|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Barrett Firearms Manufacturing|
|Weight||26 lb (12 kg)|
|Length||46 in (120 cm)|
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
|Feed system||10-round detachable box magazine|
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.
It is based on 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. 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 and/or other accessory.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Popenker, Max R.. April 16, 2012 "Barrett XM500". Modern Firearms. http://world.guns.ru/sniper/large-caliber-sniper-rifles/usa/barret-xm500-e.html%7C April 16, 2012.
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- Crane, David (June 19, 2006). "Barrett Firearms Introduces Bullpup Semi-Auto .50 BMG Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle". Defense Review. http://www.defensereview.com/barrett-firearms-introduces-bullpup-semi-auto-50-bmg-anti-materielsniper-rifle/.
- scharfcshutze (May 28, 2009). "Nowadays Sniper Rifle" (in Indonesian). When a word become a stories. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. http://archive.is/hCy4.
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