The Innovation From Barrett M82 to Barrett M107

Barrett M82 was adopted as the Special Application Scoped
Rifle with the version having the .50 BMG caliber ammunition. It became a
major militray success during the combats of 1990s. The most important
features of M82 rifle were effective ammunition, long-range targets
reaching upto 1,800 meters and targets remained the radar cabins and
army aircrafts, target of humans was rare. In competitive shooting too,
Barrett 82 got an extra edge.

Making of Barrett M107 after M82

M107 uses a
Mark 4 scope and is shoulder fired automatic gun. Bolt action is the
main mechanism that works making it an extraordinary sniper rifle,
advance than the Barrett 82. The manageable recoil made this an
exceptional model. The recoil springs inside with every shot fired with
force. This version of Berrett has a rear grip and long accessory rail.
The barrel assembly in this model was a more detailed innovation than in
M82 model. The barrel could absorb the force at which the shot was fire
and the receiver sprang inside the weapon (recoil). The improved muzzle
brake assists in the recoil mechanism of the gun. Monopod socket is
another added feature seen in Barrett M107.

The striking or
firing mechanism was also made simpler in M107 than it was in Barrett
82. The bolt locked itself with the barrel in its every stroke and the
cartridge returned to feed itself with ammunition rom the magazine, but
in Barrett M107 versions, the barrel was made stronger to receive
extreme force on firing and the recoil was sharp.

How Barrett M82 is different from Barrett M107 ?

Barrett
M82 is a semi-automatic sniper rifle with recoil mechanism. It is one
of the best models manufactured by the Barrett Firearms company with two
later variants M82A1 and M82A2. It has a caliber of .50. It does not
have a strong recoil mechanism like its successor M107. The recoil in
this model is just around 1 inches, hence of short distance. The target
range for M82 is 1,800 meters. Used in competitive shooting purpose.

While,
the Barrett M107 model or XM107 is a later version and is a bolt-action
gun. It is a long-range rifle that also has the .50 BMG caliber and is
semi-automatic in nature. Like M82, this was not an army rifle alone.
The use of M107Q and also M107 A1 were wide in naval and aircraft
forces. Though Barrett M82 was called the “Light Fifty”, the later
versions of M701 measured even 5 pounds lighter making it a secret model
to be easily carried by snipers during military warfare. The minimum
target range for M82 is 1,829 meters while the maximum distance it can
reach is 6,812 meters. Is not used for competitive shooting.

With
its potential for long distance firing, strong barrel, recoil and
faster action even on human targets, Barrett M107 became one of the best
inventions of US military.

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