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Encyclopedia > Barrett XM109

The Barrett XM109 is a 25 mm sniper rifle still under development by the Barrett Firearms Company. A rifle is a firearm that uses a spiral groove cut into the barrel to spin a projectile (usually a bullet), thus improving accuracy and range of the projectile. ... The Barrett Firearms Company was founded in 1980 by Ronnie Barrett. ...



The XM109, originally known as the Objective Sniper Weapon (OSW) or as Barrett's "Payload Rifle," is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle, designed primarily for engagement of light vehicles and similar material targets. The design is in many ways simply a scale up receiver for the M82/M107 series of .50 caliber (12.7 mm) rifles currently in service with the US Army and USMC. In fact, it has been designed with this in mind, and the upper receiver of those rifles can be replaced with an XM109 upper receiver to form a fully functional XM109 rifle. The 25 x 59 mm cartridge is used in the XM109 and the XM307 (product of the Objective Crew Served Weapon/OCSW program. The XM109 is in development most likely to provide commonality of ammunition for better logistics should the XM307 systems be fielded, more or less phasing out .50 Caliber BMG (Browning Machine Gun). As with the XM307, the XM109 can be reconfigured back to .50 BMG should the need, necessity, or export market require it to be done (The XM312 crew served weapon is more or less a .50 BMG version of the XM307 and has some 70%+ parts commonality with the parent system). The word calibre (British English) or caliber (American English) designates the interior diameter of a tube or the exterior diameter of a wire or rod. ...

The XM109 offers greater range and a shorter overall length than the previous M82/M107 systems, as well as potentially greater power in the 25 x 59 mm cartridge over even the Mk 211 .50 BMG cartridge (aka "Raufoss round"). Because of the recoil system employed by Barrett, carried over from the earlier semi-automatic systems, the recoil is predicted to not be substantially more than its .50 BMG predecessors.


  • Caliber: 25 x 59 mm
  • Operation: Short recoil operation, semi-automatic
  • Overall length: 46 inches (1168 mm)
  • Feed device: 5 round detachable box magazine
  • Weight: 33.2 lb (15 kg)
  • Muzzle velocity: 2600 ft/s (790 m/s)
  • Max effective range: 2500 m
  • Features: M1913 optical rail, BORS ballistic computer, monopod socket
  • Accessories: Dual-chamber detachable muzzle brake or suppressor system; detachable bipod and carry handle

The word calibre (British English) or caliber (American English) designates the interior diameter of a tube or the exterior diameter of a wire or rod. ... The 25 mm grenade is a caliber of explosive ammunition used in some modern grenade launchers. ...

See also

The Barrett M82A1 is a heavy sniper rifle currently used by many units and armies around the world, including the American Special Forces. ... The XM107 was originally intended to be a bolt-action sniper rifle, and in fact it was selected by the US Army in a competition between such weapons. ... There are a bewildering array of weapons, far more than would be useful in list form. ... Individual weapons by type and current level of use. ... Rocket launchers, grenade launchers, and machine guns FIM-92 Stinger FOTT Javelin M2 machine gun M242 Bushmaster Chain gun M19 (Mk19) Grenade launcher M37 M47 Dragon M60 machine gun M73 M85 M219 M220 TOW M240 M1919 OCSW Mortars M29 81 mm mortar M30 107 mm mortar M120 120 mm mortar...

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Woody2000.com: News (711 words)
Woody2000 on Sun 22 Jul 2007 - 00:12:23
Barrett Rifles v1.0" and includes a new and exclusive feature - BORS (Barrett Optical Ranging System), what means that IN GAME you can activate BORS and get extra accuracy and better (lower) stabilization time !
-9 barrett rifles to chose from -.50 and 25mm, bolt action, single shot, semi auto, including supressed versions
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