Barrett XM500

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Barrett XM500
Barrett XM500.jpg
The Barrett XM500 with a bipod attached
Type Bullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 2006
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
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
Sights None

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.[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 or other accessory.[1]

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

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