Barrett begins shipping Fieldcraft rifle to distributors
By Jacki Billings
Barrett’s Fieldcraft bolt action rifle on display at SHOT Show in January. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
Tennessee based rifle maker Barrett announced Tuesday that the company’s new Fieldcraft rifle series has begun shipping to distributors.
The Fieldcraft rifle was on display at SHOT Show in January, but will soon be in consumers’ hands. Barrett says the rifle was designed for long days in the field when carrying the wrong rifle can become burdensome. The long gun pairs an ultra lightweight design with heavy-duty performance.
Weighing a mere 5 to 6 pounds, the 44.3-inch length rifle ditches the one size fits all approach in favor of a tailored gun suited for each caliber it shoots. With nine total calibers to choose from, including the booming 6.5 Creedmoor and the power packing .308 Winchester, Barrett says each model is calibrated for the specific cartridge it fires. Barrel length fluctuates between 21 and 24-inches depending on caliber.
The stock is constructed from hand-laid carbon fiber which offers less weight while providing a rigid platform for shooting. The stainless steel actions are fully hand bedded to the stock, optimizing accuracy on the rifle.
Barrett’s President Chris Barrett says the Fieldcraft represents the company’s dedication to providing quality products to consumers.