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Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Rifle)

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle [ 2011 ]

The M2010 ESR is a modern revision of the famous Remington Model 700 rifle which became the M24 SWS in U.S. Army service.

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The M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) was born in the late 1980s as a militarized from of the original Remington Model 700 of 1962. The M24 SWS designation was applied to the series by the United States Army who adopted the type as its standard tactical sniper rifle in 1988 and preceded to use it in the American wars since - Persian Gulf (1991), Afghanistan, and Iraq. From this excellent package has come the modern incarnation of the weapon through the Remington M2010 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) maintaining all of the qualities of the original with changes better suited to the modern battlefield. The U.S. Army has since moved on reconfiguring 3,600 of its existing M24 SWS stock to the new M2010 model. Service entry of the rifle was in 2011 with over 2,500 already in circulation (2014).

With its sound pedigree, the M2010 ESR carries over the accuracy and reliability of its predecessor and serves in the long-range tactical battlefield role. Externally, the system is quite a departure from the clean, solid stock version of the 1960s, incorporating more modern qualities such as an adjustable butt-plate and cheekpiece along its lightweight right-folding stock (the stock titled as the "Remington Arms Chassis System" - RACS). The folding stock allows for a much improved carrying profile by shortening the overall length of the weapon when in transit. Viking tactical slings also allow a shoulder strap to be used. Picatinny rail sections have been added over the receiver and at the handguard for the mounting of optics and various accessories including a folding bipod. The pistol grip is well-contoured to fit the hand with the magazine well (detachable box) situated just ahead of the M24-style trigger unit but slung low under the mass of the receiver. The fore-end of the weapon is slotted around the 22" long cold-hammer-forged stainless steel barrel. An AAC TiTAN QD suppressor is fitted over the muzzle and considerably reduces muzzle flash and aids in recoil. Overall length - with the suppressor fitted - is 52" and 46.5" otherwise. Overall weight is 12.1lb. The detachable box magazine seats five .300 Winchester Magnum cartridges and is managed through a manual bolt action operation.

The full M2010 kit includes both a hard and soft case, the Leupold Mk IV ERT 6.5-20x scope, suppressor, deployment kit, cleaning kit, and pouches for magazines as well as the other expected items (operator manual, etc.).

The U.S. Army conversion contract was awarded to Remington in September of 2010. Early in its career, the weapon was known as the M24 Reconfigured Sniper Weapon System (RSWS) and then later carried the developmental designation of XM2010. It is also recognized as the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR).©MilitaryFactory.com
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Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

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Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.

Inherent ability to provide suppression capabilities against target / target area.
Supports silenced / suppressed actions - by way of silencer, suppressor, or subsonic ammunition - for clandestine operations.
Internal action allows release of single round per trigger pull, actuating a semi-automatic loading mechanism for successive shots.
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
Supports mounting of optics (scopes) to aid in accuracy for ranged fire.
Aiming can be aided by use of a bipod support assembly, either as an integral part of design or option.
Design allows for user adjustability of certain components for customization.
Design offers mounting points for external, after-market hardware including laser aimers, flashlights, scopes, and grips.

Overall Length
1,180 mm
46.46 in
Barrel Length
558 mm
21.97 in
Empty Wgt
12.13 lb
5.50 kg

Optics (Leupold Mk IV 6.5-20x as standard)


Manually-Operated Bolt-Action

Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
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.300 Winchester Magnum

Sample Visuals**

Graphical image of a .300 Winchester Magnum rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed

5-Round Detachable Box Magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
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**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
3,935 ft
(1,199 m | 1,312 yd)

M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Rifle) - Base Series Name
M2010 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) - Alternative Name
XM2010 - Developmental designation
M24 RSWS (Reconfigured Sniper Weapon System) - Former designation.

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