Army M24 Build Thread

Bakwa

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My M24.
Holds half MOA all day with FGMM 168gr.
Bout to sell it and gamble on a GAP in 6.5 though. I never thought I'd be moving away from 308, but here I am.
 

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lonegunman762x51

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I own a 6.5 and I'm still not sure what the fascination with 6.5 Creedmoor. I was shooting with a service team when they explored all of the 6.5 options around 2008. It duplicates .260 Remington, 6.5 Swedish and a host of other 6.5ish calibers from around the world all with a shiny new gun and slick advertising. Because it is new, it will shoot longer, newer bullet designs and there is not going to be a lot of rifles out there with too slow of a twist to disappoint shooters.

To me, it is an okay caliber that benefits from excellent marketing and the shiny object fixation of people who have to have the next newest thing. I wouldn't sell my M24 for one. With Remington Premier Match ammo, Federal GMM and the occasional decent lot of M118LR , my M24R easily shoots 1/2moa.
 
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mjh30

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Quick question, how does the M24R compare to the SPS level 700s? I assume it's tighter and smoother, right?
Not sure how to answer this, hard to compare an M24 308 long action that was manufactured in its own facility to a mass produced 700 sps. Personally the tolerances on mine seem to be every bit as good if not better than some of the custom shop 40x's I've had over the years.
 

Mister Ridge

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Not sure how to answer this, hard to compare an M24 308 long action that was manufactured in its own facility to a mass produced 700 sps. Personally the tolerances on mine seem to be every bit as good if not better than some of the custom shop 40x's I've had over the years.
Good to know. Might get around to picking one up this year.
 

lonegunman762x51

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I own both a 40X and an M24R, they are comparable. The 40 is an XBKS, kevlar stocked repeater, 27.25" bbl and is currently in an XLR chassis set-up. It is a short action and the M24 is a long action and there isn't a whole lot of difference and you would be hard pressed to notice your hand moved an additional 1/2 inch to chamber a round.

Both have exceptional triggers and both shoot exceptional groups, the 40X came with a .528" five shot test target and I have equaled it with the M24 and the same Remington Premier ammunition. Barrel twist rates are slightly different.

The Custom shop was easy to deal with and I ordered it set at a specific trigger weight with everything Duracoated black or a slate grey and specified the ammunition and bullet weights I'd be shooting. It took about four months to deliver the gun. It is lighter than the M24 even with more scope. I'd have to check my record book but my 40X has well over 2,500 rounds thru it now and still holds under 1 MOA.
 
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CavJock07

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Gents, I’m not an m24 guy but I’m hoping some of the subject matter experts here can help me. I recently had a rifle built that uses a Dakota LA bdl floor plate which I understand was used or can be used in an M24 build. Long story short the rifle doesn’t work. That is an issue unto itself that centers around the internal magazine. I am really trying to not ship it back to the builder because of how this all went down. Can anyone here tell me (I realize what I am asking) if there is a drop in dbm system that would fit into the inlet for my Dakota bdl system? I know it is a custom inlet on a custom rifle but I’m asking anyway.

Thanks in advance.
 

northeastgunfighter

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Northeastgunfighter, is that what you were quoted for the small deployment kit? The gb auction includes the Hardigg, d-kit, optics case, etc.
Thats what i was told. Remington no longer makes the small D-kit i guess. So mine was brand new, special order..that being said I had an industry contact who i served with back in the day make the call for me. He placed an order for 5 or so of them. brand new, as in tooled and built within the past year.
 

Bakwa

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I own a 6.5 and I'm still not sure what the fascination with 6.5 Creedmoor. I was shooting with a service team when they explored all of the 6.5 options around 2008. It duplicates .260 Remington, 6.5 Swedish and a host of other 6.5ish calibers from around the world all with a shiny new gun and slick advertising. Because it is new, it will shoot longer, newer bullet designs and there is not going to be a lot of rifles out there with too slow of a twist to disappoint shooters.

To me, it is an okay caliber that benefits from excellent marketing and the shiny object fixation of people who have to have the next newest thing. I wouldn't sell my M24 for one. With Remington Premier Match ammo, Federal GMM and the occasional decent lot of M118LR , my M24R easily shoots 1/2moa.
I agree. But because of said marketing, for factory ammo, it's become almost as available as 308. 260 and 6.5x55 are objectively better, but unless you reload or just so happen to stack one of the few factory options that may work well in your rifle, you're SOL with respect to feeding your rig. It's for those reasons I'll personally take 6.5CM over 260 and 6.5x55. It also exceeds 308 in recoil impulse, BC, and SD enough so that it makes it a good "do all" kind of round as well. For those reasons, I've begun to slowly stock more match 6.5CM ammo than 308 ammo, and have begun to exchange out 308 rifles for 6.5CM rifles. In the end, I predict that all of my short action bolt guns will be 6.5CM.
 

northeastgunfighter

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I agree. But because of said marketing, for factory ammo, it's become almost as available as 308. 260 and 6.5x55 are objectively better, but unless you reload or just so happen to stack one of the few factory options that may work well in your rifle, you're SOL with respect to feeding your rig. It's for those reasons I'll personally take 6.5CM over 260 and 6.5x55. It also exceeds 308 in recoil impulse, BC, and SD enough so that it makes it a good "do all" kind of round as well. For those reasons, I've begun to slowly stock more match 6.5CM ammo than 308 ammo, and have begun to exchange out 308 rifles for 6.5CM rifles. In the end, I predict that all of my short action bolt guns will be 6.5CM.
I've done the same. I own an M24 and plan on keeping it as a historical piece. With it being the only military issued rifle released back to the public since korea.. its a great thing to have. And its only going up in price. That being said, I keep one .308 rifle just to shoot every now and then.
 

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Gents, I’m not an m24 guy but I’m hoping some of the subject matter experts here can help me. I recently had a rifle built that uses a Dakota LA bdl floor plate which I understand was used or can be used in an M24 build. Long story short the rifle doesn’t work. That is an issue unto itself that centers around the internal magazine. I am really trying to not ship it back to the builder because of how this all went down. Can anyone here tell me (I realize what I am asking) if there is a drop in dbm system that would fit into the inlet for my Dakota bdl system? I know it is a custom inlet on a custom rifle but I’m asking anyway.

Thanks in advance.
Can you describe what the issue is in detail? What caliber is yours?
 

JUSTA3V

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Hey guys, I’m looking to build an M24 replica.

I’ve seen the Remington 700 5R but can’t find in left bolt also I want a 1” bull barrel in .308.

What action is used for that 5R rifle or what action should I start with?

Once I have that then I’ll get a 20-24” 5R 1”bull barrel and the stock used for the Remington 700 5R.


Now on another note, I do have a savage 11 trophy hunter XP that I’d like to do an m24 replica on if I can. Just have hard time finding stocks because it’s a lefty. Shoots great as is and the accu trigger is superb. I have got a 5R bull barrel already in stainless in 24” and twist rate of 1:11.25. Just need a stock and to have the action trued then I’ll have a smith assemble it for me.

The exact look I’m going for is the attached picture.

Any advice or help on stocks and anything would be greatly appreciated.

After doing one of those two m24 replicas I plan on getting a 300 win mag and doing a similar build but with a more tactical stock with more of a pistol like grip.
 

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northeastgunfighter

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Hey guys, I’m looking to build an M24 replica.

I’ve seen the Remington 700 5R but can’t find in left bolt also I want a 1” bull barrel in .308.

What action is used for that 5R rifle or what action should I start with?

Once I have that then I’ll get a 20-24” 5R 1”bull barrel and the stock used for the Remington 700 5R.


Now on another note, I do have a savage 11 trophy hunter XP that I’d like to do an m24 replica on if I can. Just have hard time finding stocks because it’s a lefty. Shoots great as is and the accu trigger is superb. I have got a 5R bull barrel already in stainless in 24” and twist rate of 1:11.25. Just need a stock and to have the action trued then I’ll have a smith assemble it for me.

The exact look I’m going for is the attached picture.

Any advice or help on stocks and anything would be greatly appreciated.

After doing one of those two m24 replicas I plan on getting a 300 win mag and doing a similar build but with a more tactical stock with more of a pistol like grip.
Might as well just go buy an M24.
 

JUSTA3V

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Well I like to build vs buy built sorta thing. But I also want a new.

But where can you purchase an actual m24 and what are the costs normally?
 

JUSTA3V

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How can I tell if a rifle is a BDL action or not? I do have a my eye on the Remington 700 SPS but don’t know if a BDL action. Also trying to find just an action stainless or blued but non say if it’s a BDL or not.
 

mjh30

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JUSTAV3, you can find the odd M24r on Gunbroker and the odd retailer will still have new old stock production M24's in stock, 2000-3000 perhaps for the price.