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Barrett M95


Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)


United States | 1995



"The Barrett M95 was a refinement of the earlier Barrett M90 bullpup-configured model of 1990."



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The Barrett M82 was the first notable American-made .50 caliber Anti-Material Rifle (ATR) when introduced in 1982. The line saw an evolution of sorts develop through the M82A2 which was made into a "bullpup" version (magazine feed aft of the pistol grip/trigger unit) which allowed for easier transport. The M82 was then reimagined in 1990 as a bolt-action variant which revised the breech system, continued use of a bullpup configuration, and retained the services of the powerful .50 BMG cartridge. In 1995, its refinement came with the M95.

The M95 was more or less an improved form of the M90. The pistol grip and trigger unit sections were both moved slightly forward, closer to the center of the weapon, and allowed for better access to the magazine feed still featured at the rear. The chamber and bore were both chrome-lined for longevity and the bolt handle revised for the better. Internally, some slight changes were also made to the bolt itself.

The new model was chambered for the popular .50 BMG (12.7x99mm) cartridge and could engage at out to ranges of 1,800 meters through a 854 meter-per-second muzzle velocity. Feeding was from a five-round detachable box magazine and no iron sights of any kind were fitted as standard so optics were a must. Overall length became 45 inches with a 20-inch barrel length and the weapon tipped the scales at 22 lb. In comparison, the original Barrett M82 was 48 inches long (20-inch barrel) and weighed 30 lb. The M95 was therefore more compact and lighter weight than the earlier product making for a more transport-friendly product in-the-field.

The M95 went on to serve within the special forces ranks and frontline armies of several operators around the world including Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Barrett M95. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,143 mm
45.00 in
O/A Length
737 mm
29.02 in
Barrel Length
22.00 lb
9.98 kg
Weight
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action
Action
.50 BMG
Caliber(s)
5-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Optics Over Receiver.
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Barrett M95. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
5,900 ft
1,798.3 m | 1,966.7 yds
Max.Eff.Range
2,800 ft/sec
853 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Barrett M95 Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) family line.
M95 - Base Series Designation.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Barrett M95. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Company - USA
National flag of Austria National flag of Denmark National flag of Finland National flag of Georgia National flag of Greece National flag of Italy National flag of Jordan National flag of Malaysia National flag of the Netherlands National flag of the Philippines National flag of Portugal National flag of Spain National flag of Thailand National flag of Turkey

[ Austria; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Georgia; Italy; Jordan; Malaysia; Netherlands; Portugal; Philippines; Spain; Thailand; Turkey ]
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