There are no predecessors to the Barrett Model 98B. Even the casual observer can see that the Barrett Model 98B is not a descendant of the bolt-action deer rifle. In fact, it’s not a descendant of anything. This first-born brainchild was developed to be a completely unique, purpose-built platform for precision long-range shooting. Every inch of the never-before seen Barrett Model 98B is carved from years of hard-earned insight.
Thanks to its modular layout, this rifle can be adapted to fit each user’s exact needs. Its straight-line design, running from the muzzle to the shooter’s shoulder, tames recoil. It also allows for faster, more accurate follow-up shots fed from the 10-round detachable magazine. The ergonomic pistol grip reduces muscle fatigue and provides total control over the fully adjustable trigger. An intuitive, thumb-operated safety can be accessed without compromising the firing grip. This allows the shooter to maintain a solid weld to the adjustable cheek piece. The oversized bolt handle can then be easily manipulated, feeding a fresh round into the chamber as the bolt silently glides through a polymer guide.
As for optics and accessories, the Barrett Model 98B rifle’s aluminum upper receiver boasts an 18-inch M1913 optics rail, offering plenty of space to mount substantial optics as well as a night sight or laser designator. The forward receiver is drilled and tapped for accessory rails to be mounted at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.
This revolutionary long-range weapon isn’t all work. Equipped with a rear monopod and forward bipod, it’s also a pleasure to shoot. From its highly efficient muzzle brake to its shooter adaptable design and never-before seen performance, the Barrett Model 98B is ingenuity in action.
Model: Model 98B Rifle Weight: 13.5 lbs (6.12 kg) and 12.4 lbs (5.62 kg)
Caliber: .338 Lapua Magnum Safety: Manual Reversible, Thumb Lever
Rifle Operation: Bolt Action Repeater Optics Rail: 18.125”(46.03 cm)
Overall Length: 49.75”(126.36 cm) and 43”(109.2 cm) Magazine: 10-Round Capacity
Barrel Length: 27”(68.58 cm) and 20”(50.8 cm) MSRP Starting at: $5,039.99
Rifling Twist: 1 in 10”Right Hand Twist
98001-SYS1 Model 98B .338 Lapua Magnum Rifle System: 27”fluted barrel, 2 magazines, Harris bipod, monopod, 2 sling loops, side accessory rail, air/watertight hard case and owner’s manual.
98002-SYS1 Model 98B .338 Lapua Magnum Rifle System: 20”barrel, 2 magazines, Harris bipod, monopod, 2 sling loops, side accessory rail, air/watertight hard case and owner’s manual.