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SHOT Show: Barrett .50 cal rifle for the 21st century (video)

20th January 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Las Vegas


Since its introduction back in the 1980s, the Barrett M82 has gone on to become one of the most iconic rifles ever built.

The .50 cal rifle is used by special forces and regular armies all over the world and is commonly referred to by its M107 US Army designation.

The latest iteration is the M107A1 which has slimmed down to be 5lbs lighter than the original rifle. It is designed to easily accept a suppressor, with an all new bolt carrier group being developed for such a configuration.

Shephard spoke to the founder of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Ronnie Barrett,

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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