The new rifles shown by Barrett at the 2015 Shot Show have been lightened and slimmed for this year.
The REC7 piston carbine has new Gen II models, the DMR and Flyweight.
The DMR comes standard from Barrett with an 18 inch hammer forged barrel, Magpul MBUS Pro and the ACS stock.
But the real departure is the Flyweight, a reduced profile carbine that weighs in at 5.1 lbs. That’s the same weight as their 9″ PDW, but the Flyweight has a full 16″ barrel. Most of the removed weight comes from the slimmed down profile of the barrel, but reductions have also been made in the hand-guard and piston housing to make an ultra-light rifle.
Keeping with the lightweight theme: the new addition to the 98B family is the Barrett Fieldcraft. While threaded for a brake, this rifle only comes with a muzzle protector, and eschews the traditional full length flattop in favor of a short optics rail. However a segment of additional rail is available from Barrett, and comes pre-installed on the new Tactical model.
Both the Fieldcraft and the Tactical rifles have received a new keymod hand guard. By transitioning to a keymod mounting system Barrett was able to further reduce the overall material. Interestingly all the new 98 Bravo rifles have switched from the standard Magpul to a Fab Defense contoured grip.