Barrett Introduces Fieldcraft Rifles

New Line of Lightweight Hunting Rifles

Barrett Fieldcraft Rifles
Barrett Fieldcraft Rifles
Barrett Firearms
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.

Murfreesboro, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- 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 militarygrade 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 Fieldcraft Rifles
Barrett Fieldcraft Rifles

About Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.:

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.

For more information, visit: www.Barrett.net.

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George Fournier
George Fournier
4 years ago

I have a Fieldcraft hunting rifle in 30 06. Impressive in appearance and the action is very smooth. It has an excellent trigger, and the Nightforce SHV scope it came with is also very good. The carbon fiber stock fits well. So far so good. However the accuracy is below par. I expected at least 3/4MOA accuracy but it struggles to get 3 shots even to 1MOA. Most often it is 1.5 to 2 MOA. Used neck turned brass with deburred primer pockets, kept bullet runout to less than 1.5 thousands, tried different bullet weights and powders. My Savage rifles… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

@GF, That is a terrific and honest review. My Cooper Raptor, in 308, shoots all over the place with 14O grain Noslers, but 168 grain Sierra Match Kings, it is .50 MOA (when I do my part). What is the twist rate? Maybe trying Berger VLD or Sierra Match Kings in various weights. Hand load to the chamber, too. If you just want accuracy.

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

When I think Barrett I think 50BMG ! Barrett make great 50cal rifles too. But if I was in the market for one I would go with Armalite instead. They are considerably less and the quality is superior !

Mars
5 years ago

You get what you pay for. Barrett rifles are top of the line quality. Indulge yourself and save a bit more. Paying for a Barrett only hurts the day you buy the rifle, but gives you satisfaction the rest of your life!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Mars

I really hate to pay a lot for the name. Whether it is a car, rifle, or reclining chair. I didn’t see anything about price, calibers, accuracy, or where the rifles are made. I sure hope that lots of that legendary Barrett accuracy came over to this new line of Barrett hunting rifles. I went to their website and only saw the new shotguns. Very pretty, but not much verbiage about performance. Strange how Barrett ginned up all this new shotgun and rifle manufacturing so quickly. I wonder if some other company is manufacturing the rifles and shotguns for Barrett,… Read more »

Greg
Greg
5 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

It’s possible their number of government contracts have slowed down, post iraq/afghanistan, and they’ve got excess manufacturing ability just going to waste so maybe they had some pet project plans that they just never could get around to. Just a random theory.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg

That could be, Greg. I hope that Barrett chooses one of the 6.5 calibers (6.5 Creed, 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Lapua), and I hope that Barrett uses all their experience in making accurate rifles to make these rifles.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

That are made and assembled at Barrett

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

They*

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Mars

@Mars,there’s no question that Barrett makes quality firearms. The glass alone on my Savage .308 cost over twice as much as the firearm. My Savage firearms (own two) are very accurate and stay zeroed. I know all about that ‘buy once cry once’ feeling. I will probably eventually have a Barrett included in my collection too. Take care,TEX

TEX
TEX
5 years ago

Barrett firearms are way to high ! My bolt guns will always be Savage.

Mars
Mars
5 years ago
Reply to  TEX

Tex, save up a bit more and indulge yourself. I know you can buy 3 savage rifles for the price of a Barrett, but Barrett rifles are top of the line.

Getreal
Getreal
5 years ago
Reply to  TEX

You are seriously comparing a savage to this rifle?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 years ago
Reply to  Getreal

Hey Get, I don’t think anyone has had an opportunity to seriously compare these two rifles, yet. Quality is in the performance, not the name. The comparison would have to be same caliber, optics, same operator, and because Barrett calls this a hunting rifle, the Savage would have to be one of their hunting rifles, too. Great idea, though!

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Getreal

@Getreal, no you are ! My Savage would smoke a barrett ! No comparison at all !