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Barrett M99
Barrett M99
Type Anti-Material Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 1999
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Company
Unit cost $4,410 (MSRP)[1]
Produced 1999-present
Specifications
Weight 23 lb (10 kg)[2] (29" Barrel)
25 lb (11 kg)[2] (32" Barrel)
Length 47 in (120 cm)[2] (29" Barrel)
50 in (130 cm)[2] (32" Barrel)
Barrel length 29 in (74 cm)[2]
32 in (81 cm)[2]

Cartridge .50 BMG (12.7 × 99 mm),
.416 Barrett[1]
Action Bolt Action
Maximum range 2,600 meters
Feed system Single-shot

The Barrett Model 99 "Big Shot" is a single-shot sniper rifle first introduced in 1999 by the Barrett Firearms Company (USA).[3] The company is better known worldwide for its earlier .50 caliber rifles, the semi-automatic M82A1 and bolt-action M95.[3] Like the M95, the rifle uses a bullpup configuration meaning the ammunition is loaded behind the pistol grip. However, it is not fed from a magazine. It is instead a single-shot rifle, meaning that one round is loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt.

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The rifle comes in several variations. The .416 Barrett is, in theory, more accurate than the .50 BMG because the round is of a higher velocity and lower caliber (making it more aerodynamic). However, the drag-to-weight ratios of the respective bullets give the .50 BMG an advantage at ultra-long ranges. The .416 Barrett model is available with a 32" barrel. The .50 BMG model is available with a 29" or 32" barrel. MSRP ranges from $3,800 to $4000.[4]

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