Skip to comments.XM2010 Kits Arrive In Time For The Holidays
Posted on 12/20/2010 8:59:57 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The U.S. Army has delivered, to troops in Afghanistan, 250 upgrade kits for their M24 bolt-action sniper rifles. These kids converts the M24s to the more powerful XM2010 sniper rifle. This main changed is allowing 7.62mm M24 rifles to fire the .300 Winchester magnum (7.62x67). This is a more powerful round than the NATO 7.62x51 round currently used in the M24. The conversion kit includes a new receiver and barrel, a new scope, a new flash suppressor and a folding buttstock. The XM2010 weighs 8.5 kg (18.7 pounds) and is 1.33 meters (52.2 inches) with the flash suppressor. The conversion of all 3,600 M24s will take five years and will cost about $7,800 per rifle
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The Big Unit.
The .300 Win Mag is an awesome round. Probably the best.
Dang. If they’re replacing the receiver, barrel, scope, and stock. What is left of the original? The trigger group?
Why not simply replace the entire rifle. Most of the major components are being replaced, so why risk mixing old with new?
.338 Lapua is better. Brits and Canadians using the .338 for a while now. I believe USSOCOM uses .338 but they get whatever they want.
.300 Winmag is an upgrade over 7.62x51 NATO for sure though. Especially at the ranges of shots taken in Trashcanistan.
Doesn’t sound like they replaced the cleaning kit either.
“$7,800 per rifle”
Ahhh... Government business.
They get more for the upgrade kits, than they would for a whole new rifle. AND, the rules allowed spending for 'upgrades' to current weapons, but not for 'new' ones.
Probably use the same sling, too.
Like the old farmer and his trusty old ax. He replaced the handle four times and the head twice, but it was still his trusty old ax.
The .300 Win. Mag. is a good round and better than the .308 but not by that much. It is not all that much more powerful than the old 30-06 if the 06 is loaded to it’s potential which it never was.
Anybody got a line on where I can pick up some tungsten tipped AP bullets (I load my own) in .308 or .30-06 and now I guess also in .300? Walmart seemed to be out of them last time I checked.
I wonder how it would compare to the M1C or M1D sniper Garands or the M1903A4 Springfield sniper rifle?
Aren’t tungsten heliarc electrodes about .17?
That's almost as long as WWII lasted for a few thou' rifles???? (Paging Albert Speer...)
Anybody have and favorites in .300 Win Mag? Commercially available rounds and rifles?
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