10 Guns of the Special Forces #2
The M82 is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. A heavy SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle), it is used by many units and armies around the world. It is also called the "Light Fifty" for its .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) chambering. The weapon is found in two variants, the original M82A1 (and A3) and the bullpup M82A2. The M82A2 is no longer manufactured, though the XM500 can be seen as its successor.
|Action||Recoil-operated, rotating bolt|
|Muzzle velocity||853 m/s (2,799 ft/s)|
|Effective range||1,800 m (1,969 yd)|
|Feed system||10-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Fixed front, adjustable rear sight; MIL-STD-1913 rail provided for optics|