Shooting the GA Precision M24
The rifle shoots about as good as you’d expect a $3,300 rifle to shoot—near perfect. The gun weighs about 12 pounds with optics, and the HS Precision stock allows you to adjust length of pull for perfect eye relief. Trigger action is smooth and crisp but not excessively light – about 4 pounds.
The Leupold Mark 4 scope sits extremely low, thanks to high-quality steel rings and M24 base from Badger Ordnance. A Triad Tactical Stock Pack raises the eye to the perfect height.
A 20-round initial barrel break-in was shot from the bench using .308 Win. Federal 175-grain BTHP Match. Groups were good to start with—about 1MOA—but as the barrel came to life those groups shrunk and shrunk, with the latest and best being about .370 inches at 100 yards. This is standard accuracy from GA Precision and why they’re considered the best.
Down on the shooting mat, the long action takes some getting used to. Be sure you rack that bolt all the way to the rear to get the next round or all you’ll hear is a “click” when you pull the trigger. While I could have ordered the gun with a short action, I was going for some degree of historical accuracy.
Stay tuned for more testing at extended ranges. In the meantime, my initial impression of the GA Precision US Army M-24 is that this is the king of the Model 700s — for the long-range shooter, or the military gun collector — truly the best of both worlds.
GA Precision US Army M-24 Specs
Caliber: 308 Win / 7.62 NATO / 300 Win Mag
Action: Remington 700 Long Action
Barrel Type: 1-11.25 Twist, 5R, Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 24″
Stock: HS Precision, M-24 Stock
Trigger Guard: Steel M-24 Triggerguard
Finish: Matte Black
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About the Author: Corey Graff is the online editor for gundigest.com. His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as guns from the World War II era.
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