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Old 04-28-2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

The Desert Tactical is of a bullpup design, the PGM is not. Is that the one you're thinking of? Yes, very nice systems, offer lots of options and no muss no fuss in changing the configuration or caliber. Pricey, perhaps, but not really out of line with the others in the field. Last I heard, an M24 ran the US taxpayers right around $6,700 a copy . . . and we're obviously not satisifed with it in its current trim.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

Thnis thread got interesting. I dont understand it all but it was very worthwhile. Guess Ill keep my 7mm Rem Mag. Thanks.
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Thnis thread got interesting. I dont understand it all but it was very worthwhile. Guess Ill keep my 7mm Rem Mag. Thanks.
I guess we got a little off track. I would just keep the 7mm. Unless you want to go to a .308, I don't think you're going to find any surplus any time soon.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

God i totaly forgot about the surplus ammo lol ya its not going to happen
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Thnis thread got interesting. I dont understand it all but it was very worthwhile. Guess Ill keep my 7mm Rem Mag. Thanks.
I couldnt stand it any more, a while back I sold my 7mm and bought a m70 300 win mag and I think its a GREAT caliber. A lot more horsepower than the 7mm Rem Mags I've had (6 of em). I compared the loaded ammo I have for the 300 and the 7mm and I didnt relaize til today that there was so much difference other than bullet dia. The 300 win mag recoil is more but isnt really unpleasant. I've only run 100 rounds thru the 300 at 300y then I reset the scope a bit so will re-zero and work from 300 to 425y to the new 600y range my local shooting club has just finished building. That ought to keep me busy for 2013. I may just clean everything else I have in the cabinet and devote my year to learning and wearing out the 300 win mag.
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I wish to reiterate again that the ARMY initially intended the M24 to be chambered in 30-06 but do to logistics the 308 won in the end.
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The 30'06 was NEVER a consideration! The USAJKSWCS sniper school instructors (SFC Dave Zavitz was on one of the 3 main guys then) did the original design and testing on would become the M24 in 300 Win Mag at Ft Bragg in the early 80s. BG Jim Guest (SF CMD CG) was behind it also. That was before there was a USSOCOM. We did not have the waiver authority that we have now and had to go thru the regular Army system. At that time I was going thru the same nut roll on square parachutes.

When they tried to get it fielded, the regular Army AMU jumped in and wanted the 7.62. US Army Special Forces Command wrote a "Letter of Requirement" for a 300 Win Mag in the early 82-84 timeframe.

In the food fight with the AMU (who runs the Army sniper schools) demanded the 7.62 and the final agreement was 7.62 but a long action so it could be upgraded later. The 30'06 was never a consideraton for either side.

The history of the M24 was all chronociled in the either the first or second issue of SNIPER magaizine this year with the names of the other instructors and exact timeframes.

Dave and I had long talks about this and the 30'06 was never a consideration! Dave's final work rifle (with an unnamed agency) was my 40x in the old 30-338 win mag with a mcmillan stock. The 30-338 Win Mag was a winning 1k and LR cartridge in those days.
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Ya I read that article a few months ago forget where but it was a good read.
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