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Barrett MRAD Review

SOFREP reviews the MRAD:

My first impression of the Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) straight out of the box was that Barrett had designed a beautiful rifle.  The rifle I received for my evaluation was a bolt action chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum.

The concept behind Barrett’s MRAD system, is that it provides the shooter with an adaptable modular shooting platform.  The MRAD can be re-configured to a variety of different calibers depending on the mission or application.

The 338 round was initially developed and sponsored by my community (The Navy SEALs) as an accurate long distance round.  I’ve fired half a dozen different platforms and I’m personally a big fan of the 338 Lapua round.  At speeds up to 2900 feet per second it’s a flat flying killer out to distances of 1500 meters.

 

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Gunblast Review of Barrett MRAD

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Barrett MRAD Receives 2012 Rifle of the Year

Press Release From Barrett®

BARRETT MRAD™ RECEIVES GOLDEN BULLSEYE AWARD FOR 2012 RIFLE OF THE YEAR FROM THE NRA PUBLICATION, SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED
(Murfreesboro, TN) Barrett, a company world renown for providing high-end firearms, optics, ammunition and training, is honored once more with a Golden Bullseye Award from an NRA Publication. In 2010, the Barrett Model 98B® was named the American Rifleman, Rifle of the Year. Now for 2012, Shooting Illustrated honors the new Barrett MRAD bolt action .338 Lapua Magnum rifle with the same prestigious title.
Winners are chosen by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in shooting and hunting for the purpose of acknowledging the finest products available in shooting sports. To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the MRAD met the following criteria:
  • Recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection for the Golden Bullseye Awards
  • Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media
  • Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
  • Innovative in design and function•Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
  • Styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry, and perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts
Barrett MRAD
“The Golden Bullseye Award honors our winners for bringing to market products remarkable in their utility to shooters and hunters,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “The award is a symbol of excellence and innovation in firearms, accessories and related equipment.”
The MRAD offers a more portable marksmanship solution capable beyond 1500 yards. Additionally, the MRAD is the Barrett submission for SOCOM’s Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) Program in which the MRAD meets or exceeds all of the key thresholds proposed and has caught the attention of discerning clients who appreciate this rifle’s ultimate accuracy and operational enhancements. The MRAD follows in the tradition of the Barrett M107, where durability and ruggedness meet precision and accuracy.
Barrett will be presented with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2012’s Rifle of the Year at the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday, April 13th, 2012. In addition to the trophy, the Barrett MRAD will be featured in an editorial overview of the Golden Bulleye Awards in the April issue of American Rifleman and American Hunter and the May issue of Shooting Illustrated.
Barrett is a family owned and operated company specializing in .50 BMG rifles. Barrett manufactures rifles, ammunition, optics and other related accessories for civilian sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and over 63 foreign allied militaries worldwide. For more information please go to barrett.net/press or contact the above listed.

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Barrett MRAD Review from NDIA

The Truth About Guns has a nice initial review of the Barrett MRAD rifle.

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Barrett MRAD Precision Rifle

Press Release From Barrett®

ANNOUNCING THE NEW MRAD™ (MULTI-ROLE ADAPTIVE DESIGN) LONG-RANGE PRECISION RIFLE

(Murfreesboro, TN) Barrett, a company internationally known for providing high-end firearms, optics, ammunition and training, announces the newest addition to their respected line of long-range precision rifles. The MRAD has been in development with input and feedback from military and law enforcement users for the past year and is now available to the commercial market.

MRAD is a much-anticipated addition to the Barrett line and has caught the attention of discerning clients who appreciate this rifle’s ultimate accuracy and operational enhancements. Modularity is exemplified in the MRAD rifle’s user-changeable barrel system that can be removed by simply unscrewing two bolts using a standard Torx wrench. This unique design paves the way for future caliber interchangeability and serviceability.

Adaptable to any user, the MRAD has a length-of-pull that can be set to five different positions with the push of a single button and a consistent rifle-to-user interface is achieved with an adjustable cheek piece. Any possible combination of day or night optics can be accommodated with the 27.5-inch, 30 moa optic rail, and the match-grade trigger module is drop-fire-proof, adjustable and easily accessed for maintenance. Both thumb-operated safety and ambidextrous magazine release can be used intuitively while retaining a firing grip and cheek weld.

Enhancing portability, the MRAD rifle’s stock folds in, yet locks out solidly to create a rigid platform for consistent firing. MRAD follows in the tradition of the Barrett M107®, where durability and ruggedness meet precision and accuracy. At only 14.8 pounds, MRAD offers a portable marksmanship solution capable of out to 2,000 yards.

Barrett is a family-owned and operated company specializing in high-performance rifle systems and accessories. Barrett manufactures rifles, ammunition and optic accessories in addition to training for civilian sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the U.S. military and over 63 foreign allied militaries worldwide.

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Barrett MRAD Precision Rifle

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