Mission Specific Equipment
- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing MRAD (BROWN)
- Barrett MRAD C Mag .338 (10rd) x4+1
- Nightforce NXS 5.5-22×50mm
- Nightforce NXS Sunshade
- EOTech ATPIAL AN/PEQ-15 Laser
- Barrett MRAD Atlas Bipod
- Picatinny Rails Long x2
- Picatinny Rails Short x2
This was MSE’s first rifle, if I remember correctly. I considered now buying this for almost 3 years, because I am not that much into sniper rifles, however the execution and detail of this model looked outstanding. In hand I have to say it’s even more impressive. Nicely done!
The 98B would have been even better, but I am not complaining.
Box and content
The provided black mag should be a good opportunity to pose for pics.
However it’s too wide and doesn’t fit
This part MSE/E&S still manages to produce looking very cheap.
At least mine is very stiff and not so flimsy
Text is smudged.
MRAD C Magazine 10rd
Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x25mm says on the scope, but it doesn’t seem to exist.
The plain rifle
Working safety switch
Foldable stock. General Sam reviewed this one, too, on OSW and complained about a loose stock. Fortunately, I didn’t encounter that on my rifle. When unfolding the stock, just press the black button you would press IRL to release/fold the stock after you unfolded it and it will remain in place,
Charging handle fits partially into the stock
Adjustable shoulder and cheek piece
A rail to mount a sling or something else?
Picitanny rails to mount were a bit loose so I added some glue to the pins to make it a tighter fit.
Also works with loose attachments. Put a very thin needle into glue and go along the inner rails of attachments like scopes, lasers, lights etc. Let it harden till it’s still slightly soft, slide it on the rail to shape it, take it off, let it harden completely and then it gives a tight fit. Gluing attachments to rails I was never a fan of!
Working charging handle
2 takedown pins
Using the stand without the display mag
Slightly bent barrel. This time not downwards, what E&S is famous for, but to the left.
Sums up for me, it’s just an awesome piece. Everything is quite stiff like charging handle, foldable stock etc, what I prefer over loose.
All versions for reference