M24 remington for sale

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By Melvin Ewing April 3, This is a review I have been wanting to do for a while. As many of you know, I carried a M24 SWS for a of years while operating as a sniper in the s, so it is a rifle that is near and dear to my heart. But as we all know, our memories of times past are some times better than perhaps the reality actually was. Several years ago as the US Army began migrating some of the M24s to the M platform, Remington began to take some of those old worn out M24 rifles and refurbish them.

Priority as to who could purchase these rifles started with current active duty snipers and then went down through several layers of priority. The one we are reviewing here came to us from a friend of Sniper Central who has graciously let us put it through a full review. The question that we wanted to answer was whether the M24 was really as good as we remembered it being, or was it just nostalgic? The Collector Edition M24s arrive in a standard, albeit larger than normal, Remington cardboard rifle box without any extra documentation.

This is because Remington went to the effort to leave the original stocks just exactly as they came back from the troops in the field when it was turned in. So the stock likely is painted in some oddball and random scheme that the sniper wanted it in. For this particular test rifle it was a pretty tame desert tan color that had been worn and marked in several places. When you look at the rest of the rifle though, it does have the appearance of a new rifle. As is our normal procedure for rifle reviews, we start at the rear of the rifle and work our way forward.

The buttplate on the M24 is adjustable via a unique turn knob system that HS Precision developed way back in the s for the M Well, honestly, it may not have been specifically FOR the M24, but that was the first big use of it. The buttplate itself is thin and hard with little to no padding to help absorb recoil. The rotating knob has a locking ring as well and that needs to be loosened to allow the large knob to rotate and extend, or retract, the buttplate to adjust the length of pull.

It works well enough, but the lock rings never really have locked the knob very well and they tend to work their way loose, so be sure to check it routinely. The full range of adjustment covers about 2. This is a large spectrum of length of pull and should fit just about anyone.

The cheekpiece on the stock is not adjustable and has a straight comb. If the scope is kept mounted low, like the M24 SWS attempts to do with the Leupold Mk4 10x40mm scope, then it is almost tall enough to align your eye with the scope. But for a majority of shooters, a slight cheek rise is needed to get a good cheekweld with proper eye alignment. Eagle or TacOps strap on cheekp are a common addition and were included on later rifles.

Usually some mole skin was then stuck onto the tape so your slick face-paint covered cheek would not slide around as much. Today… just buy a strap on cheekpad. The pistol grip has the notorious HS Precision palm swell, which some people love and some hate. The pistol grip does fill your hand very well and is nearly vertical.

The pistol grip is about. Some shooters with large hands may need to curl their pinky finger underneath the pistol grip as there is not room for it, but that is not as common as it is with P shooters. The groove behind the tang is not very deep, but it is wide enough to provide a good resting position for your firing hand thumb. The comb area has a slight depression in it to allow room for the long action bolt to come all the way back when being removed from the rifle in the standard Remington way.

The pistol grip itself is not completely vertical, but it is enough to align the trigger finger with the trigger for a good trigger pull. The traditional Remington commercial floorplates are made from their normal pot metal alloy materiel that is lightweight, but not entirely durable.

So when the US Army was developing the M24, it had to have something more durable. The floorplate is made of steel and the trigger guard has a slightly different shape and size than the commercial Remington s. You will also notice that the hinged floorplate release lever is different and located further down in the trigger guard to more conveniently operate. These M24 floorplates are much more durable and while the changes are minor, they are welcomed. If memory serves me correctly, the original floorplates were manufactured by Dakota Arms, but I may be mistaken there.

As you might imagine, the triggers are not the standard run-of-the-mill XMarkPro trigger, but rather they are the old original 40X triggers that are found on the Remington 40x custom target rifles. They are externally adjustable with a small Allen screw that runs up through the top of the trigger. You can barely see the screw in the picture above. The trigger shoe is the old traditional Remington trigger shoe, slightly wide with nice vertical grooves.

The shoe is finished in black and the 40x triggers have always been nice and this one is as well. From the factory this trigger was set at 2 lbs 6 0z 2. There was a tiny bit of over-travel after a very nice break. These triggers have a good reputation for a reason and there is not really any compelling reason to replace it. When you examine the action and bolt, it is pure Remington and looks and operates the same, but there are a few things of note that are worth mentioning. The actions themselves were a 40x action which means not only were they built to higher tolerance standards, but they also include the drill and tapped holes on the left hand side of the action where the auxiliary sight base is attached.

These Collector Edition M24s come with the bases mounted for both the aux sights as well as Leupold Mk4 two piece scope bases. Through the production life of the M24, two different precision auxiliary sights were used, the Redfield International Palma and then with the second run of rifles, O.

This rifle is obviously a second run rifle due to the O. Webber base and the two piece Mk4 scope bases. The early rifles had the one piece Mk4 base, which was not a Picatinny compatible rail back then as those had not been developed in the s. As was mentioned, the actions were actually 40X actions, but rumor has it that Remington wanted the publicity and marketing clout of having the Remington marked on the rifles, which is completely understandable.

The rear tang and two position Remington safety are all located in their normal location and operate in their normal fashion. The safety does not lock the bolt so the action can be cycled while the rifle is on safe when electing to unload the rifle by cycling the bolt.

The standard Remington C clip extractor was used as well. We have heard conflicting reports as to why that is. Benning, we were told that it was so the rifle could be easily re-chambered to. When you think about everything that was required to re-chamber to. Not only would a barrel change be required, as you would want a faster twist rate than the At that point, a whole new barreled action would likely be cheaper and easier.

We have heard that this was a requirement during development to be able to chamber it in. The other conflicting report is that the rifle was originally intended to be chambered in. Then the last minute in the development cycle the decision was made to stick with the NATO standard cartridge. Because it was so late in the development phase there was not time to change the rifle to a short action and meet the deadline of production, so it remained a long action.

The funny thing about all of this is that we have heard both of these reports from reputable sources, so we are not positive which it was? As can seen in the picture above, when a. One of the first things we were taught at Sniper School was to insure all of the rounds loaded into the magazine were pushed all the way to the rear of the internal magazine as this would prevent any jam ups when cycling the bolt and chambering rounds from the magazine.

When this is done, the rifle does indeed operate without problems. Notice also in the picture that the follower is a different and more durable de than a commercial Remington The recoil lug between the action and barrel is the normal thickness recoil lug, but we would assume that Remington insured they were ground and finished to tighter tolerances than a normal Remington recoil lug. The stock is a traditional profile and width through the action area, which is where the full aluminum bedding block is embedded into the Kevlar reinforced HS Precision stock.

In front of the action though, the stock widens out to a 2. There are the traditional two sling swivel studs up front, one for the bipod and one for the sling. The Collector Edition M24s come with the M leather sling that came as a part of the full M24 SWS kit, but it does not come with the Harris bipod that was also a part of that original kit. One of the other distinguishing features of the M24 was its unique, and very heavy, barrel contour.

Remington did not utilize their traditional Palma style heavy barrel contour on the M24 but instead opted to use a straight taper profile. At the recoil lug the diameter of the barrel is 1. This is a very heavy profile barrel and is one of the things that le to the heavy weight of the rifle.

The muzzle has a stepped down recessed crown to protect it from damaging nicks and dings. Also, mounted up near the muzzle is the front auxiliary sight base that is one of the other distinguishing features of the M We appreciate that the Army was insistent on having the ability to mount auxiliary sights.

Though they are seldom, if ever, used. Of course, we cannot talk about the barrel and not mention the unique rifling and rate of twist. When the US Army was developing the rifle, they went the mathematical route and decided to calculate the ideal rate of twist for the then standard issue sniping ammo, the M Special Ball, and its gr FMJ-BT projectile.

Their calculations came up with a Additionally, instead of the standard Remington 6 lands and grooves, they decide on the use of the 5R rifling with its 5 lands and grooves. There are scientific reasons why this is a better way to go to improve accuracy, though it is hard to prove just how much of a difference this rifling actually makes.

The metal finish is another thing that changed on the later M24s.

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