During SHOT 2020’s industry range day Barrett unveiled the new MRAD Single Mission Rifle (SMR). The MRAD SMR features both a fixed stock and fixed barrel. As opposed to the interchangeable barrels and folding stock normally found on the MRAD. As a result of this, the SMR weighs 2.5 pounds lighter.
The New Barrett MRAD SMRFrom a distance, the SMR is hard to tell apart from the existing MRAD. Upon closer inspection, features like the monolithic single-piece stock and changes to the aluminum rail start to stand out. Barrett indicated the overall design was changed in order to accommodate the SMR’s fixed barrel. Unlike the front indexing barrel commonly found on other MRADs, the SMR’s barrel is inserted into the rear of the receiver during manufacturing. During range day I was able to shoot the SMR in 300 PRC out to 1,100yds with incredible accuracy. Barrett indicated the SMR would be launched in 300 PRC, with more calibers coming soon after. The MSRP on the MRAD SMR will be $4,995 and Barrett has indicated it’s coming soon.
- Operation: Bolt Action Repeater
- Calibers: 338 Lapua Mag 26″, 338 Norma Mag 26″, 300 Win Mag 26″, 300 Norma Mag”, 300 PRC 26″, 308 Win 17″ and 24″, 6.5 Creedmoor 24″
- Overall Length: 40.4″ – 49.4″
- Rail Length: 21.75″ with 10 MIL Riser
- Weight: 11.7 lbs – 13.4 lbs
- Magazine Capacity: 10 Rounds
Barrett MRAD Mark 22
Alongside the SMR was the recently awarded SOCOM MRAD Mark 22. During range day the Mark 22 was chambered in 300 Norma Mag and was showcased alongside the entire deployment package.
Currently available exclusively at Eurooptic, the Mark 22 deployment package include the following:
- Pelican 1770 Protector Hard Case (58″x18″x10″)
- Armageddon Gear Soft Case
- Bore Guides for 7.62 and .300/.338. Stock Spacer Kit with 4 Spacers and Hardware
- Cleaning Kit with Rod
- Tool Kit with Torque Wrench, Bits, and Operator Spare Parts Kit
- (5x) 10 Round Magazines for 7.62x51mm NATO, .300NM, and .338NM
- Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling
- Harris Bipod
- Armageddon Suppressor Cover
Barrett indicated the only difference between the military and civilian models would be the serial number prefix. In all other respects, the two rifles are identical.
Big thank you to Barrett staff for answering my questions in detail over multiple days.