New from ArmaLite: AR-50A1 .416 Barrett


There’s nothing like a .50 BMG caliber rifle for a bit of hoo-boy fun.  [Click here to read Nick’s AR-50 review.] You get to make endless size matters jokes at the gun range and a recoil wave big enough to surf. Saying that, the person pulling the fiddy’s trigger remains largely unaffected by the blast. Unless they’re doing the shooting in the Golden State, in which case the shooter’s looking at some cell time (and I ain’t talking about telephones). Californians dreamin’ of an AR-50 BMG have another option: ArmaLite’s AR-50A1 .416 Barrett. As you might imagine, ArmaLite’s new high-precision rifle is “just like the AR-50A1, but chambered and re-barreled to accept the .416 Barrett cartridge.” It’s less of a blast but more of a blast for recoil sensitive souls and it’s CA compliant. Only $6.50 a round. Full press release after the jump . . .

(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite’s new high-precision rifle is just like the AR-50A1, but chambered and re-barreled to accept the .416 Barrett cartridge. Because of that, the AR-50A1-.416 Barrett boasts the same ArmaLite patented V-Lock Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock that assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy. The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.

Added to all of that is the famous .416 Barrett cartridge, which contains a .416 caliber projectile capable of sustaining supersonic speeds out to the 2,000 yards, which is the key to achieving long range accuracy. The .416 Barrett cartridge uses a lighter, narrower bullet that was designed using low supersonic drag equations and results in a significantly high muzzle velocity and exceptional ballistic performance.

Independent testing has proven the ArmaLite AR-50A1 muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both recoil control and accuracy. The AR-50A1-416 has the exact same muzzle brake. The brake scrapes away turbulent muzzle gasses and lets the bullet break into clean air for amazing accuracy. The soft recoil means even the smallest of shooters, or the most recoil-sensitive, will enjoy shooting the rifle.


Caliber: .416 Barrett
Barrel: 30″ Chrome Moly, 8 Groove
Rifling Twist: RH 1:12″
Muzzle Device: Highly Efficient Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage Trigger
Overall Length: 58.5″
Weight: 34.7 LBS

Included with Rifle: 15 Minute Sight Base, Owner’s Manual, Ear Plugs, Limited Lifetime Warranty