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US DoD selects Barrett sniper rifle

21st March 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Barrett Firearms has received a five-year contract worth $50 million from the US Department of Defense to deliver the Multi Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) sniper rifle.

The MRAD rifle’s monolithic upper receiver is machined from 7000-series aluminium, including a full-length M1913 Picatinny top rail with built-in taper for long range precision.

With mounting slots at three, six, and nine o’clock, its hand guard offers a rigid, highly adaptable interface for attachment of rails, electro-optics and other accessories. The weapon can be converted to one of eight different calibres or multiple barrel lengths by loosening two bolts using a standard Torx wrench.

With tool-less length of pull and cheek piece height adjustment, the MRAD can be configured to suit the user. The use of ambidextrous paddle-style magazine release, left/right swappable thumb safety and AR15/M16 pistol grips also makes the MRAD suitable for both right and left handed shooters.

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