There was fun assessment of Barrett Model 98B at Media Day before SHOT Show. In the video down below, Jason shoots 98B, after trying their bigger brother, the actual Barrett model 82A1. The new 98B, chambered inside 338 Lapua, has some pleasant features and it certainly is a sturdy monster. We predicted this gun would be popular, and attract sizeable media attention. Those will prediction was directly on.
Barrett’s 98B rifle in .338 Lapua Magnum has been named the American Rifleman magazine “Rifle of the Year”, acquiring a popular Golden Bullseye® Award. Barrett Model 98B was chosen by the seven-member committee which considered various elements including accuracy, reliability, style, design innovation, and “perceived value” for the buyer.
As the “Rifle of the Year”, 98B was chosen more than other recently released long-gun offerings from key manufacturers. Barrett will be presented with all the Golden Bullseye Award regarding 2010′s Rifle of the Year at the 2010 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits inside Charlotte, North Carolina. Right now there Barrett CEO and originator Ronnie Barrett will also be personally thankful as the NRA’s 2010 Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award champion.
In addition, Barrett Model 98B has being featured within the NRA’s print magazines, inside issue of yankee Rifleman and American Hunter, as well as the June issue involving Shooting Illustrated. Inside video below, Barrett technical engineers explain the specialized features of the Design 98B and show the best way to field-strip the rifle.