When I last wrote about the M24 (Remington 700) I had found out that Remington was in the trial stages of fielding a new rifle the US military is calling the XM2010 (XM = Experimental Model).
The contract was awarded to Remington late 2010. As of January 2011 The Army begin fielding 250 of the 3,600 Rifles ordered.
Specs from PEO soldier
|Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range
5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload with the additional option to change out ammunition quickly
Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy
Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments
Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range /Tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle; fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight
Quick attach/detach AAC muzzlebrake and suppressor to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors
The ballistics table on this weapon for Effective range is 1,200 meters which is a 400m increase over the M24A2 chambered in the 7.62NATO round (800m)