19 May Barrett® Introduces Fieldcraft Rifles
New Line of Lightweight Hunting Rifles
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. announced today the release of Fieldcraft, their new line of lightweight rifles designed to provide maximum accuracy in a package optimized for each specific caliber.
“Fieldcraft is the latest representation of our philosophy to build the highest performance rifles for every application,” says President Chris Barrett. “Even though we are known for making the world’s finest military grade rifles, we love to hunt. Recently we introduced the Barrett Sovereign shotgun line, and now we have created the ultimate hunting rifle.”
Each Fieldcraft is designed to be as light as possible for its specific caliber to allow the rifle to be carried further and longer in the field. It features a carbon fiber and Kevlar stock design with a high strength-to-weight ratio and stiff construction to properly support the action and barrel, while remaining comfortable to shoot even with heavy recoiling calibers.
The trigger is tuned to be crisp and light to maximize accuracy potential. Actions are scaled for each family of chamberings. The high-precision stainless steel barrels are machined to ideal contours and lengths for the specific application and caliber. Initial Fieldcraft rifles will be available in select popular calibers and include left-hand models. Expanded caliber offerings and configurations are being developed now.
The Fieldcraft rifle will make its debut at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville May 20 – 22 and the rifles are expected to go on sale in the fall of 2016.
Barrett is a family-owned and operated company and the world leader in large-caliber, long-distance, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries around the world.