I made a trip to the Long-Range exhibits at the range for an opportunity to fire the amazing Barrett MRAD (Multi-role Adaptive Design) MK22. This rifle is a multicaliber user configurable platform that has been adopted by USSOCOM, Army and Marine Corps. The modularity of this rifle is noteworthy and extremely well thought out. During my visit, I fired the .300 Norma Magnum. The folding stock tucks away neatly and is jumpable.
In 2019, the U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Barrett Manufacturing a $50,000,000 contract, ordering the Barrett MRAD chambered in .338 Norma Magnum for the Advanced Sniper Rifle project as the MK22 ASR. The issued rifle kit includes swappable barrels and bolts chambered in .308 Winchester, .300 Norma Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum. As part of their fiscal year 2021 budget requests, both the Army and Marine Corps included requests to adopt the MRAD as their primary sniper systems.
The Barrett MK22 is one of the best sniper platforms available and it was a real treat to send a few rounds downrange.