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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

U.S. Army’s M24 Sniper Rifle: Great Weapon, But Greater Range Needed | 19FortyFive

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In use since 1988, the bolt-action M24 Sniper Weapon System is popular throughout the U.S. Army. It is based on the Remington M700 and revered for its dependable accuracy. However, the 800-meter effective range is simply not getting the job done anymore. This was realized over the last decade and snipers in Afghanistan were using the semi-automatic M110 before the end of the war. Most special operators preferred the M110 and the Army conducted a competition between manufacturers which the M110 won.

 

Source: https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/u-s-armys-m24-sniper-rifle-great-weapon-but-greater-range-needed

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