Tell Barrett what caliber MRAD® you want to see next.

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  1. BarrettFirearms

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    The Barrett MRAD® rifle system allows for user-level barrel changes.
    Tell us what barrel caliber kits you want next.
    http://blog.barrett.net/mrad-caliber-poll/
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    Welcome to THR, Barrett! :D

    Voted .260 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, and 300WSM. I see .30-06 is popular, but I doubt it can match the long-range capabilities of some of the other cartridges. For a rifle that looks intended for long-range use, that might be a problem.
     
  3. C'Thulhu

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    6.5s all the way.
     
  4. 68wj

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    Howdy Barrett! Keep up the good 6.8 SPC work.

    For the MRAD, one of the 6.5s sounds good, but with that new 300 Norma machine gun out it may be a better option.
     
  5. B!ngo

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    I voted, but as an aside, it's hard to read your price list and determine pricing of the MRAD with a .308 barrel/bcg.
     
  6. Robert

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    I voted for 260. 06 seems to have a high demand though I am not sure why. Don't get me wrong, the 06 is a great round but I am not sure it would make a much sense in a rifle like this.
     
  7. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I've always wanted to get some Barretts. Only thing is, they're waaaaaay out of any of my price ranges.
     
  8. Welding Rod

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    For a rifle that starts at about 14 pounds stripped, and is designed in size for the 338 LM, I would think that the demand for other-than 338 LM would be primarly for cartridges not too far from the same class.

    I will always appreciate this from Barrett's price list:

    "The California Legislature has banned the .50 BMG from its good citizens, violating their rights and the constitution of our republic.
    Therefore, Barrett will not sell to or service any California government agencies."


    That reflects honor, character, and leadership.
     
  9. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    Welcome Barrett, thank you for making some of the coolest weapons on the planet. 30-06 all the way.....
     
  10. mr.trooper

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    I fully realize that "rare" and "unique" cartridges are major draws for high end platforms like this. Part of the allure is paying to play...

    But from a practicality stand point, 7mm Rem Mag is one of the more common and available centerfire rifle cartridges in North America. It is second in it's class only to 30-06 in popularity. It also has a history of use in long range competitions.
     
  11. Inebriated

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    There was no .22LR option!
     
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    You've covered all of the practical applications with the .308 Win, .300 WM and .338 LM so I voted for the paper punchers i.e. .260 Rem and 6.5 Creedmoor.
     
  13. pdd614

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    I voted 06, creedmoor, and 7mm rm. All I ask is please use an appropriate chamber in the 06. PTG's 06 Serengeti chamber comes to mind.

    But as usual, all I really want is a left bolt option.
     
  14. dirtyjim

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    someone forgot to put 376 steyr, 375 h&h & 300 h&h on the list
     
  15. BarrettFirearms

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    Thanks for your feedback so far. It is truly valued. Keep in mind the options aren't limited to that list - we will certainly continue to explore all possibilities.
     
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    6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem., 7mm WSM (I prefer 7mm SAUM).
     
  17. SpeedAKL

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    7mm RM and .260 are musts. 7RM gives you near-300WM performance with less recoil, .260 is very popular among long-range shooters and reloaders. I'd also consider the 7mm WSM and .338 Norma from a marketing perspective, as those cartidges are popular in rifles of that class.
     
  18. sonick808

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    300wsm, 30-06, 7mm mag. Where's the 35 whelen ?

    I had no idea Barrett was holding California's agencies to the same standard as their citizens.

    That may very well sway my next purchase, that HAS to be supported
     
  19. Gunnerboy

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    why not a 6.5x284 ? thats one heck of a 1000yd match caliber
     
  20. IMtheNRA

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    How about .223?
     
  21. JSNAPS

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    I chose one of mine to be 30-06. Costs much less to shoot then other cartridges, for practice.
     
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