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Remington XM24 Sniper rifle Prototype
Original prototype built as a proposal for the US Army Request for Proposals (RFP) that culminated in the M24 sniper rifle. This rifle is chambered for the original concept caliber, .300 Winchester Magnum, chosen for superior accuracy and performance past 800 yards. The optic is a Leupold 24X with fine crosshair reticle. The barrel is a Mike Rock 5R stainless barrel with one turn in 12 inches twist.
This prototype was retained by the leader of the development team that offered this rifle design to Remington on behalf of their response to the US Army RFP for a new sniper rifle. Currently this design is still in service as the M24 rifle with the US Army and thousands of similar units have been sold to both civilian law enforcement and military tactical deployment units. Similiar units have also been marketed abroad to other nations.
This unit was tested at Camp Perry's 1000-yard line for long-range accuracy and received additional assessment from military ordnance officers. The end result of the project was the M24 rifle and this example can be considered the first prototype handbuilt for military consideration that received extensive testing and evaluation.