The "New" Barrett MRAD Thread!!!!!!

Feb 23, 2017
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Has anyone replaced the grip on their MRAD? I'm finding the grip lacking and considering switching to an ergonomic overmold, but I'm wondering what else people are using. Has anyone tried a more vertical grip? hell would the MPA EVG work?
 
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I ended up replacing the stock MOE grips with some ergo overmold, just because I have it on all my AR's and I like the consistency of feel. To test it out we had some good fun at my friends Cabin. An easy 300 Meters/confidence builder right off the deck. If we go up to his barn, we can make it all the way to 750M. We had just enough wind to keep the bugs away, but not so much as to make it dicey at distance.
The more I shoot this thing, the more I want to marry it.


 

Mooncake

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Quick PSA, and forgive me if this is common knowledge unknown to me, but if you have an older "large breech" MRAD, new production magazines (marked "A") will not work with it. The catch on the magazine is substantially further down the mag body and will not activate the mag catch of the rifle. I had a phone conversation with a CS rep at Barrett and purchased some older mags marked "338Lapua". They are not making them anymore but have some laying around. The newer "A" mags will work with your older rifle if you're using the small breech conversion kit, which is required to change calibers if you have the gen 1 rifle.

He went on to give me the following compatibility info:
"A" mags: 338LM, 338NM, 300NM
"B" mags: 7mmRM, 300WM
"C" mags: 308, 6.5, 260

I'll post up some pics of my new but old MRAD after I get the ATACR in the Spuhr that just arrived today. Stoked! Now if I could get the cows off my range...
 
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update: removing the extension was a bit of a pain, but just because of the amount of thread locker they used...anyway...
now let me issue a poll here, what barrel length, profile and twist rate would the group recommend for a 300 nm MRAD? Intended use steel ringing up to a mile. I am leaning towards 1/10, 24-26", med palma with 198 flatlines in mind, but open for words of wisdom from the Hide folks...
 
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update: removing the extension was a bit of a pain, but just because of the amount of thread locker they used...anyway...
now let me issue a poll here, what barrel length, profile and twist rate would the group recommend for a 300 nm MRAD? Intended use steel ringing up to a mile. I am leaning towards 1/10, 24-26", med palma with 198 flatlines in mind, but open for words of wisdom from the Hide folks...
Just picked up a 300 NM barrel conversion kit from EuroOptics, went with 1-10 twist 24' fluted barrel. Going to work up some load data in the next couple weeks with H1000 and 225gr ELD-M's and Peterson brass. There is another forum 300 Norma Mag on this site that has some good info and I also would recommend getting Lyman's new long range data book. The only one I've seen with Norma Mag Data.
 
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Jun 27, 2017
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i wonder if Barrett would consider at least sell their barrel extension (i think kinda like what DTS is doing), so barrel makers can make barrels for the MRAD platform. Would make more popular. I'm sure they are a smaller company which mostly cater to militaries.

Would love to get a 6.5 PRC barrel. Maybe Proof Research can do a barrel since they make them for the MRAD? (minus the extension...proprietary).
 
Feb 18, 2017
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I've been saving for a while and hopefully with my coming christmas bonus from work I will be able to order my MRAD.
I was just wondering what cons/negatives anyone has had with their rifles or would be willing to share/give me a heads up on?
I'm still on the fence between the gray and the OD green but I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting the OD green chambered in 300wm.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks,
John
 
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In the end I went 26" 1/10 HP fluted. It wil be the first MRAD .300NM done here since conversion are not imported yet. So it wil be a custom work on a barrel extension I got. It will be a long wait (Christmas earliest possible date) so in the meanwhile I am choosing brass (Peterson and Lapua) bullets (wil start testing jugs 185, flatlines 198, 200 and 215 hybrids to see what she likes most. Keep us posted @anthonylombardo!
 
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