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The Barrett XM500 with a bipod attached
|Type||Bullpup anti-materiel rifle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Barrett Firearms Manufacturing|
|Weight||26 lb (12 kg)|
|Length||46 in (120 cm)|
|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.
Based on the design of 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. 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 or other accessory.
- List of bullpup firearms
- List of sniper rifles
- Barrett M95
- MACS M3
- Dragunov SVU
- Barrett XM109
- Popenker, Max R. "Barrett XM500". Modern Firearms. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- Crane, David (June 19, 2006). "Barrett Firearms Introduces Bullpup Semi-Auto .50 BMG Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle". Defense Review.