By Kyle Jillson | February 3 2011 08:50

Barrett Model 98B .338 Lapua Magnum on NRAblog In 2010 Barrett Firearms did a lot to contribute to Friends of NRA as a statewide donor in Tennessee, but they aren't calling it quits in 2011. This year the world leader in large-caliber rifles has something special planned for the NRA's grassroots fundraising program - tours.

Barrett Firearms Benefits NRA

The field representative for Friends of the NRA in Tennessee announced that Ronnie Barrett and Barrett Firearms Manufacturing in Murfreesboro helped the organization reach an all-time goal in raising money to support youth programs and firearms safety throughout the Volunteer State in 2010.

Mike Webb said Barrett was the largest single financial supporter, with well over $30,000 contributed." What made the Barrett gift so interesting, besides the amount of money raised, was that it was done in a unique manner,” observed Webb.

"Ronnie donated 24 tours to his manufacturing plant for a minimum donation of $1,000 each to the NRA Friends chapters, and then gave us a Barrett Model 98B rifle with a retail value of approximately $5,000." "This past year was a record one for our Friends of the NRA across the state," added Webb.

"We netted $362,000 to promote programs on behalf of the Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, Junior ROTC and many others."

"The Barrett tours and rifle donation pushed our fundraising to an all-time high." Webb said. "NRA members from Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and other parts of the state were amazed after taking the Barrett plant tours."

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