Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin United States
Manufacturer Barrett Firearms Company
Unit cost $3800-$4000
Weight 25 lb (11.36 kg)
Length 50.4 in (1280 mm)
Barrel length 32 inches (813 mm)
Cartridge .50 BMG (12.7 × 99 mm),
The Barrett Model 99 "Big Shot" is a single-shot sniper rifle first introduced in 1999 by the Barrett Firearms Company (USA). The company is better known worldwide for its earlier .50 caliber rifles, the semi-automatic M82A1 and bolt-action M95. Like the M95, the rifle uses a bullpup configuration meaning the ammunition is loaded behind the pistol grip. However, it is not fed from a magazine. It is instead a single-shot rifle, meaning that one round is loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt.
The rifle comes in several variations. The .416 Barrett is, in theory, more accurate than the .50 BMG because the round is of a higher velocity and lower caliber (making it more aerodynamic). However, the drag-to-weight ratios of the respective bullets give the .50 BMG an advantage at ultra-long ranges. The .416 Barrett model is available with a 32" barrel. The .50 BMG model is available in 25", 29" and 32". MSRP ranges from $3,800 to $4000.