Barrett Model 82A1

Barrett Model 82A1

The Barrett Model 82A1 is a powerhouse rifle. It is chambered in the .416 Barrett round . It is a  semi-automatic rifle that is recoil-operated . The non-detachable magazine holds 10 rounds. This magazine makes it one of the few big bore California compliant rifles. The Model 82A1 is a long-range shoulder weapon that is combat proven.

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Barrett Model 82A1 History

barrett model 82a1 in combat

The United States military purchased the Model 82A1 during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The purpose was to have an accurate long-range rifle. The Model 82A1 had an effective range unsurpassed by any other shoulder-fired weapons.

Barrett Model 82A1 .416 Ammunition

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The California legislation banned all .50 caliber rifles. Barrett responded with the new .416 Barrett cartridge. The .416 Barrett caliber brings new levels of precision shooting to the Model 82A1. This cartridge would also have to fit into a portable rifle like the Barrett Model 99 or Model 82A1.

The new .416 Barrett would have to remain efficient at long ranges.  Barrett made a superb round that remains supersonic out to 2,150 yards. It also packs  9,517 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle and 3,710 ft-lbs of punch at 1,000 yards.

Barrett Model 82A1 Features

Optics Rail

barrett model 82a1 optic rail

The receiver is constructed of Black parkerized steel. It has an integral M1913 optics rail with 27 MOA elevation. The rail is 18 inches long.

Detachable 10 Round Magazine

barrett model 82a1 non-detachable magazine

The magazine will hold 10 rounds and is fixed to the rifle. The non-detachable magazine makes it California Compliant.

Chrome Chamber

barrett model 82a1 chrome chamber

The chrome chamber will prevent corrosion and makes for easier cleaning. It will also digest the ammunition better.

Barrett Model 82A1 Specifications

  • Model: 82A1
  • Caliber: .416 Barrett
  • Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Barrel Length: 29 inches
  • Capacity: 10 Rounds
  • Magazine: Non-Detachable
  • Sight: Flip-Up Iron Sight
  • Weight: 32.5 Pounds
  • Overall Length: 57 inches
  • MSRP: $9119

Barrett Model 82A1 Conclusion

The Barrett Model 82A1 is the answer to the .50 Caliber ban.  The Model 82A1 is chambered in the devastating  .416 Barrett.  This rifle provides accurate firepower at long distances. Whether you are a sniper or serious long-range shooter, you will want this rifle. The MSRP is $9119 but you can get one for a lot less. Purchase one today at Long Beach Guns.