Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Accuracy International AS50, Accuracy International AW50, Accuracy International AW50F, AMR-2, Armalite AR-50, Barrett M82, Barrett M90, Barrett M95, Barrett M99, Barrett XM500, DSR-50, DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1, EDM Arms Windrunner, EXACTO, Ferret 50, Gepard anti-materiel rifle, Hagelberg FH 50, Harris Gun Works M-96, Istiglal Anti-Material Rifle, Jaguar AMR, KSVK 12.7, MACS M3, McMillan Tac-50, OM 50 Nemesis, OSV-96, Otto Repa SOC, PGM Hécate II, Pindad SPR, Robar RC-50, Steyr HS .50, Truvelo Sniper Rifles, VB Berapi LP05, VKS sniper rifle, WKW Wilk, Zastava M93 Black Arrow. Excerpt: The M82 is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. A heavy SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle), it is used by many units and armies around the world. It is also called the "Light Fifty" for its .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) chambering. The weapon is found in two variants, the original M82A1 (and A3) and the bullpup M82A2. The M82A2 is no longer manufactured, though the XM500 can be seen as its successor. The original Barrett M82. Note the different design of the muzzle brake and shoulder stock. M82A2 Rifle with a Leupold Mark 4 Scope M82A1 used by the 60th Ordnance Detachment during Operation Desert ShieldBarrett Firearms Manufacturing was founded by Ronnie Barrett for the sole purpose of building semi-automatic rifles chambered for the powerful 12.7×99mm NATO (.50 BMG) ammunition, originally developed for and used in M2 Browning machine guns. Barrett began his work in the early 1980s and the first working rifles were available in 1982, hence the designation M82. Barrett designed every single part of the weapon personally and then went on to market the weapon and mass produce it out of his own pocket. He continued to develop his rifle through the 1980s, and developed the improved M82A1 rifle by 1986. The first conventional military success was the sale of about 100 M82A1 rifles to the Swedish Army in 1989. Major success followed in 1990, when the United States armed forces purchased significant numbers of the M82A1 during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq. About 125 rifles were initially bought by the United States Marine Corps, and orders from the Army and Air Force soon followed. The M82A1 is known by the US military as the SASR—"Special Applications Scoped Rifle", and it was and still is used as an anti-materiel rifle and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) tool. The long effective range, over 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) (1.1 miles), along with high energy and avai
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