The MRAD (multi-role adaptive design) is a refinement of Barrett's 98B rifle. It was designed specifically to compete for SOCOM's Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program for a long range rifle.
The MRAD is a bolt action rifle and has a monolithic upper receiver of aluminum alloy (7000 series) with a full length picatinny rails on top (21.75 in.) and side and bottom attachment points for user-configurable rails. It has a folding stock with adjustable length of pull and cheek piece. The trigger assembly is built in a module and can be removed and replaced without tools. The bolt-action is self-lubricating and designed to keep the action clean. The safety/selector can be configure for left or right hand use. It has a standard 10 round double stacked, detachable magazine and ambidextrous magazine release.
The MRAD is chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum, with a suppressor-capable match-grade stainless steel barrel which can be removed in the field quickly with a simple tool and configured to other calibers such as the .300 Win. Mag. or 7.62x51mm. It is designed to shoot at least 1.0 MOA (minute of angle) at 1,500 meters which is a requirement for the PSR. The MRAD, with the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is able to shoot very, very far. Kyle Lynch, who has been intimately involved with the development of this rifle, has shot it at 2,340 yds (approx 2,140 meters) with factory ammo, that's an incredible 1.33 miles! A quantum leap compared to the current military sniper cartridge, the 7.62x51mm, which can be effective at 1,000 yards.
Another critical specification requirement of the PSR is that the weight shall not exceed 18 lbs. It's a tall order considering the caliber, but the MRAD weights in at 14 lbs. 8 oz., which is a pound lighter than the nearest competitor according to Kyle Lynch. All in all, the MRAD is a very impressive long range rifle system and I think it stands a very good chance of taking the prize as SOCOM's new PSR.
At your command.
Ready to follow your every move, the MRAD adapts to a variety of user needs without sacrificing performance. With unrelenting precision and unfailing accuracy, this bolt action newcomer has already defined a whole new class of long-range rifles.
The MRAD rifle’s user-changeable barrel system is just one example of this hardworking gun’s modularity. The precision-grade barrel can be removed by simply unscrewing two bolts using a standard Torx wrench. Besides reducing maintenance and logistical burdens, this unique design paves the way for future caliber interchangeability and serviceability.
The MRAD also boasts Barrett’s new easily accessed trigger module. This match-grade trigger is drop-fire-proof and combat-ready. The thumb-operated safety can be configured for left or right hand operation. The ambidextrous magazine release can be used intuitively while retaining a firing grip and cheek weld.
Integrated into the MRAD rifle’s 7000 series aluminum upper receiver is an M1913 rail with 30 MOA taper and 21.75 inches of rail space. The configurable side and bottom rails can also hold a number of accessories.
The MRAD rifle’s stock is foldable for enhanced portability yet locks in as solid as a fixed-stock rifle, creating a rigid platform for consistent firing. When folded, the stock latches around the bolt handle for added security during transport. Because the stock folds to the bolt handle side of the action, the rifle is the same width overall, folded or extended.
Made of a temperature-resistant polymer, the adjustable cheek piece also offers a consistent rifle-to-user contact point. The rifle’s length of pull can be set to five different positions with the push of a single button.
From its quick-detach sling mounts to the Barrett Multi-Role Brown color of the rifle that blends into any environment—every detail of the MRAD has been carefully designed to create one thing: a high-performance rifle you can truly make your own.
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Bolt guide acts as a dust cover to reduce contaminants
Accepts standard M4/M16 pistol grips
Ambidextrous magazine release
Front-loading barrel design for caliber interchangeability
Single button for length of pull adjustment
Combat-proof trigger module removable without tools
Folding stock provides compact mobility
- Model: MRAD
- Caliber: .338 Lapua Magnum
- Operation: Bolt Action Repeater
- Rifle Weight: 14.8 lbs (6.713 kg)
- Folded Length: 39.9” (101.35 cm)
- Barrel Length: 24.5” (62.23 cm)
- Rifling Twist: 1 turn in 10” (25.4 cm)
- 12604*MRAD .338 Lapua Magnum Rifle System: 24.5” fluted barrel, Multi-Role Brown finish (mid-year 2011), folding stock, adjustable cheek piece and buttplate, two polymer 10-round magazines, two sling loops, three adjustable accessory rails, Pelican™ case and owner’s manual.