Gun Report

Barrett M99 .50 BMG

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The rifle was well made and accurate, but all the other rifles tested cost significantly less money. Some even had slightly better accuracy. Perhaps the M99's main advantage was that it could be disassembled quickly.

Barrett M99 .50 BMG

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Close-up of the pistol grip shows AR-15 style safety and one of the takedown pins. The nut for the scope mount is also visible. All the rifles tested used nuts of this type except for the AR-50, which could be removed with a person's fingers.
The buttpad and two rear takedown pins are shown.
The adjustable bipod was a little long, in our view. If it were shortened a couple of inches, then you could actually use the adjustment to make the right shooting height from the bench. The takedown pin (arrow) allowed the quick removal of the bipod.
This was the only rifle tested that had Allen bolts for easily removing the muzzle brake.
The Barrett had the smallest and lightest bolt, but we had no doubts about its strength.
A shroud covers the barrel as it runs back toward the action. The Serbu and Ferret gun also had shrounds.

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