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Military rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BlazingAngel01, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. BlazingAngel01

    BlazingAngel01 Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    For anyone that has been in a Military Rifle match. Can a Remington 700 count as a military rifle or do I need to go shopping? I was thinking it can because it is a M24 type but does it fit the bill in the .308?

    The M24 is fit for the .300 Win mag.
  2. peck1234

    peck1234 Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Ya the 700 basically is a M24, super accurate, low recoil!!! I say go for it! black on black, .300 .or 3.08!!! :)
  3. CavalryJim

    CavalryJim Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Depends. If you build it as an M24 sniper rifle, it would be legit for use in F-class Service Grade competitions but not as a service rifle in NM competitions.
  4. huckster

    huckster Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Like cavalry jim said - but one other option, without optics on it it would be legal in the unlimited class of NRA Highpower rifle competitions.
  5. dhendricks

    dhendricks Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Most Military rifle matches or service rifle matches are geared specifically to weapons that were "issued" to the grunts by the military. Rifles such as '03Springfield, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, AR-15 (because the M16 is full auto), K-98 Mauser, etc are expected to be as issured, even commercial equivalents are not permitted. Because the majority of those rifles are semi auto and use detachable magazines or can be fed with a stripper clip , matches are set up for 2 shots followed by 8 shots(or 5 and 5) in the rapid fire strings. The 700 (although accurate) does not have the magazine capacity to keep up with the other rifles. Check out the Civilian Marksmenship Program website (www.odcmp.com) for more information about matches and affiliated clubs. Many of the clubs have "loaner" rifles that you can use in a match before making the commitmant to purchase a rifle
  6. Swampy

    Swampy Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    SouthWest MO

    Most "military rifle" matches are geared to general issue turnbolt rifles such as the Mausers (military configuration only), K-31, Enfield, '03 Spfld, etc..... that date from 1950 and before.

    The Remmy 700 does not fit the bill here. It never was a general issue weapon in any military organization. Note that even specailly modified versions of the '03, Enfield, Mauser sniper rifles are not allowed in "Military Rifle" matches.... General issue versions only.

    In NRA Highpower there are two divisions. Match Rifle and Service Rifle. Service Rifle consists of M16 (AR15), M14 (M1-A), and M1 rifle only. Match Rifle consists of any other rifle that has a magazine of at least 5 rounds and a caliber no larger than .32 (IIRC here, could be off a bit on the top end caliber allowed.)

    The Remmy 700 would be considered a Match Rifle, but in order to participate in Highpower it would have to be modified to feed from a stripper clip and have iron match sights installed.

    If you want to shoot a Remmy 700 more in an M24 configuration with scope, you will be limited to F-Class competition (Prone from a rest) or sniper-tactical matches.

    Bottom line... the Remmy 700 does not qualify for any type of "Military Rifle" type of competition that I'm aware of..... The exception to this would be some local group that is "doing it's own thing" and not following any form of nationally established form of rules... and might be allowing the 700.

    Best regards,

    Garands forever
  7. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    You'd have to check with your club or the match org. to be sure.

    FWIW, at our club we have an semi-formal "Military Rifle" match once a month during the mild weather seasons. We're pretty flexible as far as caliber and op systems go but it has to have been one which was general or secondary issue to line troops at one time or another.

    None of the genuine or ersatz 'sniper' versions from any country will qualify, and everything else must be in essentially 'as issued' configuration as far as sights, etc. to play.
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