New Lightweight Hunting Rifles From Barrett

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posted on May 21, 2016
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You may know Barrett best for its long-range rifles in .50 BMG and .338 Lapua Mag., but the company has announced a line of substantially smaller bolt guns for hunters at the 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The new Barrett Fieldcraft rifles are built on slim, scaled actions and have synthetic stocks made of Kevlar and carbon fiber to keep weight at 5 pounds (short action) or 6 pounds (long action). 

“Even though we are known for making the world’s finest military-grade rifles, we love to hunt,” says Barrett President Chris Barrett. “Fieldcraft is the latest representation of our philosophy to build the highest performance rifles for every application.”

The stainless steel actions feature two-lug bolts, blind magazines and two-position safeties. A Timney trigger is standard in each Fieldcraft rifle. The action is mated to a light-contour, stainless steel barrel, and the works is full-length hand-bedded in the stock.

Barrett says the Fieldcraft line will be available in late July with a suggested retail price of $1,799. Short-action chamberings include .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Rem. and .308 Win., all with a 21-inch barrel. Long-action versions with a 24-inch barrel include .25-06 Rem., 6.5x55mm, .270 Win. and .30-06 Sprg.

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