Re: M24 rebuild program
You might be able to build a "better gun" for less, but you still won't have this particular rifle or the entertaining collection of USGI parts that comes with it. Clones are just that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,clones. This is the real thing, built by Remington with a small group of guys doing all of the work . It is a bit of history more than a hunting rifle.
Uncle Sam is not letting the recievers go, so you won't be buying a real one from the field, period. This is as close as you get. Unless you have a DD214 with the right information on it, you won't be getting one of these either.
I have a Custom Shop 40X that shoots 1/2 moa all day long and has done it for nearly 3000 rounds thus far. They can build a gun as accurate as any gunsmith peddling there stuff here.
I got to test fire several the National Guard used for training, all has thousands of rounds thru them, most had barrels that showed excessive erosion and every one could pass the accuracy spec to stay in service.