EMG Barrett M82A1 .50 Cal Spring Sniper Rifle

EMG International
Code:
£379.99
  • Full metal construction
  • Full Barrett Trademarks - Licenced by EMG
  • Includes bipod & carry handle

If you have been keeping your eyes open for a high-quality Barrett replica you aren't the only one, but thankfully we now have one! The EMG Barrett M82A1 is officially licenced by Barrett Firearms through EMG and has immaculately engraved trademarks as we would expect, and is constructed entirely from metal save for the massive muzzle brake.

EMG's Barrett is sure to be tough to skirmish with, weighing in at an epic 5.5KG fully equipped and being 1.42m in length, but if you like a challenge you have a rotary adjustable HOP-up unit at your disposal and 400FPS straight out of the box with a remarkably light bolt pull. If you want to be able to say "mine is bigger than yours" with absolute certainty, nothing will do it like a Barrett Light Fifty!

Full description

Description

The Barrett .50 cal is the big boy, the ultimate man-portable rifle for those who live by the mantra "size matters". The real steel "Light Fifty" was conceived by Ronnie Barrett of Barrett firearms to serve as an anti-material rifle in a similar role to anti-tank rifles of WW1 and WW2. Barrett's original role was to destroy enemy munitions, Aircraft and gun emplacements out to incredible ranges, thus it's massive .50 BMG chambering. The Barrett later found success as an anti-personnel sniper rifle, being authorised for use against armoured targets at extended ranges and often seeing use at checkpoints as a counter to VBIED (Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Device) attacks.

This rifle has long been the king of video game sniper rifles, and if you don't recognise the iconic outline of the M82 we have to ask do you even like guns? Its monumental size, truly terrifying arrowhead muzzle brake, M60-style bipod and folding carry handle give the M82A1 its recognisable shape, leaving onlookers in no doubt that this is anything but a Barrett.

Starting at the tip of the 29" (yes, 29 inch) outer barrel we can find the unique Barrett .50 cal muzzle brake which has two ports on either side and is shaped like an arrowhead. This device is constructed from high density polymer to reduce the weight up front and make this Barrett replica a bit easier to handle in game. Make no mistake, this rifle is not for the faint of heart, and will be a challenge to handle on the field but oh so rewarding!

Beneath the muzzle brake, there are no threads, but this is a good thing as there is no Airsoft suppressor on the market that can do the Barrett M82A1 justice currently. If you look up the real "Turbodyne" suppressor for the Barrett platform you will see that it is the size of a car exhaust! Most suppressors out there will be smaller in diameter than the barrel itself which gives you a sense of how truly massive this thing is. The outer barrel is a fluted design constructed from alloy which matches perfectly with the real Barrett and runs back to meet the alloy receiver where it is anchored in place using a locking lug system and grub screw. As you will receive it, the Barrett's barrel and receiver are separate to save space for shipping, but you can find info on how to assemble it in the "Special Instructions" section below.

The handguard, receiver and stock of the Barrett are constructed as a single piece to give the stability and strength needed for an accurate rifle in a massive calibre. The entire assembly is constructed from alloy with a fine matt black finish applied to show through the details and avoid the tell-tale looks of a paint finished replica. The handguard has several ports in the upper and lower section through which the barrel fluting can be seen, separating this from cheaper Barrett replicas and giving this rifle the realistic looks we all expect of an EMG product. On the left side of the handguard we have our first sling point which is constructed from steel and allows for a two-point sling to be mounted to take the weight off your arms when skirmishing.

The top of the handguard and receiver features a lengthy 20mm Picatinny rail to allow for a massive scope, exactly what this rifle needs to be complete. The rail is long enough to mount other accessories such as PEQ laser units if you want more of a special forces look for your Barrett, and is constructed from CNC machined aluminium for a precise shape and flawless mounting of any 20mm Picatinny accessories. This rail matches the later version of the M82A1 which replaced the original's raised optics rail, allowing for large thermal optics to be mounted in front of a normal riflescope for night operations.

On the bottom of the handguard we have a steel bipod mount which is used to mount the included M60 style bipod, also constructed from steel to guarantee the strength necessary to support such a hefty primary. The bipod is supplied in two parts and can be easily mounted by aligning the screws on the bipod with the threaded holes on the mount, and screwing them in tight. This can be done by hand, but the screws are also slotted to allow you to use a flat head screwdriver. The bipod folds easily by pulling the legs away from the mount, and the leg length is adjustable via the steel buttons on each of the legs, allowing you to set the Barrett up on whatever surface needed, providing extra height when shooting from the prone position so you can clear obstacles and cover.

Next up, we reach the magazine well which is positively humongous, as we would expect for a fifty cal. The magazine is inserted similarly to an AK47/74 platform rifle, first indexing at the front and then rocking back to engage with the mag catch at the rear in a "rock and lock" motion. The magazine catch is centrally positioned at the rear of the magwell and is accessible from either side, making reloads easy for left and right-handed shooters. On the left side of the magazine well we are treated to full licenced Barrett Firearms trademarks thanks to EMG, reading: "BEFORE HANDLING RIFLE READ MANUAL FROM: [BARRET LOGO]" with "BARRETT FIREARMS MANUFACTURING. INC. MURFREESBORO, TN. U.S.A". The serial number follows just below the model number "82A1".

These markings are a perfect match to the real Barrett M82 and are another aspect which makes this Barrett far better for collectors and realism fans than other versions. To the rear of the magazine well we come to the pistol grip and fire control group which is modelled after the M4/AR15 platform, complete with a 90-degree fire selector and a finger-ridged "A2" pistol grip. The fire selector has white laser engraved markings for each mode, with SAFE to indicate the safe mode and SEMI indicating "fire". This Barrett is unfortunately not semi-auto but this also allows it to be classed as a sniper rifle for gameplay purposes and allows for a far higher FPS than AEG versions.

The charging handle is over on the right side, positioned at the front of the massive mock bolt carrier. Despite its 400FPS muzzle velocity this is a very easy bolt to work, requiring far less effort and movement than comparable bolt action platforms and straight pull SVD style sniper rifles. The charging handle itself is large and easy to grab whether or not you wear gloves, and is nice and strong thanks to its thick shape and alloy construction. Pulling back the bolt also provides access to the rotary adjustable HOP-up unit which is positioned at the front of the chamber and can be turned using your fingers or a tool. The HOP-up has a very wide range of adjustment, and its use of the rotary style adjuster means it more directly applies pressure to the HOP-up rubber to reduce side-to-side shot deviation down range.

The trigger is a curved "milspec" style trigger matching the real M4/AR15 style, and the trigger guard is curved and slightly larger than the M4/AR15 to allow more space for gloved users. As we move rearwards the stock is relatively featureless, keeping things in line with the utilitarian design of the original Barrett Light Fifty, though we have a steel sling bar on the right side which pairs well with the front sling point to allow for a two-point sling to be mounted, which would be very useful for carting this chonker around a skirmish site!

The stock has a polymer butt plate which is slightly curved for maximum comfort and an A-frame style lower section which provides a place for you to grip the Barrett when shooting in the prone position. This was designed in to help control the massive recoil from the .50 cal cartridge, and although you won't be experiencing much recoil from an Airsoft Barrett it is still nice to hold when prone given the handguard is so far away.

If you, like many of us, are drawn to the Barrett M82A1 for its iconic design and awe-inspiring size, this is the one to get. EMG has upped the Airsoft Barrett game with this licenced example, boasting a top quality build, great performance and immaculate Barrett Firearms trademarks. Whether you have the stuff to skirmish such a beast or you just want a room-dominating rifle to mount to the wall of your man cave, the EMG M82A1 is without equal amongst the biggest Airsoft rifles.

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 400FPS +/- 10% 
  • 1.42m Length - Its absolutely huge
  • Available in Black or Pre-two tone Blue
  • Engraved Barrett Firearms trademarks - Licenced by EMG
  • Spring powered sniper rifle - Straight pull bolt
  • Large and easy to grab charging handle - Great for gloved users
  • Easy bolt pull despite high FPS - Far easier than comparable bolt actions
  • M4/AR15 style A2 finger ridged pistol grip - Comfortable design for most users
  • Enlarged trigger guard  - Easy access to the trigger
  • Steel sling points front and rear - Definitely necessary!
  • Monolithic design - Handguard, receiver and stock are one single assembly
  • Includes steel bipod and 20mm Picatinny carry handle
  • Adjustable bipod leg length - Set up on uneven ground easily
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver and handguard - Optics ready, loads of room!
  • Iconic "Light Fifty"  - THE big sniper rifle, as seen in many films/TV series
  • Extremely long inner barrel - Great accuracy potential
  • Supplied disassembled - See "Special Instructions" for assembly info
  • OEM: Snow Wolf

Package Includes

  • EMG Barrett M82A1 .50 Cal Spring Sniper Rifle
  • 35rnd Low-cap magazine
  • Bipod legs x2
  • Speed Loader
  • Carry handle

Special Instructions

The EMG Barrett is supplied with the barrel separated from the receiver/stock assembly.

To assemble the rifle you will need to insert the barrel from the front end of the receiver with the muzzle brake oriented at 90 degrees to its normal position and the HOP-up feed port facing to the left side of the rifle (opposite side to the charging handle).

With the barrel in this position, you can then turn the barrel by 90 degrees to lock it in place. With the barrel in place, you can then tighten down the grub screw at the front bottom of the handguard to secure it.

Please take care when installing the barrel as it can be inserted with the HOP-up feed port facing the wrong side, and if this is done the rifle will not feed.

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Sniper Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 400fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
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Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
No
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Speed Loader
  • Carry Case
  • Bipod
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Experienced Player

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 5.5kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
142cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
142cm

Construction

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Primary Colour
Black, Pre Two-Tone Blue ,
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Black
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
No, Yes,
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel body pins, Sling bars, bipod & trim parts. Alloy outer barrel, receiver, stock. Polymer muzzle brake, pistol grip & butt plate
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel
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Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Spring
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
Sniper Rifle, Barrett M82A1 .50 Cal,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Snipers Rifle,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Single Action
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and held to the rear.

Furniture

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Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Bipod
  • Railed Receiver
  • Finger Ridged Pistol Grip
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • sling points front and rear
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Fixed
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
1 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
None
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Handguard , Loop ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
29''
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
690mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Low Capacity , Sniper Rifle,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 35 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
400 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
16/01/2023

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04