POTD: M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle

    It’s all too seldom we get high-quality reference style photographs of military firearms.

    They are usually pictured where they usually belong; in the field, painted, partially hidden or out of focus.

    Today’s pictures are different and provide a great look at the M107. It looks like a brand new firearm, with just minor scratches.


    The M107 semi-automatic long range sniper rifle is capable of delivering precise, rapid fire on targets out to 2,000 meters. The M107 has greater range and lethality against personnel and materiel targets than other sniper systems in the U.S. inventory.

    The rifle is a commercial weapon that incorporates a dual chamber detachable muzzle brake, dual barrel springs and long mainspring design to reduce the weapon’s recoil.


    It uses a variable power day sight and a 10-round detachable box magazine. The M107 weighs 35 pounds fully loaded and includes folding front and rear sights, a fluted match-grade barrel, detachable carrying handle, rubber recoil pad, rear grips and a Picatinny rail.

    I think the scope is a Leupold 4.5×14 Vary X, with Mil-Dot reticle.

    That is a massive muzzle brake to reduce the recoil of the .50 BMG.

    For more information check Wikipedia on the Barret M82.

    All Photos by Thomas Alvarez, from the Idaho Army National Guard.