Barrett Firearms REC7

Barrett Firearms REC7



Reviews: 9
Total reviews: 9
Positive: 3
Mixed: 0
Negative: 0
Retail Price: $1,624.00
Used Value: $1,055.60
Sale Price: $1,674.99

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Barrett Firearms REC7 Info

Eliminate all doubt. Compact, accurate and completely trustworthy, the REC7 is designed specifically for situations in which theres no room for error. Styled in the familiar AR configuration, its a no-nonsense rifle you can trust with anythingincluding your life. This tough-as-nails rifle was designed specifically to answer the call for a low-maintenance, enhanced reliability carbine. The REC7 rifles dependability stems largely from its innovative operating system. Using a minimum number of parts, the piston system separates heat and powder residue from the bolt carrier and trigger assembly. The rifle runs cool and clean, reducing maintenance requirements and increasing endurance. The patented chrome-lined fluted gas block prevents excessive carbon buildup from operation under adverse conditions. The one-piece 17-4 stainless piston transfers energy to the anti-tilt bolt carrier. Machined from a monolithic block of 8620 steel, the carrier features an integral piston strike face. The Barrett Enhanced Bolt is made from high-strength 9310 steel. The bolt is designed specifically for use in the piston operated REC7, not just adapted from a direct gas bolt. The bolts gas-ring-free design is easy to clean. Reinforced at critical areas, every bolt is proofed and magnetic-particle inspected to guarantee reliable performance. At the heart of the operating system is a nitrided, two-position, forward-venting gas plug that retains the piston. The piston can be accessed through the front of the gas block without removing the handguard so optical sights or laser devices do not need to be zeroed after routine maintenance. The REC7 rifles forged 7075 aluminum upper and lower receivers are Type 3 hardcoat anodized. The lower houses an ultra-dependable single-stage trigger. The upper supports a free-floated, hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel with M4 feed ramps machined into the receiver and the barrel extension. A mil-spec A2 flash hider protects the muzzle. In 5.56 NATO and 6.8 SPC, the REC7 is everything youd expect from a Barrett rifle, and then some.

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Barrett Firearms REC7 Pricing

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Fair Market Range $1495 - $1560
Fair Market Price $1528
MSRP $1624.00
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Price history for Barrett Firearms REC7
  • Highest Price: $2245.00
  • Lowest Price: $2120.47

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Barrett Firearms REC7 Ammo Deals

  • Pmc X-tac 5.56 Nato Full Metal Jacket Boat-tai BGS: 75970
  • $6.00
  • Imi M193 5.56x45 Nato 55 Grain Fmj 20 Round BGS: 411558546
  • $6.00
  • Winchester 5.56mm M855 62 Gr. Ranger Fmj Penetrator 20/box BGS: 411558545
  • $8.00
  • Magtech Ammo 5.56x45mm BGS: 713078725
  • $16.00
  • Barnes Ammo 30846 5.56 X 45mm 69gr Otm BGS: 718004852
  • $21.00
  • Federal Xm 5.56 Nato Full Metal Jacket 55 Gr 3 BGS: 76641
  • $34.00
  • Federal 5.56mm Nato 62gr Fmj Xm855lcac1 Green Tip 420 Rds BGS: 76472
  • $155.00
  • Federal Xm855 5.56mm Ammo BGS: 718004695
  • $338.00

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Barrett Firearms REC7 Reviews

Positive: 9 Mixed: 0 Negative: 0
  • Introducing the Barrett REC7 Gen 2 Rifle
    Barrett Firearms REC7 this is a gas piston operated AR rifle comes in 556 and 6.8. Utilizes the barret handguard which has the keymod method to attach Picatinny rail systems, it has a cold hammer-forged chrome-lined barr...el this is a 16 inch carbine. Each rifle comes with standard with PRI flip-up sights. Very high quality rifle for a good a price great gun to have on your collection. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Guns & Ammo
    Barret REC7 The keymod rail system that had been made, it's light, it's slim,it's not bulky but what you can't see that's so great about the is under the handguard. they were using walking collar nut in the gas block in...stead of any clamping bolts or set screws so the users can actually remove the nut with a simple hand tool with a wrench the gas block come off so now this gas block is user seviceable you can clean it off of the rifle if it needed to be submerged in solvent to clean out rhe cylinder. This is just very good overall design,very robust and very reliable. more

    December 30, 2018 | Full review…
  • Barrett Firearms Barrett REC7 - SHOT Show 2018 Day 1
    Barret Rec7 it's pretty interesting it uses a carbon fiber handguard with aimlock attachment points and unique carbon fiber shield that protects the operator form heat that could be radiating off the suppressor after a ...long string the full auto fire it uses a short barrel that's about 11 and half inches. The cover is the specific flat dark earth color for that so calm submission it's really neat rifle though very compact very quiet and extremely reliable even on extended strings of full auto fire. more

    December 30, 2018 | Full review…
  • Barrett REC7 Gen II Review
    The rifles are Cerakoted for corrosion resistance and offered in various colors. I received a rifle in OD green to test. They are also offered in gray, flat dark earth and, of course, black. My test rifle wore a Magpul M...OE stock, grip and enhanced trigger guard — all in black. Two 30-round Magpul PMags are provided, as is a multi-compartment soft tactical rifle case that is easily a $200 value (Barrett sells them separately for only $99). The original REC7 had an A2-style pistol grip and an A2 flash hider on the end of the barrel. In addition to the Magpul MOE grip, the Gen II features a modern three-prong flash hider of the type proven to be most effective. What else has changed? The flip-up sights on the original REC7 were from Midwest Industries, but the Gen II sports nice sights from PRI that are very tough. The new gun also comes with my favorite aftermarket enhanced charging handle: the BCM Gunfighter Mod 4 (medium). Perhaps most importantly, Barrett got rid of the heavy, gritty, GI-type trigger of the original model and installed a Geissele SSA in the REC7 Gen II. The Geissele SSA is a two-stage trigger that provides a crisp 4.5-pound pull without any more parts than the original GI model. It is the standard for durability and quality when you're talking about lighter-than-GI triggers suitable for hard use. The SSA alone retails for $240. Piston ARs have become popular over the last few years, and the main advantage being talked about by most people is how they're "more reliable" than direct gas-impingement AR designs. But the fact of the matter is that the main advantage of the piston AR design has nothing to do with reliability but rather heat. The 5.56 cartridge generates the same amount of heat no matter the rifle it is fired in, but where that heat goes is the variable. With a direct gas-impingement gun, much of it is directed back into the receiver and the bolt carrier group. With a piston gun, gas does not get vented back into the receiver but instead into the face of the piston, keeping more heat away from the user and the carrier group. Cooler parts not only run longer but also last longer. more

    December 30, 2018 | Full review…
    James Tarr
  • 2016 BARRETT REC7 GEN2 5.56
    Barret REC7 is stands for rliablity and hands carbine. The rail system is made in house by barret it's a nice keymod system the barrel has 16 inch cold hammer-forged chrome lined barrel and the muzzle brake there's a PW...S triad muzzle break and it's also comes with a S keymod rail. One piece piston in here it's got two position gas block for suppressed or unsuppressed and PRI flip up sights nickel teflon coating on the bolt carrier. It's feels very nice for a piston operated rifle it's very light. overall this a good rifle. more

    December 30, 2018 | Full review…
    Jolly Peanut
  • 2016 BARRETT REC7 GEN2 5.56
    Barret REC7 is stands for rliablity and hands carbine. The rail system is made in house by barret it's a nice keymod system the barrel has 16 inch cold hammer-forged chrome lined barrel and the muzzle brake there's a PW...S triad muzzle break and it's also comes with a S keymod rail. One piece piston in here it's got two position gas block for suppressed or unsuppressed and PRI flip up sights nickel teflon coating on the bolt carrier. It's feels very nice for a piston operated rifle it's very light. overall this a good rifle. more

    December 30, 2018 | Full review…
    Jolly Peanut
  • 100

    Great price, fast shipping, my FFL had no problems. The rifle is amazing! Well built, not cheap plastic, 90 % metal (stock & grip were plastic. Can't say enough good things about Barrett. I wish it had come with folding ...iron sights, 3 magazines, and a Tactical Case (for what it cost). more

    March 16, 2018
    David E
  • 100

    Amazing. Insanely accurate, fresh out of the box

    February 24, 2017
    Jason W
  • 100

    First off I want to say that if you are in the market for a top tier AR-15 style rifle, look no further than the REC7 GII from the great folks at Barrett. I was on the hunt for a top notch rifle for months, looked at HK,... LWRC, LMT, etc. I've owned several AR's from Colt and BCM and trust me I like those rifles and those companies, they work just fine and aren't a bad deal. From what I have experienced with this REC7 though, I doubt I'll ever be able to look at rifles the same again. The fit and finish is exceptional apart from the Magpul MOE buttstock that comes standard. Perhaps Barrett could offer something else, Magpul makes great stuff but the MOE stock is loose on most MIL-SPEC buffer tubes I've seen. I put a Vltor I-MOD stock on and it's top notch stuff. The weight is exceptional to me considering that this rifle does not have an M4 profile barrel, It's thicker and does not go skinny under the handguard, so from the extended and rapid shooting I did, I saw virtually no loss of accuracy from the barrel heating up. The keymod rail system that Barrett came up with is bar none the most comfortable and well fitted one I've seen to date. It did get slightly warm after ninety rounds shot in rapid succession, but nothing crazy. As far as accuracy goes if the shooter does their part and uses decent ammo this rifle will easily, and most importantly, consistently shoot under one MOA. I used a TA-31 ACOG (4x) for an optic, and tested ammo ranging from 55g PMC X-TAC, to more expensive match ammo like Nosler 75g OTM. I expected to see a good bit of difference considering the rifle has a 1:7 twist typically suited for the heavier rounds, but I saw very minimal difference in accuracy. Bottom line, my example shoots like a match grade rifle that happens to be an AR-15. Best groups I achieved came from HPR's 60g V-max loads... five rounds, same jagged hole at 100yds. Now the main selling point of the REC7 is the gas piston system that Barrett came up with. I have to say I love how the bolt and carrier stay literally cool and clean, I mean the already excellent carrier literally just needs a quick wipe at most, and the coating they use on the carrier makes it so slick you seriously don't need to lubricate it. What I don't love is the carbon that can and will build up on the exterior of the gas plug. Don't be fooled into thinking that the carbon just goes away... it doesn't. But as Barrett will tell you (and I can confirm) just put some anti seize on it and you won't have any problems. Considering the trade off from that compared to the filth that a typical direct inpingement gas system imparts on your bolt and carrier group, I honestly think that the piston system is superior. In my experience it is also very very smooth compared to a carbine length DI gas system. They use an H2 buffer which I find interesting... I think that also helps out quite a bit. In summary if you don't ever want to have to buy another AR-15 again, and you are willing to spend what I think is money well spent on the price, then this is the rifle for you. Not sure how much it matters but these are my thoughts on my example of the Barrett Rec7 GII by a firearms enthusiast and gun smith. Great job by BUD'S as usual... fast and friendly like always. more

    June 9, 2015
    Ryan G