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Barrett M468 6.8mm Rifle

The weapon designed by Barrett for delivering the new 6.8mm Remington Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC) was derived from the basic AR-15/M16 type, with a few added features. Barrett called the new rifle the M468 and it was being built in both a civilian-legal model and in a close quarters battle (CQB) configuration targeted for military and law enforcement use. Complete rifles or the upper conversion units were available.

The Barrett M468 could be utilized by law enforcement, military, and civilian shooters. The performance of the 6.8mm Remington SPC far surpassed that of the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. This opened new hunting opportunities in states where the 5.56mm was deemed too small for larger game. The 6.8mm cartridge was more powerful than the .223 cartridge, but did not have the recoil of the .308 cartridge.

Barrett's upper had a 16 inch barrel, lined in hard chrome with a one in 10 inch rifling twist. The barrel was fully free floating thanks to the Atlantic Research Marketing Systems (ARMS) SIR system hand guard, that was loaded with accessory rails.




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