Barrett XM500

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Barrett XM500
Barrett XM500.jpg
Type Anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 2006
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
Specifications
Weight 26 lb (12 kg)
Length 46 in (120 cm)

Cartridge .50 BMG
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed system 10-round detachable box magazine

The Barrett XM500 is a gas-operated, semi-automatic sniper rifle/anti-materiel rifle currently in development by the Barrett Firearms Company. It is fed by a 10-round detachable box magazine situated behind the trigger in bullpup configuration.

It is based on the Barrett M82/M107 .50-caliber sniper rifle. It is intended to be a lighter, more compact alternative to the M82. Since the XM500 has a stationary barrel (instead of the recoiling-barrel design of the M82), it will likely have somewhat better accuracy.[1] As with its predecessor, it comes with a removable, adjustable bipod mounted under the barrel, and a top-mounted Picatinny rail for attachment of a scope and/or other accessory.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Popenker, Max R. April 16, 2012 "Barrett XM500". Modern Firearms. 

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