View Full Version : BASHING: Barrett 98B

06-24-2011, 5:41 PM
Lead in - I am an Idaho, US retail gun dealer stocking BIG BOY TOYS. This month, I am gathering data from knowlegable users and owners of the Barrett .338 Lapua rifles. I have most of them in stock.

I am collecting any thoughts you might have. In particular, what the hell is wrong with this rifle? What problems have you had? What failures have you had? What changes would you make. What have you broke or changed? Is the rifle reliable or not? Is the rifle acccurate or not? What did you not like when you opened the box? What was missing? Why would you not buy one of these again?

If you don't feel comfortable with a comment, email or PM.

Cliff Harrison, Owner

06-24-2011, 5:46 PM
Can you ship to Cali?

06-24-2011, 6:03 PM
It has a design flaw. It's not a McMillan tac 338. :D

06-24-2011, 6:25 PM
I'll be the first to downplay the Barrett rifles based on .mil field experience, but with this one I think they got it right.

06-24-2011, 10:37 PM
A few complaints, they don't offer it in .308 or .300winmag (even .30-06 would be nice). The price is very high but thats to be expected from Barrett. But mechanically and shooting wise it's a solid rifle.

06-25-2011, 7:47 AM
How about you just ship me over one and I will test it out for you and report back? :) We can all have our dreams right.