Barret Airsoft Sniper Replicas
A brief history of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is an American firearms and ammunition manufacturer based in the city of Christiana, Tennessee. It was founded in 1982 by Ronnie G. Barrett for the sole purpose of building semi-automatic rifles with powerful .50 caliber ammunition, originally developed and used in Browning M2 machine guns.
Barrett began his work in the early 1980s and the first rifles were available in 1982, hence the M82 designation. Barrett designed every part of the gun personally, then marketed the gun and mass produced it with his own funds. He continued to develop his rifle through the 1980s and developed an improvement to the rifle, called the M82A1 in 1986.
Barrett introduced the M82 in 1982, but did not make any significant sales until 1989. Those first big sales were in Sweden. Shortly thereafter, the M82 was purchased by the U.S. armed forces and deployed in the Gulf War. Today, the company has contracts with dozens of countries to supply sniper rifles. The success of the M82A1 led the company to develop several other .50 caliber rifle models, including the M95, M98B, M99 and M99-1. These are lighter, less expensive bolt action rifles.
Barrett Airsoft sniper rifles
There are mainly two replica Barrett airsoft rifles, namely the Barrett M82A1 and M98B and M99 sniper rifles. The only airsoft gun manufacturers that make Barrett replicas are Snow Wolf and Galaxy. Snow Wolf has produced airsoft replicas of the M82A1, M98B and M99, while Galaxy offers a replica of the Barrett M82. The M82A1, M98B and M99 airsoft replicas share one thing in common: they all have excellent craftsmanship. Barrett airsoft sniper rifle replicas are all very faithful copies of real steel rifles. They also have a very high accuracy and a range that is decent for an airsoft sniper rifle.
What are the different Barrett airsoft sniper rifles available on Phenix Airsoft?
On Phenix Airsoft, there are three replica Barrett airsoft sniper rifles, namely the Snow Wolf Barrett M82A1 AEG, the Snow Wolf Sniper Barrett M98B and the Galaxy G31C Barrett M82.
Wolf Barrett M82A1 AEG
The Snow Wolf Barrett M82A1 AEG is an airsoft replica of the Barrett M82A1 has a length of 1440 mm and weighs 5.8 kg. It is equipped with a magazine of 150 balls and deploys a power of 1.5 joule for a velocity that turns around 400 FPS.
Wolf Sniper Barrett M98B
The Snow Wolf Sniper Barrett M98B is much lighter (4.5 kg) and much shorter (1265 mm) than the Snow Wolf Barrett M82A1 AEG. As a result, this airsoft replica is a bit less powerful, as it only deploys 1.4 joules for a velocity of 380 FPS.
G31C Barrett M82
Finally, the Galaxy G31C Barrett M82 benefits from being made entirely of metal. This airsoft replica weighs 4 kg and measures nearly 1390 mm. Moreover, it is the most powerful Barrett airsoft sniper rifle, as it deploys a power of 1.7 joules for a velocity that can reach 430 FPS.
Different mechanisms that are offered on the customer's site
It should be noted that the Snow Wolf Barrett M82A1 AEG and Galaxy G31C Barrett M82 airsoft replicas operate with a gas mechanism, while the Snow Wolf Sniper Barrett M98B airsoft replica benefits from a mechanism that operates on electric power.