for long range competitive target shooters and in 2001 a shooter set a world record at 1,000-yards with the M99 by shooting a 5-shot group which measured 4.09″.[3]

Variants[edit]

The rifle is offered in two calibers: .416 Barrett and.50 BMG. The .416 Barrett version is available with a 32" barrel and the .50 BMG version is available with a 29" or 32" barrel.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Model 99". Barrett. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Sales Sheet
  3. ^ a b Burgreen, Todd (2013). "Barrett .50 BMGs: 30 Years Of Awesome Firepower". Guns (FMG Publications). 
  4. ^ Johnston, Gary Paul (2006). "Barrett's Big Shot". Soldier of Fortune Magazine (Boulder, Colorado: Omega Group, Limited) 31 (4): 196. 
  5. ^ Barrett Rifles, 2006, retrieved 2007-09-17 

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