|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Barrett Firearms Company|
|Unit cost||$4,410 (MSRP)|
|Weight||23 lb (10 kg) (29" Barrel)
25 lb (11 kg) (32" Barrel)
|Length||47 in (120 cm) (29" Barrel)
50 in (130 cm) (32" Barrel)
|Barrel length||29 in (74 cm)
32 in (81 cm)
|Cartridge||.50 BMG (12.7 × 99 mm),
|Maximum firing range||2,600 meters|
The Barrett Model 99 "Big Shot" is a single-shot sniper rifle first introduced in 1999 by the Barrett Firearms Company (US). The company is better known worldwide for its earlier .50 caliber rifles, the semi-automatic M82A1 and bolt-action M95. Like the M95, the rifle uses a bullpup configuration meaning the ammunition is loaded behind the pistol grip. However, it is not fed from a magazine. It is instead a single-shot rifle, meaning that one round is loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt.
The rifle comes in several variations. The .416 Barrett is, in theory, more accurate than the .50 BMG because the round is of a higher velocity and lower caliber (making it more aerodynamic). However, the drag-to-weight ratios of the respective bullets give the .50 BMG an advantage at ultra-long ranges. The .416 Barrett model is available with a 32" barrel. The .50 BMG model is available with a 29" or 32" barrel. MSRP ranges from $3,800 to $4000.
- Sales Sheet
- "Model 99". Barrett. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- Modern Firearms – Barrett M99 and M99-1 Sniper Rifle
- Barrett Rifles, 2006, retrieved 2007-09-17
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