The M24 SWS has always been built on a long action for just this reason, so no need to swap actions and stocks. They foresaw a possible need to make the conversion when they moved from the M21 to the M24, but it has always remained a long action .308. Well, until recently I suppose.Charlie Petty said:Since the 300WM is a long action and the 308 is a short to convert would require throwing away the action and stock... you could rechamber the barrel I guess.
Seems a little like the MEU(SOC) pistols: the only original part was the WWII era frame.Charlie Petty said:I will never understand how these things work... they are required to use the receiver and trigger but I find it hard to believe that results in any cost saving... :?
Dan, do you really believe somebody who gets shot at and doesn't even hear the report for for two-three seconds is gonna look for a very small puff of smoke. They're gonna be starring at their buddy with a third-eye and getting small. Unless they're working within 300 yards(Which, of course, obviates the need for a 300WM)Flash and dust(Which they're all trained to minimize by placing a mat under the muzzle) won't be a problem. And you can bet the cartridges will be loaded with low flash/low smoke propellent. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for 'Tacticool objects' when they have a useful purpose. I would just see more usefulness in a good combination Muzzle-brake/flashhider. An area that's underexplored. Ever see a M4 in the dark? Major 'Here I am' sign.Daniel Watters said:While the suppressor does nothing for the supersonic crack of the projectile, it does serve a few useful purposes. It helps reduce recoil, flash, and dust signature. Sound suppressed .300 Win Mag rifles are already in service with SOCOM. For instance, NSWC-Crane modified the barrels of Mk 13 sniper rifles to accept the sound suppressor from the Mk 11 Mod 0 rifle.
As for range, the new Mk 248 Mod 1 load with the 220gr Sierra MatchKing is reported to reach out 300yds further than the older Mk 248 Mod 0 with the 190gr SMK.