I know this thread is kinda old, but I wanted to add that in my mind, the EDM and the Barrett are two different kinds of weapons. The Barrett is more of a spray and pray kind of rifle. Don't get me wrong, its not inaccurate. But it is also not surgical in the way that the EDM is. So I think, while you cannot go wrong with either, if you are oriented toward precision shooting, the EDM is probably the better rifle. And while I have never heard of a quality complaint with EDM, I cannot argue with the point that Barrett has a longer and deeper history and track record.