POTD: Barrett "Special Applications Scoped Rifle"

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – We’re looking at the Barrett M82 (M107A1) tearing up every particle on the ground, and sending empty brass forward as this massive sniper rifle reloads. The pictures are from the official Twitter site for the 2d Cavalry Regiment.

Shooting .50 BMG means there’s dust everywhere. There’s a reason the spotter is at a distance.

The M82 is made by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company, and is used as a “Special Applications Scoped Rifle”. I think the riflescope on this one is made by US Optics. Note the long Picatinny rail.

Many of our Dragoons have learned a great deal during their time in Georgia! Check out the Saber team as they conduct their sniper range training!

Here is the original Tweet from the 2d Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck, Germany. You can find their homepage here.

The 2d Cavalry Regiment provides the 7th Army Training Command with a lethal and agile force capable of rapid deployment throughout the European theater in order to Assure allies, Deter adversaries, and when ordered, Defend the NATO alliance.

All pictures by Sgt. LaShic Patterson.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • William William on Oct 02, 2020

    Looks more like a Leupold scope mounted on that light .50..turret caps and magnification ring give it away.

  • Max Mller Max Mller on Oct 02, 2020

    Nice rifle.
    However, the notorious ACB might become my favorite Barrett...