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Barrett M107


Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle (2008)


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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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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: 08/10/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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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".

Specifications



Service Year
2008

Origin
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United States

Classification


Anti-Material / Anti-Personnel Sniper Rifle


Barrett Firearms Company - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.


Overall Length
1,450 mm
57.09 in
Barrel Length
508 mm
20.00 in
Empty Wgt
29.98 lb
13.60 kg
Sights


Adjustable Rear; Fixed Front; MIL-STD-1913 Accessories Rail.


Action


Recoil Operated; Rotating Bolt; Semi-Automatic

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
Rotating Bolt
System utilizes internal mechanism to lock the breech or rear barrel assembly prior to firing.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 12.7mm / .50BMG machine gun / rifle round
Rounds / Feed


10-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,850 ft
(564 m | 617 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
2,799 ft/sec
(853 m/sec)


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.


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