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Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) Modular, Multi-Caliber Bolt-Action Sniper/Anti-Materiel Rifle “Leaked” Promo Video for SHOT Show 2010

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 5, 2010 DefenseReview gave its readers a heads-up, yesterday, on the “leaked” Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) promo video. So, while we’re on the subject of leaked Remington videos, we might as well show this one as well: The above Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) promotional video is just as “leaked” ... Read More »

Remington Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR) Competes for SOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) Contract

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo Credit(s): Remington Military June 23, 2009 DefenseReview has been following the SOCOM (USSOCOM) Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program since we came across a solicitation/sources sought notice and accompanying drafts for it awhile back. The PSR requirement is for a modular, multi-caliber bolt-action rifle that’s “caliber-specific to .338 Lapua Magnum (.338LM, also ... Read More »

JARD J50 Semi-Auto .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 12, 2008 A company out of Sheldon, Iowa called JARD, Inc. has introducted a new semi-auto .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the JARD J50. The J50 is a gas-operated direct-gas-impingement (DGI) rifle that utilizes a 9-lug rotating-bolt locking locking mechanism. The combination of the weapon’s DGI operation, 30" free-float ... Read More »

New Barrett M98B .338 Lapua Magnum Bolt-Action Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com September 28, 2008 Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., maker of the famous Model M82A1 (a.k.a. Barrett M82A1 a.k.a. Barrett Light-Fifty) semi-auto .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle, recently introduced a new .338 Lapua Magnum bolt-action anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the Barrett M98B or Barrett Model 98B. The M98B weighs 11.45 lbs (empty), has an ammo capacity ... Read More »

Barrett M468-A1 Tactical Carbine in 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s previous article on te 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge), a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC", was titled "6.8x43mm Round for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping." The 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) was developed with the help of the U.S. Army Special Forces community (specifically, the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group) to create a significantly superior ... Read More »

Barrett Introduces the 25mm Payload Rifle.

by David Crane [email protected] Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. has just come out with their 25mm "Payload Rifle". The new Payload Rifle is basically a modified Barrett M82A1 Light .50 antimateriel rifle. The new offering utilizes a replacement upper receiver with a shorter barrel (17.5 inches) mounted on a slightly modified M82A1 lower receiver. The 25x59Bmm round the Payload Rifle fires ... Read More »