Can a civilian buy a M24?

Can a civilian buy a M24?

In 1988 the US military (US Army) let a contract to Remington to develop a Sniper Weapons System based on the Remington 700 design and carries the designation: M24. This type of rifling design is called “5R” and is now available in several civilian models of the Remington 700.

Is the M24 still in service?

The M24 SWS has the “long action” bolt version of the Remington 700 receiver but is chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO “short action” cartridge that has an overall length of 2.750 inches (69.85 mm)….M24 Sniper Weapon System.

Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm, Sniper Weapon System, M24
In service 1988–present
Used by See Users

What scope does the military use on M24?

The M24 originally came tapped for the Leupold Ultra M3A 10×42mm fixed-power scope, which came with a circle-shaped mil-dot glass-etched reticle. This was later replaced in 1998 by the cheaper Leupold Mk 4 LR/T M3 10×40mm first focal plane fixed-power scope with an elongated-shaped mil-dot wire reticle.

What replaced the M24?

In 2010, the U.S. Army selected a new sniper rifle, the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, to replace the M24. The M2010 is actually the same M24 Remington action, which in a move of great foresight the Army had demanded be technically a long-action, capable of someday moving to the heavier .

How big is a M24 sniper rifle without a scope?

5.6 kg (12.32 lbs) empty, w/sling, without scope (M24A3). The M24 Sniper Weapon System ( SWS) is the military and police version of the Remington Model 700 rifle, M24 being the model name assigned by the United States Army after adoption as their standard sniper rifle in 1988.

What kind of cartridge does the M24 SWS use?

The M24 SWS had the “long-action” bolt version of the Remington 700 receiver because it originally was to use the .30-06 Springfield M72 Match cartridge.

Why is the M24 referred to as a weapon system?

The M24 is referred to as a “weapon system” because it consists of not only a rifle, but also a detachable telescopic sight and other accessories.

What’s the range of a Barrett M24 sniper rifle?

The XM2010’s .300 Win Mag round extends the engagement range over the M24 from 800 meters to 1,200 meters, enhancing lethality and standoff. The Barrett M107 .50 caliber rifle can hit targets past 2,000 meters, but it is accurate to 2.5 MOA, meaning it would hit within a 25 in (640 mm) area at 1,000 meters.