The M99 is available to Ghost Recon operators. In the near future, it is known as the SAAR.
Role in Ghost Recon Edit
Use by some enemies in the last mission in GRAW.
- Very accurate; the scope shows distance in meters of what will be hit
- Long effective range, can hit targets further than 7.62mm Sniper Rifle could
- Usually a one-shot one kill
- Excellent penetration power, the best weapon against HMG gunner
- Not suppressible, so very loud
- Single shot; is reloaded after every shot
- Ammo is very scarce
The M99 Sniper was developed by Barrett Firearms and first introduced in 1999. Externally similar to the M95, the main difference between this rile and it's predecessors is that while it's predecessors where mostly semi-automatic or bolt-action, the M99 is a single-shot only weapon; it had to be reloaded after every shot. Like most of Barrett's long-ranged rifles, it is chambered for the powerful .50 BMG round.
A rechambered variant was produced, using the .416 Barrett round. The .416 Barrett is, in theory, more accurate than the .50 BMG because the round is of a higher velocity and lower caliber (making it more aerodynamic). However, the drag-to-weight ratios of the respective bullets give the .50 BMG an advantage at ultra-long ranges. The .416 Barrett model is available with a 32" barrel. The .50 BMG model is available in 25", 29" and 32". MSRP ranges from $3,800 to $4000
- Caliber: .50 BMG (12.7x99mm)
- Operation: manually operated, rotating bolt action
- Overall Length: 1280 mm
- Barrel Length: 838 mm (33")
- Feed: single shot
- Weight: 11.36 kg
- Expected accuracy: 1 MOA or better with match grade ammunition