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Barrett XM500
Barrett XM500.jpg
Type Anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designed 2006
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
Weight 26 lb (12 kg)
Length 46 in (120 cm)

Cartridge .50 BMG
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed system 10-round detachable box magazine

The Barrett XM500 is a gas-operated, semi-automatic sniper rifle/anti-materiel rifle currently in development by the Barrett Firearms Company. It is fed by a 10-round detachable box magazine situated behind the trigger in bullpup configuration.

It is based on the Barrett M82/M107 .50-caliber sniper rifle. It is intended to be a lighter, more compact alternative to the M82. Since the XM500 has a stationary barrel (instead of the recoiling-barrel design of the M82), it will likely have somewhat better accuracy.[1] As with its predecessor, it comes with a removable, adjustable bipod mounted under the barrel, and a top-mounted Picatinny rail for attachment of a scope and/or other accessory.[1]

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