The U.S. Army and Marine Corps will soon have a new tool in the sniper’s toolbox courtesy of Barrett. USSOCOM blazed the way when last year they awarded the company a contract for Barrett’s ASR. The multi- caliber capabilities of the new system provides the performance and flexibility that SOCOM operators need in the field. USSOCOM is adding the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering to the ASR.
Murfreesboro, TN: U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday, March 11th, 2019, that Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. has been awarded the contract for ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) in support of the U.S . Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with its MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Rifle. USSOCOM announced in 2016 they were in search of a modular, multi-caliber bolt action sniper rifle capable of converting between 7.62x51mm, .300 Norma Magnum (NM) and .338 Norma Magnum (NM) through a “full and open competition.” The Barrett MRAD is designed with precision and modularity in mind and will serve the U.S . special operations teams in their efforts. “I remember Chris telling me that ‘this is what all precision rifles will look like one day!’ and he was right . However, aesthetics is not all that makes this rifle; as his development persisted, he was able to achieve more than I ever thought possible. I genuinely believe this is the most accurate rifle in the world.” Ronnie Barrett, Founder and CEO. There has never been a time in US History that both a father and son have each fielded a military-designated rifle system until now: Ronnie with the M107 and Chris with the MRAD. “This feels like the highest honor I could ever achieve professionally to have a rifle adopted by the US Military, and especially USSOCOM,” Chris Barrett, President .