September 17th, 2007

New Barnard Tactical/XC Rifle

New Zealand action-maker Barnard has created a new Across-the-Course and “Tactical” rifle using the Barnard small repeater action (with three-lug bolt) and HS Precision detachable box magazine (DBM). Similar in appearance to a Tubb 2000, the new rifle, dubbed the Barnard ’07’, should prove very competitive in both Highpower matches and tactical applications. As a complete rifle, the gun is currently offered only in .308 Winchester, but it should be able to handle .243 Win, .260 Rem, and 6.5×47 with merely a barrel swap and rechambering.

Barnard Tactical Rifle

Barnard Tactical Rifle

Information on the new rifle is found on the Barnard website. The rifle’s designers report: “After much interest in the production of a tactical style rifle that utilizes the best of modern materials and finishes, coupled with the reliablity of the magazine-fed Barnard Model SM action, we are proud to introduce the Barnard ’07’ Rifle. This prototype is chambered as .308 and features a True-Flite 26″ 1/12 barrel, and HS Precision 10-shot magazine.” Price for the new rifle hasn’t been set yet, but you can contact USA distributor MTGuns or Canadian Agent Robertson Composites. For now, address technical questions to Barnard in Auckland, New Zealand, 011 +64 (0)9 828 4819, email: bmbarn [at] ihug [dot]

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