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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by brinky, May 19, 2013.
what would one have to do to convert a Remington 700 into a m24 and what would the specs be?!
You would have to get a mill spec barrel, put it on model 700 long action, and get the stock. I think the stock is HS Precision but I don't remember exactly. You can look that up though.
I've got a Remington model 700 with a mill spec barrel which is what's on the M24 but it has a short action and the stock is different. It's close enough to an M24 for me.
Ok, so what makes a mil-spec barrel? I one day want to get into long range shooting (1,000 yds +) but I don't want to break the bank doin it. Please explain further about how to make such a rifle out of a remington 700 action.
Take a look at the 5R models. Same rifling as mil spec. They r very accurate for about a grand.
Well, first, me personally, I like the M40 better. It's a short action rather than the M24s long action, why the army went with a long action is beyond me.
Second, the m24 is chambered in 7.62x51 NATO... You can't shoot 308. 7.62 nato is harder to find and doesn't have too many options when I comes to loadings.
A rifle chambered in 308 however will shot both safely.
Your cheapest / most viable options would be a Remington 700 tactical 20" or a 700 varmint with a 26" barrel. For me personally 20" isn't quite long enough but. 26" is too much, so I went with the tactical.
The varmint models are generally cheaper because of the cheap stock, but you will be changing that anyway and the tactical stock isn't much to brag about either.
Bell and Carlson makes some nice stocks with a lower price point than that of the $600-$900 McMillian or HS precision and are more than most of us will ever need. They are $250 or so.
All in, if you shop around and don't get crazy with things, you could build a very nice, very accurate rifle that looks a lot like the M24 or M40 and have well less than half the money in it.
For that much money why not go modern and get a Knight SR25?
You can buy the real deal if you are willing to pay for it. http://www.chuckmawhinney.com/m40replica.html
Whats a mill-spec barrel???? I mean I have Bartlien's and Krieger's for my 1000+ yard bolt guns and they have no stamp or markings stating mill spec. There is 5 rifling groves in these barrels, however, I do throw them away when they wear out which is farily frequent.
Far too often do people think mil-spec and high quality are synonymous. It can very easily be one without being the other... All mil-spec means is just that, military specifications.
That's the way they do it, not necessarily the best or only right way to do it, just their way.
I'm sure you can find something more comfortable than military specification combat boots to jog in. Mil-spec is overrated in most applications.
the reason the m24's are long action is so they could be converted to 300wm for greater range effectiveness.
the army is currently involved in doing just that
Yeah. All the military barrels I know of are button cut for rifling which is cheap which in my book is scheißen.
the only downside to the "replica" is that chuck's m40 actually used a 10x unertle scope
How did you get the Eszett?