Barrett XM109

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Barrett XM109
Type Anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Ronnie Barrett
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
Specifications
Weight 33.2 lb (15.1 kg)[1]
Length 46 in (120 cm) [1]
Barrel length 17.6 in (45 cm) [1]

Cartridge 25 × 59 mm[1]
Action Semi-Automatic, short recoil[1]
Muzzle velocity 425 m/s (1,390 ft/s)[2]
Effective firing range 2,000 m (1.2 mi)[2]
Maximum firing range 3,600 m (2.2 mi)[2]
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine[1]

The Barrett XM109 is an anti-materiel rifle, chambered in 25 × 59 mm, under development by Barrett Firearms Manufacturing. It was designed as a modification of the Barrett M107 and was capable of defeating light armor and material out to 2 km (1.2 mi). [1]

Overview[edit]

The XM109, originally known as the Objective Sniper Weapon (OSW) or "Payload Rifle" (according to Barrett), is a semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle, designed primarily for engagement of light armored vehicles and similar materiel targets. The design uses the lower receiver from an M82/M107, but with a new upper receiver chambered in 25mm. In fact, it has been designed with this in mind. The upper receiver of the M82 rifles can be replaced with an XM109 upper receiver to form a fully functional XM109 rifle.[1]

The 25 × 59 mm cartridge is used in the XM109 and the XM307 (product of the Objective Crew Served Weapon/OCSW program). As with the XM307, the XM109 can be reconfigured back to .50 BMG.

The XM109 offers greater range and a shorter overall length than the previous M82/M107 systems, as well as potentially greater power in the 25 × 59 mm cartridge over even the Mk 211 .50 BMG cartridge (AKA "Raufoss round").

Other features[edit]

  • M1913 optical rail
  • BORS ballistic computer
  • monopod socket
  • Dual-chamber detachable muzzle brake or suppressor system
  • detachable bipod and carry handle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Gates, Bob. "XM109 Briefing Update May 11, 2004". Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, INC. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Anthony G. (2008) Defence Management Journal, Issue 41

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