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US special forces chose Mark 22 Barrett (MRAD) sniper rifle

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American special forces will soon receive a new modular multi-caliber sniper rifle from the Barrett company. The model, which received the military index Mark 22, is also known under the abbreviation MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design). The US Special Operations Command has already placed an order for the supply of new rifles. The start of operation of the first samples in the army is expected in January 2021.


Interest in the Barrett MRAD rifle is shown not only by special forces


The production of a new modular sniper rifle for the American special forces is handled by the Barrett company. This is a relatively young manufacturer of small arms weapons from USA. The company was founded in 1982. Despite its small age by weapon standards, this company is well known and known to everyone who is fond of small arms. The main product in the company's lineup is the Barrett M82 antimaterial sniper rifle, which was adopted for service under the designation M107. Many rightly believe that it was this model that at one time returned interest in large-caliber sniper weapons. Today, 12,7 mm sniper rifles are no longer a rarity in the armies of many countries, and there are models in the market in more evil calibers.

The fact that American special forces have turned to Barrett Firearms Manufacturing products will certainly strengthen the company's position in the United States and in the world. First of all, as an important manufacturer of modern high-precision rifles of the highest class. Other models of the special forces unit simply will not be of interest. It is known that the contract for the supply of Mark 2019 sniper rifles, signed back in March 22, was estimated at $ 49,9 million. US Department of Defense special operations units are expected to begin operating new Barrett sniper rifles as early as January 2021.


According to the American edition of Business Insider, not only special forces are interested in the new modular multi-caliber rifle. The US Army and the Marine Corps are ready to purchase new weapons. In published budget requests for 2021, the Army has requested 536 MRAD sniper rifles totaling over $ 10 million. Rifles must be purchased through the separate Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program. In the American army, they plan to replace the M107 and M2010 sniper rifles. It is also known about the interest in this model and the US Marine Corps, which requested 250 such rifles. The Marines are ready to allocate $ 4 million for this purpose. The ILC expects that the new Mark 22 multi-caliber rifles will replace all existing bolt-action rifles.

It is known that the Barrett MRAD rifle was designed at the turn of the 2010s. In 2012, this model was recognized by the US National Rifle Association as the best sniper rifle of the year. In 2013, the model began to be exported and entered service with SWAT. The first foreign operator of the rifle was the Yamam, Israel's National Counter Terrorism Unit. After positive operating experience, the rifle was adopted by the Israel Defense Forces - the IDF (the Israel Defense Forces). The rifle only reached the American military by 2021.

It is curious that in 2013 the Remington MSR model won the PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle) competition for the creation of a new sniper rifle for the Special Operations Command and for the needs of the US Armed Forces. At the same time, a contract was signed for the supply over 10 years of more than 5 such rifles and almost five million cartridges for them. The model was adopted as the Mark 150. However, by the end of the second decade of the XXI century, it became clear that this rifle no longer meets the requirements of the US Special Operations Command. The competition for a new sniper rifle was restarted, it was won by the Barrett MRAD rifle, designated Mark 21. What exactly does not suit the American military in the Remington MSR (Mark 22) rifle was not officially announced.

Features of the Mark 22 rifle


The main feature of the American Barrett MRAD sniper rifle is its modular design and multi-caliber capability. The manufacturer declared the possibility of using this model in seven calibers at once. The use of different calibers directly affects the length of the barrels, the length of the rifle itself and its weight. At the same time, such a variety allows the shooter to easily adapt the weapon to the combat missions to be solved. Barrels can be changed very quickly and easily, for this procedure the fighter will need only one special key, so the barrel can be changed in the field as well.

US special forces chose Mark 22 Barrett (MRAD) sniper rifle

The military version of the Mark 22 rifle, according to the manufacturer's website, is produced in three main calibers: 338 Norma Magnum (8,6 x 64 mm), 300 Norma Magnum (7,62 x 64) and the good old 7,62x51 NATO. The most promising in this line is the 300 Norma Magnum cartridge, which was selected by the Special Operations Command for new sniper rifles in 2016. With a smaller caliber, this ammunition provides the shooter with comparable target range capabilities as the 338 Norma Magnum or 338 Lapua Magnum. At the same time, the bullet retains its supersonic flight speed even at a distance of 1 meters, providing very high firing accuracy with less recoil.

Barrel length chambered for 338 Norma Magnum is 686 mm, chambered for 300 Norma Magnum - 660 mm, chambered for 7,62 x 51 mm - 508 mm. The rifling pitch of the barrel for 8,6 mm cartridges is 239 mm, for 7,62 mm - 203 mm. The total length of the Barrett MRAD Mark 22 is from 1 to 107 mm and weights from 1 to 270 kg. All rifles are equipped with box-shaped polymer magazines designed for 6,3 rounds, as well as a Picatinny rail, which is placed on top of the receiver, the total length of the rail is 7 mm. The presence of this bar allows you to install a variety of models of modern sniper sights on the rifle. All rifle barrels received a two-chamber muzzle brake-compensator.

The features of the model also include the ability to quickly remove and disassemble the trigger block without the use of special tools. This makes it easier to service the weapon in the field and adjust the rifle, including adjusting the force on the trigger. The stock is adjustable in length and cheek height. On the Mark 22 model, the stock is folding (on the right side), and this version of the rifle also received a bipod.

The rifle is relatively lightweight, which is achieved by the massive use of aluminum and modern composite materials. For example, the entire receiver is made of high-strength aluminum alloy. The model uses match-type barrels with longitudinal valleys, which should contribute to better cooling, increasing the rigidity of the structure, and also reducing the total weight of the weapon. Barrett MRAD rifle barrels are free-hung, attached directly to the receiver. In this case, to replace the barrel, the arrow needs to unscrew only two Torx screws. In addition to the DTK, silencers can be installed on rifle barrels.


How the Mark 22 rifle is evaluated by the US military


Published budget requests from the US Marine Corps say Barrett's new Mark 22 sniper rifles provide "increased range, greater lethality and a wider range of special-purpose ammunition." The US Army statement states that this model of small arms has an increased firing range. An increase in the range of combat allows you to expand sniper capabilities, and also provides the fighter with superiority in counter-sniper combat.

Also in the US Army said that the new sniper rifle is lighter than some of the outdated sniper systems in service. In the future, the new rifle should become the main anti-personnel sniper weapon system in all US army sniper teams. US Army Lt. Col. Chris Kennedy noted that the multi-caliber weapon will provide the sniper with greater flexibility in choosing a configuration and determining what targets he will work for.

US Army First Sergeant Kevin Sipes called the Mark 22 an amazing weapon. In an interview with Business Insider, he noted that he did not notice anything in this model of small arms that he would not like:

“The rifle shoots phenomenally well. The possibilities it provides in terms of quick barreling is at least quite unusual. "





Soldiers with a Mark 22 rifle. All photos by Barrett.
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  1. Lexus
    Lexus 20 November 2020 18: 17
    +2
    Barrett is known for the manufacturability and functionality of the weapon. Sorry, the accuracy is not specified.
    1. Alexander Vorontsov
      Alexander Vorontsov 20 November 2020 18: 29
      +1
      What accuracy did they have to indicate if the sniper complex involves the use of a specific rifle in a specific caliber with a specific cartridge?
      And here we are talking about 7 in 1 ...

      In my opinion, a very strange decision.
      It is clear that the idea is in modularity, but there is no room for compromises in high-precision shooting at long and ultra-long distances.

      1. JD1979
        JD1979 21 November 2020 23: 44
        0
        Quote: Alexander Vorontsov
        It is clear that the idea is in modularity, but there is no room for compromises in high-precision shooting at long and ultra-long distances.

        Do you want to fight or collect cups in the shooting range?
        1. Alexander Vorontsov
          Alexander Vorontsov 22 November 2020 11: 15
          -1
          Quote: JD1979
          Do you want to fight or collect cups in the shooting range?

          The fact of the matter is that to fight, and not to collect cups.
          And to shoot with a sniper, whose complex has indicators of 0,4 MOA with 0,8 MOA - it's better to use gongs in the "shooting range" for sports interest.
    2. Aleksandre
      Aleksandre 20 November 2020 18: 33
      10
      Quote: lexus
      Sorry, the accuracy is not specified.

      With match grade .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition the MRAD is capable of 0.5 MOA (minute of angle) accuracy at a distances of up to 1500 meters. With standard ammunition the accuracy drops to near 1 MOA but still sub-MOA.
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 20 November 2020 18: 34
      -1
      Hello, congratulations on another "gift" from minushers. It is, nevertheless, some kind of disease, or something, to shove minuses into all the holes. laughing
      1. Aleksandre
        Aleksandre 20 November 2020 18: 40
        +6
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Hello, congratulations on another "gift" from minushers. It is, nevertheless, some kind of disease, or something, to shove minuses into all the holes. laughing

        Look at the situation from the other side: a certain individual (hundreds of them) unbearably wants to say something clever, drive away an opponent, show off his intellect, but he simply does not have any personal data for this, moreover, he is not able to coherently write a couple of phrases ... And then once - and shit, once - and shit! Beauty is, well) And through a minimum of effort.
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 20 November 2020 19: 11
          +3
          Yes, Alexander, hi You just noticed it: with a minimum of expended efforts - maximum pleasure. As in the kitchen in "Voronya Slobodka", I didn’t spit in a pot to a neighbor - the day passed by. laughing
          1. Aleksandre
            Aleksandre 20 November 2020 19: 34
            +2
            Quote: Sea Cat
            As in the kitchen in "Voronya Slobodka", I didn’t spit in a pot to a neighbor - the day passed by. laughing

            That's right, Konstantin, exactly "Crow Slobodka" wassat
            It is high time to remove from the VO the so-called "grades" that do not evaluate anything. Leave the likes as much as possible.
            Like it, agree? Liked and walked on.
            Disagree, do you think the information is unreliable? Provide another, justify.
            And the monkey will cope with poking the mouse in the minus sign.
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 20 November 2020 20: 06
              -1
              And the monkey will cope with poking the mouse in the minus sign.

              So she does it. laughing
              It's also good that only "keyboard" is at hand. wassat
          2. Korsar4
            Korsar4 20 November 2020 23: 51
            +2
            But all the characters there deserve attention. Mitrich alone was worth something.
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 20 November 2020 23: 54
              0
              Well, not everyone can boast that they graduated from the page corps.
              1. Korsar4
                Korsar4 21 November 2020 00: 01
                +2
                Still would. I wonder what educational institutions can now be considered elite? And what is more of them - harm or benefit?
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 21 November 2020 00: 22
                  0
                  And the devil knows him, but judging by the audience that our media call the "elite", then this is most likely something completely obscene.
                  1. Korsar4
                    Korsar4 21 November 2020 00: 29
                    +4
                    No. Let's leave the media out of brackets.

                    But if you look closely at universities that are considered elite, there may be interesting observations.

                    However, this is my opinion "from the plow."

                    "We did not study in gymnasiums" (c).
      2. Lexus
        Lexus 20 November 2020 18: 47
        +3
        Kostya hi,
        "these", even playing with the keyboard, can get hurt. Yes, their languages ​​are sharpened for another. laughing
      3. Mister X
        Mister X 21 November 2020 00: 26
        +5
        hi
        Let us wedge in
        The US Army and the Marine Corps are ready to purchase new weapons.
        Author: Yuferev Sergey

        It is also known about the interest in this model and the US Marine Corps
        Author: Yuferev Sergey

        The cover is out, isn't it?
    4. PSih2097
      PSih2097 20 November 2020 18: 55
      +5
      Quote: lexus
      Barrett is known for the manufacturability and functionality of the weapon. Sorry, the accuracy is not specified.

      Because The Barrett MRAD was based on the Barrett Model 99B rifle, the accuracy should be better than the Barrett 98 Bravo: 0,73 inches (19 mm) at 100 yards (91 m), 1,3 inches (33 mm) at 200 yards ( 180 m) and 4,05 inches (103 mm) at 800 yards (730 m).
  2. Petro_tut
    Petro_tut 20 November 2020 18: 20
    0
    Cool thing
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 20 November 2020 18: 44
      -8
      Lobaev's rifles are better - for the MTR and special forces the most juice.
      1. Genry
        Genry 20 November 2020 19: 15
        +2
        Quote: Vadim237
        Lobaev's rifles are better - for the MTR and special forces the most juice.

        Lobaev does not make army weapons. It is closer to sports and collectibles.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 20 November 2020 20: 28
          +3
          Quote: Genry
          Quote: Vadim237
          Lobaev's rifles are better - for the MTR and special forces the most juice.


          Lobaev does not make army weapons. It is closer to sports and collectibles.

          Various releases
          SVL
          SVL (Lobaev Sniper Rifle). The King v.3 family of long-range bolt-action sniper rifles.
          DXL
          A family of long-range magazine rifles with DUKE bolt action.
          TSVL
          TSVL (Lobaev Tactical Sniper Rifle). COUNT family of tactical bolt action rifles.
          DVL
          DVL (Lobaev Sabotage Rifle). COUNT family of light tactical rifles with bolt action.
      2. Konnick
        Konnick 20 November 2020 20: 15
        +3
        An article about army rifles, both serial and with a normal cartridge 7,62x51, which the specialists chose. Hang a fan of Lobaev with his rifle and let him run through the mountains, and we'll see.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 21 November 2020 12: 15
          0
          Yes, with pleasure 7, 62 rounds are old - 8,6 sniper is the most it. And Lobaev's rifles are in service with the special forces and the president's guards.
          1. Genry
            Genry 21 November 2020 19: 29
            -1
            Quote: Vadim237
            Lobaev rifles are in service with the special forces and the president's guards.

            Are you confused with ORSIS ???
            https://vpk-news.ru/news/1286/
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 22 November 2020 11: 41
              0
              No, not confused - the Lobaevskys are the same.
              1. Genry
                Genry 22 November 2020 15: 11
                0
                Lobaev has a very unstable behavior: he wanted and transferred production to the United Arab Emirates, then got offended by them and returned back. Therefore, the military is focused on ORSIS, which was created while Lobaev satisfied his ambitions.
  3. Ensign19
    Ensign19 20 November 2020 18: 33
    -1
    Recently I read somewhere that the staff members in general want to transfer the entire shooter under 6,8
    1. Genry
      Genry 20 November 2020 19: 11
      +2
      Quote: Ensign19
      state people in general the entire shooters under 6,8 want to translate

      Assault rifles and light machine guns only.
      Each type of weapon has its own optimal caliber.
      1. Ensign19
        Ensign19 20 November 2020 20: 16
        0
        Wrongly put it: - to replace standard NATO calibers 5,56 and 7,62
        It seems that 6,8 will have better flatness
        1. English tarantas
          English tarantas 21 November 2020 01: 07
          +1
          7,62 only in terms of machine guns and assault rifles, because for machine guns, a powerful cartridge is painful, but for machine guns, a lot is needed. For sniper rifles, I don't know what they want there, but it would be logical if 7,62x51 remains, or even 8,6 which they will take. The garden is fenced not so much because of ballistics, but because the power of 5,56 is not fire, they complain about insufficient lethality, breaking through obstacles and body armor, solved many problems at once and the accuracy of fire and power and so as not to suffer with the supply (one cartridge for all machine guns and machine guns), and the place for modernization is running out.
          1. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 06: 08
            0
            Well, if the usual infantry cartridge becomes 6,8, then a sniper with 7.62 NATO will somehow not work, his sighting range is the same, if not lower. On the other hand, now sniper calibers are just from the heart, they will pick up something.
            1. English tarantas
              English tarantas 21 November 2020 23: 30
              0
              Yes, they will definitely pick it up, otherwise it will not be good if the grandmothers are sawed on machine guns, and they forget about snipers.
              his sighting range is the same

              But the cartridge is more powerful)
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine 22 November 2020 00: 13
                +2
                Quote: English tarantass
                otherwise it will not be good if the grandmothers are sawed on machine guns, but they forget about snipers.

                You see, the extra expenses of the American taxpayer or our friend the National Debt, it doesn't matter - it's not at all what interests me in life.
            2. 3danimal
              3danimal 22 November 2020 15: 21
              0
              Instead of 7,62 there will be 8,6mm as a standard for a sniper request
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine 22 November 2020 15: 57
                +2
                Yes, it is possible. Although the mentioned 300 NormaMag seems to be quite promising with a 7,62 caliber, but a heavy, long and fast bullet. On the other hand, magnums increase and increase the requirements for trunks, both in terms of pressure and gas erosion.
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 20 November 2020 19: 34
      0
      I also read more and more often that the boys are inventing 6,8. The campaign needs to compare the breakdown of our, 7, sixty-two against their mercury --- NATO standard. Guys, I'm not a bullet ballistician, / and not even a hunter // although I love SKS / but answer, which gives the enemy an advantage when moving to 6,8
      1. Cherry Nine
        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 06: 00
        +5
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        I also read more and more often that the boys are inventing 6,8. The campaign needs to compare the breakdown of our ,, 7, sixty-two

        What other armor piercing? At 7,62x39 it is not outstanding, and even at "us" it has long been removed from service.

        Now (for quite some time now) experiments are underway in caliber 6,8, since modern bullets / barrels / sights / preparation allow you to shift the distance of aimed fire by a distance of up to a kilometer. The 7,62 cartridge turns out to be heavy, both in weight and in recoil for manual automatic weapons, the 5,56 cartridge cannot be made sufficiently armor-piercing for modern NIB. The best caliber seems to be 6,5-7 mm.
        1. Snail N9
          Snail N9 21 November 2020 11: 32
          +2
          Oh, this "modularity"! At one time there was something similar in the navies of the countries of the world - the enthusiasm for "modularity" -type to build one type of ship and change its purpose by installing "modules" of different types. As the practice showed, the dead-end direction, the modules turned out to be stored and maintained, the fig team can be prepared for another module in a week, the main body is aging over time, which leads to difficulties in pairing different modules, etc. It seems to me that the "modularity" in the arrow is pretty much the same. The Americans have always been famous for their logistics component, that is, they always carry out their activities from well-equipped bases and fortified points, where you can store various modular gadgets. In addition, the Americans do not take part in hostilities characterized by high tension, long separation from supply bases, etc. Their method - jumped out somewhere quickly fired on a tip from the UAV and rather back into the hole, where you can change the "modules" and weapons to serve, to use according to the rules of instructions, etc. In combat conditions, which are distinguished by a long stay away from supplies and crawling in various unpleasant places, modularity is only for evil, parts are lost, broken, contaminated, where you can find cartridges of 6,8 mm, etc. This is a fashion for "modularity" and bells and whistles, which are so popular with those who wage a "comfortable" war - they shot a little, then drank beer, sat in social networks, then shot again, drank beer again ... But in the trenches, in the mud , in places where you expect that there will be no supplies and will attack from the rear ... there is a completely different war and other weapons are held in high esteem ...
          1. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 14: 28
            +1
            Quote: Snail N9
            In addition, the Americans do not take part in hostilities characterized by high tension, long separation from supply bases, etc. Their method jumped out somewhere quickly fired on a tip from the UAV and rather back into the burrow, where it is possible to change the "modules" and weapons service-use according to the rules of the instructions, etc.

            You are absolutely right. Moreover, while we are talking about the Special Operations Command. Therefore, the Americans order weapons specifically for their current conditions, and not for the Second World War, or, I don’t know, the Vietnam War. It's pretty logical.
  4. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 20 November 2020 18: 53
    0
    People, tell me, in this segment we have
    in service
    or at least promising samples?
    1. nobody75
      nobody75 20 November 2020 19: 45
      +1
      There was something for the anti-sniper fight. And even in Chechnya it was used before it was put into service ... Then it was adopted as KAFP. It seems that the militias are still using it in Donbas.
      The Tula made OSV 96 in caliber 12,7 ...
      But we have 1500 meters to shoot unnecessarily is considered. Initially, US anti-material snipers were to be used to destroy Soviet ballistic missiles by special forces.
      Sincerely
      1. Dkuznecov
        Dkuznecov 20 November 2020 22: 51
        -4
        Thank you. I think similar things
        ours in Karabakh now
        oh, how useful.
        The place there, speaking softly, tense.
        Ours at a glance.
        1. nobody75
          nobody75 20 November 2020 23: 04
          0
          I think similar things
          ours in Karabakh now
          oh, how useful.

          At the expense of tactics in the mountains - I will not tell you.
          I can only in urban conditions and at pillboxes.
          While jumping from palm to palm, the Americans described the work of snipers on the Japanese bunker. The spotter and the gunner suppressed the enemy machine gun by firing at the embrasure and using ricochets.
          Straight down Vauban! Of course, with a bunker, they would not have had such a number ...
          The British followed similar tactics when working in urban areas in northern Ireland.
          I think that in the mountains it makes sense to work with armor-piercing - incendiary on unarmored and lightly armored vehicles from a distance of no more than 1000 m. Or a sniper and a machine gunner as a pair.
          Sincerely
          1. Dkuznecov
            Dkuznecov 20 November 2020 23: 10
            0
            I apologize. With such a "fool" in a jump
            won't it be hard? It seems to me in the city
            The bumblebee is just that. I may be wrong, but one and a half kilometers -
            the distance that is no longer available to conventional small arms,
            which means that the win is in the inaccessibility. Steppe, desert, mountains,
            possibly tundra.

            The city, after all, is a battle within the quarter building.

            Once again I apologize, these are all my amateurish fabrications,
            but it is quite possible that some of them have a right to exist.
            1. nobody75
              nobody75 21 November 2020 08: 29
              +1
              You write everything correctly! We usually solve all problems in this way. In close combat with grenade launchers and flamethrowers. And at a distance of 1,5 km and further - with a 30mm cannon.
              Sincerely
    2. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 06: 04
      0
      In what sense?
      Special forces and all sorts of FSO use either imports or various handicrafts like Lobaev for imported or homemade cartridges. There are no bolts in the usual parts and it is not planned, fight the SVD. The systems on the KKP cartridge are mentioned above, but the KKP cartridge for bolting is not an idea, and traditionally nothing with sniper cartridges.
      1. nobody75
        nobody75 21 November 2020 08: 26
        -2
        The amers had an ingenious idea ... Throwing a DRG with an anti-material rifle into the rear of the USSR and shoot from it at PGRK missiles in patrol areas and in preparation for launch ...
        This brilliant idea is not mine - don't scold me too much!
        Sincerely
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 14: 35
          0
          Quote: nobody75
          the amers have a brilliant idea ... Throwing DRGs with an anti-material rifle into the rear of the USSR and shoot them at PGRK missiles

          In the old days, there were many strange ideas and even more strange fairy tales. However, in reality, the first .50 bolt of the new wave - the M500 - appeared in the mid-80s, when the topic of the PGRK was already fading into the background, and was used by the Americans, of course, in local operations. The more famous Barrett M82 came from the civilian market altogether and made its first prominent appearance in the Desert Storm.
          1. nobody75
            nobody75 21 November 2020 14: 47
            -1
            The more famous Barrett M82 generally came from the civilian market.

            Excuse me, but what did she do in the civilian market? Maybe you mean all sorts of SWAT policemen and other "anti-terrorist snipers"? In any case, the USSR would not have adopted it ... There is no automatic equipment and there is no mount for a needle bayonet ... But in a GRAU with bayonets it is strictly.
            Sincerely
            1. Cherry Nine
              Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 15: 19
              +2
              Quote: nobody75
              Excuse me, but what did she do in the civilian market?

              You underestimate the American civilian market.
              1. nobody75
                nobody75 21 November 2020 15: 38
                0
                This is "Halcat" with Sherman's 76 graph paper! From what I understand, the video is from the Arizona Desert, where the National Rifle Association conducts a biannual shooting of "Big Sandy" with automatic weapons. I wonder what state the barrel is in this museum rarity?
                Sincerely
                1. Cherry Nine
                  Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 15: 41
                  -1
                  Well, judging by 4:34 onwards, at least not hollow. Actually, the point was that the 12,7 caliber for the American civilian market is far from the limit - the vehicle is not an army one.
                  1. nobody75
                    nobody75 21 November 2020 15: 54
                    0
                    I still don't understand ... Carrying a 13 kg "screw" with a hook ... Shooting only from bipods ... And the length is 1,2 or 1,4 m ... She really needs a bayonet! I wonder why there is a machine-gun scheme with a short barrel stroke?
                    Sincerely
                    1. Cherry Nine
                      Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 16: 18
                      0
                      Quote: nobody75
                      .Shoot only from the bipod ..

                      In the USA, and not only in the USA, there are quite a lot of enthusiasts for long-range and ultra-long-range sports sniper shooting. Enough to create demand for new small-scale samples, and this applies not only to new rifles, but even new calibers. There are not so many street race or off-road fans either, but they exist and there are enough of them to create a demand for highly specialized machinery.
                      Quote: nobody75
                      I wonder why there is a machine-gun scheme with a short barrel stroke?

                      What is the other bolt travel? What are you talking about?
                      1. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 18: 05
                        0
                        In my opinion, the barrett also has a self-loading with a short barrel travel.
                        Sincerely
                      2. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 18: 12
                        +1
                        The barrel is motionless there, only the bolt moves.
                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_XM500
                        And, as I understand it, this is still a circus with horses, not a military weapon.
                      3. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 18: 18
                        0
                        This is bullpup - they have been trying to sell it for a long time, but it does not work ...
                        I'm talking about classics
                        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_M82
                        Sincerely
                      4. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 18: 31
                        0
                        Hmm. I forgot that this is a self-cocking, thanks.
                      5. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 18: 33
                        0
                        Yes, I was surprised myself! Maybe you can tell me what tactical niche in the field all these antimaterial devices occupy?
                        Thanks in advance.
                        Sincerely
                      6. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 19: 19
                        -1
                        In the sense of? In the 90s - actually antimaterial. Disable light equipment or a firing position (machine gun, mortar) when the use of heavy weapons is undesirable for some reason. In the late 90s and 00s, this caliber began to be used simply as a sniper rifle for distances of 1-2 km, match cartridges appeared. How much there is from the rational, how much simply the prowess of the heroic - God knows. Now the distance of up to 1,5 km is gradually taking .338, .50 is less in demand.
                      7. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 19: 24
                        0
                        Is the flight time of a bullet too long when firing at 1,5 km?
                        Sincerely
                      8. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 19: 45
                        0
                        I did not understand the question. Searching is not handy, but at a muzzle velocity of about 900 m / s and a supersonic loss of 1,5 + km, it will take about 3 seconds.
                      9. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 19: 48
                        0
                        Immensely! What are the chances of hitting a tall figure moving at the speed of a runner?
                        In my opinion, scanty ...
                        Sincerely
                      10. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 19: 59
                        0
                        Why do you think that a machine gunner with a Cliff, for example, necessarily moves at the speed of a runner?
                      11. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 20: 08
                        -2
                        With the Rock - will not smash, with the PKK, AK and SVD - easily. This is not the question. Against modern lightly armored vehicles, even a 30 mm armor-piercing projectile is useless, not to mention 12,7 ... And against the enemy's manpower, shooting further than 800 m is problematic.
                        So what is this screw for?
                        Sincerely
                      12. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 20: 26
                        0
                        Again. Heavy bolts are provided against unarmored vehicles standing in place (although you have an exaggerated opinion about the BTR-80 armor) and collective weapons calculations. These objects and their servants are usually not very mobile. A different weapon is used for combined arms combat.
                      13. nobody75
                        nobody75 21 November 2020 20: 31
                        -1
                        Forgive me, I'm not an armored personnel carrier - 80, I meant "Marauder" ... But not the point ... That is, all the same for the work of a sniper in defense, from an ambush and for the actions of the DRG, right?
                        Sincerely
                      14. Cherry Nine
                        Cherry Nine 22 November 2020 00: 11
                        +1
                        Quote: nobody75
                        Sorry, I'm not an armored personnel carrier - 80, I meant "Marauder" ...

                        And what did the Germans do to the Americans?
                        Quote: nobody75
                        That is, all the same for the work of a sniper in defense, from an ambush and for the actions of the DRG, right?

                        And what is the purpose of army snipers with bolts? For fun, mostly.
  • MP
    MP 21 November 2020 10: 35
    +2
    We produce Orsis T5000. A very good rifle, used by both sportsmen and special services. Lobaev rifles are expensive and not widely used.
  • Gato
    Gato 20 November 2020 19: 56
    +2
    Hmm .. In America I only like two things: the blues and the Barrett rifles.
    1. Hagen
      Hagen 20 November 2020 21: 44
      +5
      Quote: Gato
      Hmm .. In America I only like two things: the blues and the Barrett rifles.

      To me, instead, the "shooting association" and shooting galleries in each village.
      1. Gato
        Gato 21 November 2020 10: 49
        +1
        "shooting association" and shooting galleries in each village

        No, we have an armed population - this is the nightmare of the authorities. So it remains ... the blues
        1. Hagen
          Hagen 21 November 2020 12: 15
          -1
          Quote: Gato
          No, we have an armed population - this is the nightmare of the authorities.

          The population of Russia has more than 6 and a half million trunks on hand (only officially). They are used very rarely in the vast majority of cases. Hence the lack of skills and culture in the use of weapons with accidents. In 20-30 years the movement "Voroshilovsky shooter" developed through Osoaviakhim across the country. By 1935, about 9 million people were awarded for achieving shooting standards alone. As the war showed, even that was not enough. Hence the conclusion: today the military sports movement is completely absent. To maintain the slightest readiness of the country's mob.resursa they scored .... This is a real nightmare, and not for the authorities, but for those who see how the situation is developing on our borders. Not many people think that, for example, the Kurgan and Chelyabinsk regions have become border regions, and the Republic of Kazakhstan is asleep and sees how to drift away from Russia. In addition, a year ago, from 15 to 30 thousand barmaley gathered in the north of Afghanistan. If the Taliban come to power, they will squeeze them out to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and beyond. Here is another hotbed of local war on our borders. They do not talk about this yet, but that does not mean that it does not exist. We don't have a border there, that's for sure ...
  • Terenin
    Terenin 20 November 2020 20: 12
    10
    American special forces will soon receive a new modular multi-caliber sniper rifle from the Barrett company.


    Ronnie Barrett (right) and his son Richard Barrett (left), President of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing

    In 1982, Ronnie Barrett created a semi-automatic large bore rifle on his own.
  • KSVK
    KSVK 20 November 2020 20: 55
    -1
    I wonder what pind @ itself is such a bunch of calibers.
    Especially these normomagnums. Unclear.
    Three cartridges will solve ABSOLUTELY all tasks.
    7,62x51 for Marksman, 338 LM accurate long-range sniper ammunition, and 50 as an "anti-material" caliber. What for the rest of the circus with horses? Most likely, the warriors will not order this exotic. Apparently, ALL calibers in which the device is produced are listed.
    But it would be interesting to know how the issue of different boltfaces was resolved. These are different closures or replaceable larvae. Well, and to the heap, is the overtravel limiter applied when using "short" ammunition of the type as decided in the blazer.
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 20 November 2020 21: 53
      0
      Three cartridges will solve ABSOLUTELY all tasks.


      Military version of the Mark 22 rifle, according to the manufacturer's website, is produced in of three main calibers: 338 Norma Magnum (8,6 x 64 mm), 300 Norma Magnum (7,62 x 64) and the good old 7,62x51 NATO.
  • bk0010
    bk0010 20 November 2020 21: 44
    0
    How can high precision and fast barrel change be combined?
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 05: 52
      +3
      Accuracy is indicated for the aimed weapon. Quick barrel change yes, it looks strange for a bolt.
      1. nobody75
        nobody75 21 November 2020 08: 34
        -1
        This is if there is no "smart" optics with memory settings. I think no one will shoot from such a rifle using an open sight.
        Honestly, the use of this device with interchangeable barrels for different calibers is not entirely clear to me ...
      2. Korax71
        Korax71 21 November 2020 17: 15
        0
        Why is it strange? Brave American lads do want in the end a universal platform for performing the assigned tasks. Perhaps they will even succeed. In principle, alignment in skillful hands does not take much time. And, as it were, even without replacing the barrel before going to the bz, it never was not superfluous hi
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine 21 November 2020 17: 49
          +2
          Quote: Korax71
          brave American lads do want in the end a universal platform for the fulfillment of the assigned tasks

          The strange thing is that if the system and the operator work with magnums, why they were given weaker cartridges. If the answer is "for training," then it's crazy.
  • beeper
    beeper 20 November 2020 22: 23
    +4
    Such a large Article about the new multi-caliber rifle, even the length of the Picatinny rail installed on it is indicated with millimeter precision!
    And the most important and interesting (in my opinion) -description of the barrel bore locking system I did not find in it! request
    No, well, I can see from the photo that the "bolted" shutter is locked and there is an approximate angle of rotation of the shutter when locking! yes
    And (from the context of the message about the receiver made of high-strength aluminum alloy and the method of fastening the barrel), it is clear that the locking of the barrel bore (the closure and perception of the huge structural loads on the parts of the locking unit arising during the shot) is performed by coupling the latching lugs of the bolt with persistent ledges made in the breech part of a steel replaceable barrel (since no high-strength aluminum alloy, these multicyclic ultra-high loads, and even in such a small cross-section and longitudinal section, will not be able to "hold" for a long time without significant residual deformations, they will quickly "get tired" ...).
    You can, of course, tighten up in reengineering, and estimate the number of lugs (minus one stop for the ejector device) by the angle of rotation of the bolt, by the outer, axial and radial dimensions of the receiver, the axes of the barrel fastening screws, the ejection window of the sleeve and the tabular power of the ammunition to present the dimensions of the lugs, and according to the "AR-tradition" of American weapon designs of the last decades, suggest their design ...
    But, nevertheless, I would like to simply, without guesswork and speculation, read the description in the Article about this all-the locking option, the number and location of the lugs (in steel receiver, the lugs of the "bolt" bolt can be both in the front and its rear part, as well as an additional stop with the bolt handle in the cutout of the receiver, so they can be located in one row or more - in the shutter of the Austrian AUG, for example, two rows of lugs) - this is the same as the principle of the applied automation, one of the important, defining, characteristics of any small arms, along with the characteristics of the ammunition, barrel design and trigger!
    In the Article and, especially, in the Comments, I liked the photos (including Barrett with his son, I know the history of the creation of a 12,7 mm self-loading rifle and their family arms company "Barrett", but I have not seen the founding fathers in the face of the founding fathers - Thank you, dear Terenin! good ), a drawing of a monkey with a grenade (I reasonably "suspect" that this is not a reprint, but the original "drawing, brushes of a well-known, in the circles of Soviet weapons-filmmakers, military and civilian readers of the magazines of the USSR Ministry of Defense, an artist", my dear Friend Konstantin, I am right or wrong , Comrade "Sea Cat", admit it, without false modesty, is it your own drawing ?! wink ) and specific data on the rifle, in Russian and English - Thank you all for the smart additions to the topic under discussion! good
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 22 November 2020 00: 19
      0
      I will help with all I can...
      screw torx
      TORX screw - to replace the barrel you need to unscrew and tighten two of these bolts ...
      key for torx
      Here is a TORX slotted screw wrench ... Unusual? Or change to a regular screw with a slot for the SCREWDRIVER or ... wear a special key or replace the barrel only in the workshop.
      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 22 November 2020 00: 23
        +1
        bolt torx
        The TORX slot may be like this, but I think the general configuration is clear ...
  • Konnick
    Konnick 21 November 2020 13: 48
    0
    Quote: Vadim237
    Yes, with pleasure 7, 62 rounds are old - 8,6 sniper is the most it. And Lobaev's rifles are in service with the special forces and the president's guards.


    There they go ... between the battlements of the Kremlin wall bully
  • abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 22 November 2020 14: 34
    +1
    Barrels can be changed very quickly and easily; for this procedure, the soldier will need only one special key, so the barrel can be changed in the field.
    I don't know how it really is, but according to the author of the article, to switch to another cartridge, it is enough to change the barrel. And the bolt group? For example, the position of the ejection stop. Is it the same for calibers from 7,62 to 12,7? A shop and a shop nest. Nothing will change there either?
  • Abram Ivanovich
    Abram Ivanovich 23 November 2020 18: 56
    0
    The opportunities it provides in terms of quick barrels replacement is at least quite unusual. "


    Translated from politically correct into Russian: you came up with some kind of crap.