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Old 03-12-2013, 02:18 AM   #11
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Im just a young gun admirer, i didnt mean to insult anyone or the service.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #12
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Im just a young gun admirer, i didnt mean to insult anyone or the service.

That's okay, son, I kinda figured that was the story--it's just that military people are a bit touchy about people claiming to be members of the brotherhood. It's fine and admirable that you plan on becoming an officer and good luck to you.
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Thank you, its going to be a interesting road to take.

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A vast difference in the cost of the cartridges you are interested in.

The M24 and M40 at the time of their development were closer to sporting rifles. So, no clearance is required to build a rifle to similar specs. Some of the first rifles pressed into service with the Marine Corps as sniper rifles in Vietnam were basically Winchester model 70 and Remington 700 match rifles that had been in use as " recreational " firearms used in matches. They weren't "hardened for combat use". So the optics, barrels, etc were upgraded later. Them the M40 was developed out of experience gained in the field.

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So buy a Remington 700 for a base then swap out barrels and optics to change caliber or into a M24 or M40?!

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If you got a heavy barreled Remington 700 in .308 and bedded the action into a nice McMillan stock and added a nice scooper from Night Force or US Optics you would have a platform that is a good start toward being as capable of the m24 or m40. Once you get enough practice and use to outshoot the stock barrel's capability you could upgrade to a Douglas or Shilen barrel. Those platforms are not any more magical than any other strongly built match grade Remington 700. The magic lies in the training, skill, and experience if the guy behind the rifle.

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