The Barrett M95 is a bolt-action sniper rifle chambered in .50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm), and manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company.
The M95 is an improved version of the earlier Barrett M90. It is a bolt-action sniper rifle in a bullpup design. The major difference between the M95 and the M90 is that the pistol grip and trigger have been moved forward 1 inch (25 mm) for better magazine clearance. Also, the bolt handle has been redesigned and bent down and to the rear, the barrel chamber has been plated in chrome, and there are also some minor changes to the trigger and firing pin.
In 1999, the M95 won a military competition to become the new XM107. A small number were purchased by the U.S. Army for further testing, but ultimately, the M82 was chosen. The Barrett website also announces that M95 rifle is used for military and law enforcement applications in at least 15 other countries.
|Mass||23.5 pounds (10.7 kg) empty, without scope|
|Length||45 inches (114.3 cm)|
|Barrel length||29 inch (73.7 cm)|
|Cartridge||.50 BMG (12.7×99mm)|
|Muzzle velocity||854 m/s (with M33 ball ammunition)|
|Effective firing range||1,800 metres (2,000 yd)|
|Maximum firing range||6,800 metres (7,400 yd)|
|Feed system||5-round detachable box magazine|