The MRAD rifle system allows for user-level barrel changes.
Tell us what barrel caliber kits you want to see next.
6.5×284 Norma has a following. My first choice was .300 Winchester Magnum because the military has gone to that round for it’s 1,000 yd. rifle and that means military contracts. I had 11 yrs military and I’ve had a lot of sniper rifles in my hands. This is the best one ever made. –Now about that price point… (Savage .338 LaPua, $1,500)
Good choices! .416 Barrett should be a shoo in !
My personal experience as a milatary and 40 years of shooting the .416 barrette is the most accurate and lethull of all times. model 99 that I have been shooting is totally amazing 10 rounds at 1000 yards 6 inch grouping, nothing I know that can even get close to that.
Try a Steyr, Elite7.62 : 8′ group 1011yd
I’m casting another vote for the .416 Barrett. Need more 416 rifles with detachable mags.
I want there to be a left handed mrad. Would love to buy this gun but its not practical for a left handed shooter to own a right side bolt action gun. Please make a left handed version.
Barrett is the best firearms company in the world
Any thoughts on 300 AAA/BLK sonic/subsonic
Any chance of making the MRAD NY complyant
How is it not? It’s a bolt action not a semi auto, no regs “yet” to ban bolt action rifles.
I very much appreciate being able to comment to Barret directly. I would add a cambering to the list; .280 Rem in a 1:8″ twist and a long enough barrel length to to take full advantage of the case capacity’s LR capabilities. I think 7mm projectiles have come a long way in recent time, and that the .280 has unrealized potential as a reach-out round.
Barrel heating may be an issue, and i strongly suggest taking a long, hard look at Lothar-Walther USA’s Ultra-Lightweight Barrel product for this and maybe all of your LR systems. It excels in the areas of rapid heat dissipation, zero retention, and weight saving. This alone could make life a lot simpler for a Service Marksman in hill country.
With genuine respect;
Has anyone ever asked for the MRAD in the 375 H&H Magnum?
6.5 Was my #1, I had a feeling 30-06 would be #1… my top 3…
1)6.5 2)7mm Rem Mag 3)30-06 Springfield
This is a great rifle system. The calibers I would like to see are .375 CheyTac, 6.5x47mm Lapua, and 300 BLK (7.62x35mm)/5.56. I look forward to seeing the future innovations in this product.
Do you have a release date yet on your 300 Win Mag barrel?
A 30-06 would be just another .30 cal. I feel the the 6.5 has a good B.C to work with and the 260 Rem is commercially avalible, the 264 win would be faster but harder to come by. The 6.5 has taken game from black tail to moose and bear. Just a thought if you wanted to keep it simple…Go for a 25×06, 6.5×06, heck the 30-06, and the 338-06 – Same case just different diameter barrel. In closing, I think a good fast 6.5, 338, and a 375 or 416 would be a good directionto go from hunting, military or L/E.
As stated already thank you for the chance to provide input for shuch a cutting edge company!
Mrad. .416 7.62 5.56.
i would like 6.5 Lapua, used them all and this one is very accurate.
why limit the all the 6.5/308 based, will use the same mags! time to make sense and cash while its still available.
Brilliant! Anything in the 6mm+ caliber would be wise. Especially with a breach conversion to limit to a short action and lighten the cocking action. Maybe call it a “competition” kit. What else would be nice is a butt pad replacement that could raise or lower the butt pad, possibly adjust canting angle.
How about a Left Hand action for the MRAD? That would be great!
If the left hand action is impossible or not profitable enough, I would also love to see a semi-auto version of the MRAD…
I concur with the wish for a left hand action. My choice of caliber: .416 Barrett necked up to .429.
I want a lefty Too
The Barrett .416 is an incredible round.
I would like to see a .416 mrad
Amen to that.
I would love to know when to expect the .300 Win Mag and .308 Win kits, before voting on the ‘next’ great caliber for the MRAD…
Yes, I agree with the comment that I’d really like to know when I can get a 300 Win Mag before extolling the intrinsic beauty of the 264 Win Mag!!!
.308 when, when, when, when ??????????????????????????????
6.5 lapua. I would have one if they were chambered in this round. I am still considering a 308 version.
I’d love to see the .270 WSM Thats a fine shooting combination
I concur, the 270 WSM would be my overall choice.
i would like a left handed one…. or some thing that barrett make in lefty.
I would like to see a .416 of some sort. Seeing how the .416 Barrett is based on the .50 BMG it might be too big to fit this rifle. Of course, there is the the parent of the .338 LM, the .416 Rigby, but the thin brass issue is what led to Lapua getting involved in the first place. A Wildcat .416-338 Lapua would be interesting. The stronger case web and the case shoulder could be tweaked for modern efficency. To keep a current SAAMI spec cartridge, consider the .416 Weatherby (same case with a belt) If the 450 grain bullet from the .416 Barrett can be pushed to 2700 fps in either case it could be rather effective.
If you make this rifle in 30-06 I will buy one.
I’d like to see a bolt action repeater based upon the 98B and or MRAD that is chambered in the 416 Barrett.
As for the survey, I choose the 300 WSM – but I’d rather see it in the 300 Win Mag
Any chance of getting a factory fixed stock like the 98B??? If so I know plenty of people who would buy an mrad in Australia….
I would be one of the first to get one. is there any way to fix the stock to get it now?
Aussie guns laws are stupid, if you agree don’t be afraid to sign the many petitions online to streamline the laws. Any international support would be welcome.
First I have to give another vote to the rifle in a left handed model for the approx. 15% of us that are southpaws. Second if it is possible to have it should something in the 40 range such as the 416 , that would be nice if it is practical.Third, keep up the good work.
The .416 is indeed a great round as many have stated, but in all honesty I would prefer to see a .408 chambered for the MRAD.
The MRAD needs to be chambered in .416 , they should see that obviously they have alot of people on just this thing alone wanting .416 but how many people do you think that are gun enthusiast and want the .416. There are many just in my friends alone, they need to Chamber it in .416 to profit off the people who would pay an arm and a leg for it.
Also as a few have asked I would also like a fixed stock, I know a few that would like the arrow brake, but the is not enough so yeah. what would be weird but interesting, a .416 beta mag.
I am not new to guns, but I am not as experienced as some of the others might be, I am wanting to in the future become a gunsmith myself, so I have been asking opinions on peoples about guns and there some odd things so just be open so you get those people.
Seriously though a .416 for us in California who cannot have .50BMG
7-08 would be a great caliber to use on the MRAD. Long barrel life and much better ballistics than 308.
If Barrett would supply barrels without chambers, this would allow many calibers to be produced and take some of the work load off of Barrett.
The problem with the 260 is short barrel life. These barrels are going to be fairly expensive. To shoot a lot, I would want a caliber that will provide 4,000 round barrel life.
I want one rifle that can apply to any thing I’d ever want to shoot. I hunt primarily white tail deer and black bear, so the .308win is fine, but would ultimately like to hunt in other areas of the world like Africa where a larger more potent caliber is required. While this list are all very nice cartridges, they’re all in and around the .30 caliber range. I’d love to see the new MRAD come in a .416 caliber. With the option to order it in whichever caliber you want it to start as, rather than like now it automatically being the .338 lapua to start with. the .416 Barrett round would take any thing you’d ever want to shoot at, making it a truly modular rifle. If it came in this option, it would be the last rifle i ever bought.
Just got my Barret MRAD, what dealer stocks the 308 win barrel and bolt for the MRAD?
Is there a price list floating around that shows the prices of these kits
.416 barrett. if it came in that, it would be the last rifle i ever would have to buy.
I believe the .338, the .300wm and the .308 are perfect. Why try to fix perfect?
Barret needs to make a fixed stock version option avialable to accomadate people around the world. i really like the 300 but the 416 would be the ultimate.
308. !!! Barrett & Co. You asked so here it is. Make the MRAD buyable with the barrel of the buyers choice. I know there are a number of configurations just in length already that come in 338. Time,production and the bottom line all come into play.I don’t know another manufacture out there that would listen to its customers like this.Ronnie, keep up the good work, you are the best at what you do !!!
Team Barrett, It has been almost a year since you’ve posted this thread. Have you come up with a release date for the conversions, other than “Sometime this year” which is starting to sound like a recorded message to deter customers from constantly asking a valid question. I, as I believe the majority of MRAD owners bought the rifle because of the conversion barrels, among other things. We are customer and in essence part of “Team Barrett” and we deserve the truth whether discouraging or not. If you can’t tell us when launch date is, what is the delay? Is it Military contract obligation? I can deal with that being I’d rather support the people that are protecting us rather than people that are waiting to enjoy the freedom these heroes provide. Whatever the case, not giving us an answer soon will hurt more than telling us the truth. With Respect, Chris Maroudas
i know this is off topic but i think there should be a rec7 type model in .308, made as ambidexterous as possible (perferably with the bolt release in an acr style). the MRAD’s already multi-caliber design seems to do the job well enough. this would be a great design with a 20″ threaded bull barrel or even fluted
Brian, Took the words right out my mouth.Time and production seem to come into the mix.
And let’s not forget profitabilty…..Ronnie doesn’t build anything unless there’s a certain
percentage of profit involved.What that would be i’m not sure of.Like any sharp business
person they crunch the numbers.But if they do,I would buy two for myself.
I would rather Barrett focus on getting actual barrels available in 308 and 300 win mag before we start dreaming about other calibers. I have had this gun for a year and love it, but can’t use one of its primary features of interchangeability as nothing is available beyond the barrel that came on the gun.
And for all of you asking for a fixed stock-your prayers have been answered! It’s called the 98B!
If i were to spend close to six grand on one of the top contending sniper/ target rifles, i would like the offering of the 6.5×47 lapua, 338 lapua is a great cartridge, but at 4+ dollars per round, i would think that nearly everyone would like a 6.5 chambering that offers rival ballistics to the larger 338, and significantly reduced cost,.. and punishment. Anyone agree??
It’s been 2+ years now and nothing. Even if they were to come out with a conversion, it will probably be priced in the stratosphere.
I’d like to see a .223 caliber conversion kit, for training and familiarity. After that, I echo the call for a cartridge with similar ballistics but lower cost and less recoil, perhaps the 6×47 Lapua. Finally, a .375 Cheytac would be the reach out and touch someone caliber.
I would like to see 5.56/223 for practice. I would also shoot 6.8 SPC which can be loaded hot with a short bullet to reach out to 1000+ with 6.5 Grendel-like ballistics. But I’m tooled up for it because I use it in my carbines.
Are .308 and 300 WinMag shipping? Or does the above imply that you’re already planning to build those in the future?
I am supremely disappointed that it is taking so long to get the conversions to market. When?
I am considering the MRAD, but until there are other calibers offered, I can’t justify buying the rifle not knowing if other calibers will be offered. I am leaning towards the DTI SRS since other barrels are currently available.
I’m wanting to add the 300 WM caliber along to the 338 LM currently offered in both rifles. If other calibers were offered at this time , I would buy the MRAD right now !
I would like to see the mrad in .416
I want to know the best way to bore sight the MRAD. I have a Tasco bore sighter but it is to low to line up with the scope to see the sighting pattern.
6.5 Creedmoor and .270
Getting a 308/300WM conversion kit on the market would be a great start…. I am actually disappointed to see that there is still no ETA on the original offerings on these two… False advertising is a piss poor way to sell a 5K+ rifle.
Barrett, if your worth your salt I would look to put these calibers on the market…
300 win mag
Ok, to stop some of the disappointment.. 50 bmg, and the modified 50 bmg..aka 416 Barrett is WAY too large, the mrad’s max magazine length, base diameter of the Barrel and finally the bolt face would never accommodate such large cartridges, and who would want to? think of a 17 lb 50! do you like your shoulder??? plus if you are NOT shooting hard targets requiring massive bullet penetration, why would you choose something like the “BIG 50″ a hit on target is usually all you need.
I agree with a 223 on the aspect of practice, but other than that a 14 lb 223… come on.. maybe competition shooters will like the added weight for bench work.
If i were to make a new commercial cartridge, it would be a 6.5-300WSM ACKLEY IMP. Ballistics would match or beat the 6.5-284 and the case is in better proportion
anyone think about chamering the 460 wby mag…? with a different twist rate.. it could do great.. also think about the 378wby mag
408 cheytac or 416 would be pretty sweet…
I would like a barrel in 300 win mag
I know several people have said this before, but I would love to have a left-handed version of this rifle. A lot of left handed shooters are left out in the cold on the higher end rifles, so would like to see Barrett go with this option, even if it were only for a limited run.
I would love to see a 6.5mmX.284 Norma, or maybe even the new .26 Nosler. Barrel life might suffer a bit if a shooter gets them too hot, but the ballistics in comparison to the .338 Lapua are pretty favorable but far less costly. Of course the 6.5mm Creedmoor would be great if a short action 6.5mm were to be preferable.
I would also get a kick out of a .220 Swift in one of these.
My main request? Left handed, please, at least in .308. .300 WM would be nice. Everyone above has articulated all the arguments, so I’ll just weigh in to help with the numbers.
A request for a caliber? I’m not sure if the .416 would be feasible on this platform, so how about 6.5×55 Swede? It would signal you were serious about the European market. And this could be handloaded into a very sweet machine with a 24″ barrel.
Maybe I’m weird, but I would love to see a 7mm or 30.06 variant, just because of the fact that ammunition for either one of those calibers is much more common, and therefore, from a marketing standpoint, Barrett would have a chance to reach out and gain a greater following. I would be a buyer of the 30.06 variant.
I would love to see this in .416.
.223 would be nice with the 17″ barrel. And a fixed stock to comply with the stupid Australian guns laws I have to be subjected to.
I would like to see a MRAD in .338 edge that would be awesome
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