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The Barrett M95 is a bolt-action sniper rifle chambered in .50 BMG (12.7×99mm), and manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company. It has been adopted by a number of militaries around the world.

Barrett M95
Barrett M95SP.jpg
The Barrett M95SP
TypeBullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of originUnited States
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
ManufacturerBarrett Firearms Company
Produced1995–present
Specifications
Mass23.5 pounds (10.7 kg) empty, without scope
Length45 inches (114.3 cm)
Barrel length29 inch (73.7 cm)

Cartridge.50 BMG (12.7×99mm)
ActionBolt action
Muzzle velocity854 m/s (with M33 ball ammunition)
Maximum firing range1800 meters
Feed system5-round detachable box magazine
SightsNone

OverviewEdit

The M95 is an improved version of the earlier Barrett M90. It is a bolt-action sniper rifle in a bullpup design. The major difference between the M95 and the M90 is that the pistol grip and trigger have been moved forward 1 inch (25 mm) for better magazine clearance. Also, the bolt handle has been redesigned and bent down and to the rear, the barrel chamber has been plated in chrome, and there are also some minor changes to the trigger and firing pin.

XM107Edit

In 1999, the M95 won a military competition to become the new XM107.[citation needed] A small number were purchased by the U.S. Army for further testing, but ultimately, the M82 was chosen. The Barrett website also announces that M95 rifle is used for military and law enforcement applications in at least 15 other countries.

UsersEdit

 
Spanish marine snipers covering a boarding party, 2002.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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