The REC7 rifle’s 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 and lubrication requirements therefore increasing endurance.
The patented, chrome-lined, fluted gas block prevents excessive carbon buildup. 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 bolt’s 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 gas plug features a suppressor ready position and is tuned specific to caliber and barrel length. The piston can be accessed through the front of the gas block without removing the handguard so optical sights or laser devices maintain zero after routine maintenance.
The REC7 rifle’s forged 7000 series aluminum upper and lower receivers are Type 2 hardcoat anodized and Cerakote finished. The lower houses a dependable single-stage trigger while the upper supports a free-floating, chrome-lined barrel with M4 feed ramps machined into the receiver.
Available in 5.56 NATO or 6.8 SPC, the REC7 is everything you’d expect from a Barrett rifle, and then some.