The Barrett MRAD is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. Barrett is known for long-range precision rifles and the MRAD was the company’s new gun introduced in 2011, but was also spotlighted during the 2012 SHOT Show.

The MRAD is multi-caliber, modular rifle–an idea that is growing in popularity. Having a modular design means it is easy to disassemble and maintain. The barrel can be changed with limited tools and ability. To replace it, all the user has to do is unscrew two bolts.

The Barrett MRAD has an aluminum receiver, a 24.5-inch fluted barrel, which puts the overall length to 46.9 inches, and weighs 14.8 pounds. Features include a ten-round magazine, a manually-operated reversible thumb lever, and an ambidextrous magazine release.

The rifle is naturally long, so Barrett designed the stock so that it can fold, which makes for easy storage and transportation. When collapsed, the stock latches around the bolt handle, so the rifle doesn’t change in width. The stock has other features as well. The polymer cheek rest is adjustable for personal preference. And the length of pull has five different settings.

Running along the barrel are four Picatinny rails for easy mounting of optics and accessories. The rails on the sides and on the bottom are mere inches long, but the rail along the top is 21.75-inches long.

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