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M82/M107 .50 caliber Barrett sniper rifle

Writing by Cristian on Tuesday, 28 of August , 2007 at 4:54 pm

The M82 and the most recent evolution the M107 are both versions of the same weapon: the .50 caliber Barrett sniper rifle. It’s the most representative sniper rifle, because of its incredible rage (1.5 kilometers) and currently holds the record at 2.5 kilometers. There is no significant difference between the M107 designation ant the last upgrade of the M82: M82A1M.

So why is it so popular? Well probably because there isn’t any armor available yet that can withstand it, and it can actually penetrate vehicle armor! In the ’90s the US military ordered a 125 such weapons to be used in Kuwait and the Iraq war. After seeing it was a definitive success, they wanted some modifications to it, so the most recent model M82A1M was created, which features some changes like the scope railing being adapted to other types of scopes, less recoil, and the cartridge holder being placed behind the trigger.

All these modifications allowed the M82 to be shot from the shoulder. Have a look at the slideshow photo gallery and at the two cool videos I included in this post, to get the feel of the M107 .50 cal sniper rifle!


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Here is a segment from one of my favorite shows “Future Weapons” dedicated to the M107 sniper rifle:

And here’s an example of the recoil you can expect when firing it! Amazing!

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31 Comments

Comment by zack

Made Friday, 9 of November , 2007 at 7:40 pm

the M82 .50 calliber sniper rifle is actually used in call of duty 4 …i looked it up and it was ligit …i thought that was pretty cool that they use official guns and not made up shit

Comment by COD4 ADDICT

Made Thursday, 14 of February , 2008 at 4:52 pm

yeh thats the only reason i looked it up … i amazing with this in cod4 haha … best sniper int he game … it sounds amzing when u fire it too

Comment by moran patricio

Made Tuesday, 22 of April , 2008 at 1:38 am

Muy bueno todos los articulos y las imaguenes como su contenido da gusto entrar en esta pag. espero que sigan haci y les deceo mucha suerte un amigo desde argentina y en la provinvia de cordoba capital.. tiro con un 308 bull barrel caño de 25.50” y con paredes de 28 mm. acsion mauser 1909 ..

Comment by Mike

Made Tuesday, 1 of July , 2008 at 11:47 pm

Yeah, I fired a Barrett 50 Caliber ultra light today, for the first time, and It was an experience like no other, after the first shot, I was stunned for a couple seconds, the sounds is something i can deal with, but I’m surprised that the percussion I got from it didn’t kill me.

Comment by billy hurley

Made Saturday, 12 of July , 2008 at 11:25 pm

yes i shot a 50 2day and i was scared of the bullet size i thought it was going to kick like a mule but i didnt even feel it i love it

Comment by Bob

Made Wednesday, 6 of August , 2008 at 10:33 pm

cod4 amazing especially the barrett .50 cal i got to level 49 just yesterday ! level like no tomorrow

Comment by Alistair

Made Saturday, 6 of September , 2008 at 9:13 pm

but does it jam ??? can be quite useless if it does

Comment by chedas

Made Saturday, 13 of September , 2008 at 4:23 pm

i got the barret .50 cal yesterday @ cod 4 and it’s amazing with the stopping power perk i get 1 shot kills while hitting in the stomach area…

2 bad i have to leave my r700 with red tiger ^^

the bullet size iRL is crazy i laughed when i saw the video above ^^

Comment by Tyler

Made Thursday, 9 of October , 2008 at 5:42 pm

you guy r so dumb cause it is just a game and not the real world. you have to think in real life terms here that gun there is a bad ass gun no matter what anybody says

Comment by dom

Made Tuesday, 21 of October , 2008 at 9:23 pm

yall are so gay. I have to do a stupide report thts why i am on this gay site. and all of tthis call of duty stuff. It’s a game play it and shut up.

Comment by Chris van Schalkwyk

Made Monday, 10 of November , 2008 at 7:36 pm

Goodday,

what an amazing Rifle.

Can one purchase one of these babies??

Comment by Chris van Schalkwyk

Made Monday, 10 of November , 2008 at 7:49 pm

Can you purchase one of these babies?

Comment by Gregori

Made Friday, 14 of November , 2008 at 5:06 pm

You want to get one. Ok. How many? Price negotiable.

Comment by Pablo

Made Wednesday, 7 of January , 2009 at 9:22 am

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Comment by No shit

Made Wednesday, 4 of February , 2009 at 5:33 pm

LOL? I just go to a military camp in my country, they have this sniper rifle that can shoot up to 6 KM. I can’t belive it myself but I don’t have the chance to try it but atleast. I got to handle it and try. It without ammo LOL

Comment by qman

Made Thursday, 19 of February , 2009 at 8:14 am

thers needs to be way more things for wepons heres barley two wepons i mean this is a good .50cal but there nothing but crap for wepons in this catagory probabley because people worry to much about gay russian and european wepons when america makes WAY better wepons!

Comment by jimo

Made Friday, 30 of October , 2009 at 3:38 am

This is a very proud/effective weapon.

Comment by Stunts3000

Made Thursday, 18 of February , 2010 at 7:36 pm

OKie nice comments nice videos nice information about barrett 50 :) i really like it gona buy one just to keep it like that :)

Comment by Stunts3000

Made Thursday, 18 of February , 2010 at 7:38 pm

forgot for PS3 users add me Stunts3000 is my name there all who plays call of duty modern warfare 2 :D

Comment by gunsmithmeister

Made Thursday, 15 of April , 2010 at 9:25 am

well>@alistair> for some defect it will but. the .50cal wont jam especially its a semi-auto. .50cal semi-auto and bolt action do not jam at all, even when the rifle s soaked n water…

Comment by naseem

Made Saturday, 1 of May , 2010 at 11:59 am

how can i buy a barrett M107A1 rifle? Please give the detail information about the importing this gun.

Comment by Ian

Made Monday, 7 of June , 2010 at 7:47 am

yeah i kno lot about this gun cause i am gonna get it when i get 15 grand….im gonna get the M107 varient of it cause it has more features and is practicly the same thing as the M82 and well i wont have to worry bout ppl pissin me off when i have that thing in my house…it weighs 30 pounds and well u cant blind fire it or itll probly blow ur sohulder out of socket and it has max distance of 1.5 miles the bullet rips limbs off(obviously) and since the .50 cal bullet has so much energy behind it if it comes within 6 inches of someone they are ded

Comment by Frank

Made Monday, 21 of June , 2010 at 6:32 am

No wonder the ATF want’s to eliminate these rifles in the hands of law abiding citizens. They look at posts like this infantile babble shown here…

If you don’t know what you are talking about, keep your mouth shut ! Excuse me idiot, your stupid is showing !

Comment by Fernando de la cruz

Made Tuesday, 28 of December , 2010 at 2:58 am

MIRA “FRANK”
SI YO QUIERO UNO DE ESOS ES PARA DEFENDER MI CASA
PORKE AKI EN MONTERREY, MEXICO ESTÀ MUY DURO EL PODER
SOBREVIVIR DIA A DIA PORKE LOS NARCOS SE HAN APODERADO DE
NUESTRAS CALLES Y YO CREO KE LA UNICA FORMA DE ACABAR CON
TODO ESTO ES CON MAS VIOLENCIA DE LA K TRAEN ELLOS

(VIOLENCIA:BARRET M829)

KE ME PERDONE DIOS Y EL GOBIERNO SI ALGUNO D ESTOS DIAS
LLEGO A CONSEGUIR UN M82
Y SI LO KONSIGO LOS PRIMEROS SERÀN LOS NARCOS

SIN ESCEPCIÒN ALGUNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PORKE ANTES KE NADA ESTÀ MI SALUD Y MI FAMILIA

Comment by BAM

Made Friday, 25 of February , 2011 at 3:10 am

What the hell is COD4? This is a legit weapon..not some kindergarten game.

Comment by Law Abiding Citizen

Made Wednesday, 2 of March , 2011 at 5:35 pm

WOW! talk about COD4 I have played both M.W1 & M.W.2 its way not real life fighting our USA troups take in each day. I would like to shoot this sweet gun. I have been doing ALOT of reaserch on eaverything I can know about the Barrett .50 cal-semi auto sniper rifle. I have seen many prone positionas on firing & in not one of those vidio’s did the shooter rip his shoulder off, due to VERY LITTLE recoil action

Comment by sirjames

Made Thursday, 3 of March , 2011 at 1:39 am

tht shit is alsome

Comment by Katelyn Bogardus

Made Sunday, 19 of February , 2012 at 11:51 pm

Interesting justification. I really like to read it Marcy

Comment by Elora

Made Friday, 18 of May , 2012 at 11:27 am

Amazing video. Just love it. 50 Cal

Comment by sumanta ghorai

Made Thursday, 13 of December , 2012 at 8:43 am

It ,s sublime

Comment by Graham Wilkins

Made Thursday, 31 of January , 2013 at 6:24 pm

Obviously a rifle that fires 0.50 BMG is going to have a fairly fierce recoil, but it doesn’t look as bad as I’d have expected.
I’d love a chance to fire one. I guess the price of the ammo is going to be fairly frightening, like £5 – £10 a shot

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