The M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) is an American made sniper rifle. It is based on the Remington 700 rifle.
Prices: $ 5.750
Manufacturer: Remington Arms
Variants: M24A2, M24A3, M24E1
Barrel length: 24 in (610 mm)
Firing Range: 875 yd (800 metres)
M24 Sniper Weapon System: development
MilitaryEzyInfo.com | The U.S. Marine Corps’ development of the M40 and M40A1 sniper rifles attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, and by this time the U.S. Army was beginning to realize that the M21 sniper rifle was no longer in service. By this time, the existing M21 sniper rifles were worn out and lacked suitable replacement parts. At the same time, the new world situation shifted the focus of the U.S. military from Europe to the Middle East, and the opening up of desert areas allowed the U.S. military to shoot accurately at distances of up to 1,000 meters.
Military authorities decided it was time to replace the current M21 rifle with a more modern version. As a result, in 1980, the requirement for a new sniper rifle with a sliding bolt, polymer stock, and stainless steel barrel was announced.
Developers again turned to the Remington 700 model, and more specifically to the bolt group of this weapon, which serves as the basis for a large family of hunting and sporting rifles.
Steyr’s SSG rifle was the winning model, the Remington Model 700 BDL. After the competition, in 1987, the U.S. Army’s M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) was adopted and the new rifle was officially designated as a sniper weapon system.
The M24 features a 610mm stainless steel barrel specially machined for the M118 7.62mm NATO caliber sniper round. The barrel has a Remington-developed 5R barrel bore with rounded edges for five rifles (to reduce friction). The groove spacing is one turn per 286mm. Ammunition is fed from a 5-shot fixed magazine.
The Leupold-Stevens M3 Ultra telescope sight is a day riflescope with a fixed 10x magnification, range finding reticle, and bullet drop compensator.
The M24’s polymer stock has a wider barrel channel, as the rifle’s barrel is shaped more like an accuracy cone. The buttstock is adjustable to 69mm front to back to accommodate any shooter. The bipod is adjustable and foldable.
The rifle comes in a hard carrying case, which contains telescopic sights, detachable bipod, bipod, gunsmith accessories, binoculars, and spare magazine. The approximate weight of such a rifle set is about 20 kg.
The M24 rifle was initially chambered for the .300 Winchester Magnum (7.62×67mm) round and was initially chambered for the M24 rifle in .300WM caliber (which was initially employed in .308 caliber).
The M24A2 rifle is offered as an M24A2 rifle with a vertically adjustable cheek rest, 10-round detachable magazine, and Picatinny-type upper and side levers. The M24A2 rifle is built around the M24A2 design, with a detachable buttstock The M24A2 rifle is built around the design of the M24A2 and features a detachable buttstock, 10-round magazine, and top and side Picatinny rails.
The M24A2 evolved from the M24A2 into the M24A3, which is designed to fire .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition.
The M24 is known as a promising precision-guided sniper rifle that can withstand the rigors of combat employment. It features an impressive and nearly silent bolt action, which is due to a spring-loaded ejection port that ejects the cartridge case.
Weight (kg): 5.4 (without magazine and sights), 7.26 (with sights, carrying strap, and loaded magazine).
Length (mm): 1,168 (smallest size with buttstock).
Barrel length (mm): 610;
Firearms: 7,62 x 51 mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum (M24A3).
Principle of operation: Manual reloading, vertical slide bolt.
Initial bullet velocity (m/s): 830;
Range (m): effective range 800 (7.62×51mm), 1500 (.338 Lapua Magnum).
Munition: a detachable magazine with 5 rounds.
Sight: 10×42 Leupold Ultra M3A telescopic, detachable open sight.