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Barrett M107

Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle

United States | 2008

"The lethal Barrett M107 anti-material rifle provides a long range anti-material capability for United States military ground forces."

Authored By: Dan Alex | Last Edited: 03/30/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
The Barrett M107 began life as the Barrett M95 bolt-action operated sniper rifle (under the US Army designation of "XM107"). The weapon was placed into competition for review by the US Army. During competition, the US Army evaluated its heavy caliber sniper rifle needs and decided against pursuing the XM107 design, instead focusing its already invested XM107 dollars into purchases of the proven semi-automatic, recoil-operated Barrett M82 series. These M82 systems were therefore afforded the designation of "M107" and otherwise represent only a slightly different version of the excellent Barrett design. Therefore, it is similarly developed around the 0.50 caliber 12.7x99mm Browning (50 Browning / .50 BMG) NATO machine gun cartridge firing from a semi-automatic action with rotating bolt function.

The M107 anti-material rifle has been adopted by the US Army and is similar to the US Marine Corps Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber sniper system. The M107 enables Army snipers to accurately engage material targets (and personnel in extreme circumsances) out to a distance of 1500 to 2000 meters. The weapon is designed to effectively engage and defeat materiel targets such as aircraft (parked), communications targets, computers, intelligence sites, radar sites, ammunition depots, oil stores as well as lightly armored vehicles.

In a counter-sniper role, the M107 system offers long-range standoff distances and increased terminal effect against snipers using smaller caliber weapons. The complete system includes the rifle itself, a detachable ten-round box magazine, a variable-power day optical sight, a hard transport case, a tactical soft case, cleaning and maintenance equipment, a detachable sling, an adjustable bipod and operator/maintenance manuals. The Army plans to modify future M107s with the addition of a suppressor to greatly reduce flash, noise and blast signatures. The standard M107 is fielded with the Leupold 4.5x14 Vari-X scope.

The weapon is more formally known in its long-form guise as the "Long Range Sniper Rifle, Caliber .50, M107".

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Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Barrett M107. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,850 ft
563.9 m | 616.7 yds
2,799 ft/sec
853 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
The physical qualities of the Barrett M107. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,450 mm
57.09 in
O/A Length
508 mm
20.00 in
Barrel Length
29.98 lb
13.60 kg
Recoil Operated; Rotating Bolt; Semi-Automatic
.50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)
10-round detachable box magazine
Adjustable Rear; Fixed Front; MIL-STD-1913 Accessories Rail.
Notable series variants as part of the Barrett M107 Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle family line.
M82 - Base Barrett semi-automatic design.
XM107 - Initial Trials Designation of Barrett M95 bolt-action .50 caliber rifle.
M107 - US Army Designation based on the M82A1 system; also in service with the USMC; semi-automatic operation.
M107CQ - Commercial Development; 9" shorter than M107; close-quarters design; vehicle mount compatibility.
G82 - Germany Army designation.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Barrett M107. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Barrett Firearms Company - USA
National flag of modern Germany National flag of India National flag of New Zealand National flag of Portugal National flag of Ukraine National flag of the United States

[ Germany; India; New Zealand; Portugal; Ukraine; United States ]
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Side profile view of a Barrett M107 being fired by a soldier in the desert
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Forward side view of a Barrett M107 being fired
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Close-up detail view of the right side of a Barrett M107 anti-materiel rifle
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Side view of a Barrett M107 .50 caliber rifle being fired
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Forward left side view of a soldier prepping his Barrett M107 anti-materiel rifle
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Dramatic view of the business end of a Barrett M107 rifle
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A camoflauged soldier steadies his Barrett M107 anti-material rifle

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