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#5595271 - 02/11/15 09:52 PM Civilian equivalent of M-24?
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What is the closest you could get to it?

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#5595418 - 02/11/15 11:23 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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#5595615 - 02/12/15 07:54 AM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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#5596103 - 02/12/15 12:51 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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Closest you could get? I dunno, 1000 yards? Depends on the shooter. grin
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#5596474 - 02/12/15 04:37 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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Do you want one as a collectable military weapon? Or because of it's accuracy?

I don't know anything about the m24. I had to read the links to see what it was. But how does it differ from a standard model 700 in .308 with a match barrel and externally adjustable trigger?
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#5596665 - 02/12/15 06:29 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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If I had yall's kind of money and wanted an M24

http://www.gaprecision.net/mil-spec-rifles/us-army-m-24.html

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#5596687 - 02/12/15 06:43 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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I think I'd rather have something like this, but to each their own.

http://www.texasbrigadearmory.com/m70.htm
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#5596691 - 02/12/15 06:44 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Do you want one as a collectable military weapon? Or because of it's accuracy?

I don't know anything about the m24. I had to read the links to see what it was. But how does it differ from a standard model 700 in .308 with a match barrel and externally adjustable trigger?


They are just Remington custom shop built 700s. The original barrels for M-24s were outsourced, but I think they are all in house now.


Edited by Colt W. Knight (02/12/15 06:44 PM)

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#5596726 - 02/12/15 06:59 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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Other than nostalgia purposes, what would be the reason for owning such a rifle? Long action, 308, bdl style floor plate, hs precision stock. None of those things seem to add up to an efficient rifle.

On the other hand, who am I to judge? Buy the GAP, and shoot the heck out of it.

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#5596768 - 02/12/15 07:23 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Mook]
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The 5R is basically the civilian equivalent. I have one, shoots lights out with a jewell trigger.

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#5596780 - 02/12/15 07:30 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Other than nostalgia purposes, what would be the reason for owning such a rifle? Long action, 308, bdl style floor plate, hs precision stock. None of those things seem to add up to an efficient rifle.

On the other hand, who am I to judge? Buy the GAP, and shoot the heck out of it.


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#5596807 - 02/12/15 07:42 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Didn't that cris Kyle fellow use a 24 in 300 mag to take a bunch of people's heads off?

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#5596837 - 02/12/15 07:54 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Huntmaster]
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Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
Didn't that cris Kyle fellow use a 24 in 300 mag to take a bunch of people's heads off?


Chris Kyle used a 300 Win Mag for most of his kills. He also used a McMillan TAC 338 Lapua on his last tour.


Edited by Toxarch (02/12/15 08:05 PM)
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#5596872 - 02/12/15 08:09 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
Didn't that cris Kyle fellow use a 24 in 300 mag to take a bunch of people's heads off?


Chris Kyle used a 300 Win Mag for most of his kills. He also used a McMillan TAC 338 Lapua on his last tour.


I think there's a good chance he used a M110 more if he was in urban environments a lot. I don't know when he deployed though. I think those were issued starting in 2008.

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#5596878 - 02/12/15 08:11 PM Re: Civilian equivalent of M-24? [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Other than nostalgia purposes, what would be the reason for owning such a rifle? Long action, 308, bdl style floor plate, hs precision stock. None of those things seem to add up to an efficient rifle.

On the other hand, who am I to judge? Buy the GAP, and shoot the heck out of it.


I can't think of any, but I have a lot of firearms that I own that are purely based on nostalgia.


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