The M24 is a 7.62 mm sniper rifle featured in both ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Armed Assault

« The M-24 sniper weapon system is a 7.62 mm, bolt-action repeating rifle based on the Remington 700 (like the USMC M40).
The barrel is designed to be free-floating, thus improving its already great accuracy.
It is used with M3A 10X magnifiing scope. The M24 is accurate out to about 800 meters, but an experienced marksman can hit a target 1200 meters away.
Library Description
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M24 7.62 mm
Arma1-icon-m24.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Sniper Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.0001 rad
Variants None
Games
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The M24 7.62 mm sniper rifle.

The M24 is used exclusively by U.S. Army snipers in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

The M24 is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is chambered to fire the 7.62×51 mm NATO round.

It loads exclusively from 5-round box magazines, and has a maximum fire rate of just 30 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The M24 is always fitted with a folding (non-functional) bipod and uses a riflescope with a fixed magnification zoom of 10x. It does not come in any variant fitted with a muzzle suppressor.

As the U.S. Army's main sniper weapon, the M24 boasts both superior range and firepower to the 5.56 mm-chambered Mk12 SPR marksman rifle. Effective out to a distance of approximately ~ 800 metres, the M24 can potentially strike targets as far away as 1,000 metres depending on the user's skill. Accuracy-wise, the M24 is identical to the SLA's SVD Dragunov for engagements beyond 700 metres, though the difference is generally unnoticeable unless observed closely.

Its two main drawbacks are its low RPM due to being bolt-action as opposed to semi-automatic, as well as its meagre magazine capacity. Both prevent the M24 from being usable in close quarters as it simply fires too slowly and depletes ammunition quickly (unlike the Mk12 SPR).


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
12 900

The M24 only supports being fed with one type of magazine. It requires one free inventory slot to carry:

5Rnd. M24

Standard 5-round box magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.


Trivia

  • The M24's bullets initially retained visible tracers even when its magazine was not close to depletion (unlike the SVD). This was eventually rectified in Patch 1.08 which gave the M24's magazines proper tracerless ammunition.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« The M-24 sniper weapon system is a 7.62 mm, bolt-action repeating rifle based on the Remington 700 (like the USMC M40).

The barrel is designed to be free-floating, further improving its already superior accuracy.
It is used with an M3A 10X magnifying scope. The M24 is accurate to about 800 meters but an experienced marksman can hit a target 1200 meters away.
Armoury Description
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M24 7.62 mm
Arma2-icon-m24.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Sniper Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.00012 rad
Variants M40A3
Games
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The M24 7.62 mm sniper rifle.

The M24 is used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.

Overview

Returning from Armed Assault, the M24 continues to serve as the primary weapon of U.S. military snipers.

Statistics-wise, the M24 is unchanged from Armed Assault and has the same magazine capacity, muzzle velocity, and fire rate of its predecessor. It does however, have multiple camouflage finishes and also features a sub-variant designated as the M40A3.

Compared to the Mk17 Sniper, both weapons are chambered to fire the same 7.62 mm NATO round but the M24 is far more accurate against targets beyond 600 metres. It is more than capable of striking targets that are more than 900 metres away with impeccable precision (1,100 metre shots are possible but the operator cannot rely on the scope's mil-dots).

A two-man USMC sniper team lays in wait, observing their targets in preparation to strike.

For all its strengths however, the M24 also has one severe flaw in that it continues to use a bolt-action operation. This restricts it to firing very slowly when matched with other semi-automatic sniper rifles like the USMC's DMR.

Because of its longer barrel length, it is also unwieldy to hold in close quarters compared to both the Mk17 Sniper as well as the DMR. This lack of versatility means that the M24 is rather useless outside of sniper engagements, and should not be brought onto missions where fighting at short distances is expected.


Variants

M40A3

M40A3 7.62 mm
Arma2-icon-m40a3.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Type Sniper Rifle
Calibre 7.62×51 mm NATO
Magazine
capacity
5
Dispersion 0.00012 rad
Variants M24
Games
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The M40A3 7.62 mm sniper rifle.

The M40A3 is a modified variant of the M24 sniper rifle that is only used by USMC snipers.

The M40A3's sole difference from the M24 is that it is always camouflaged with a ghillie wrap that covers both the barrel and the sniper scope. The stock is also slightly different and has a cheek weld pad.

Like the M24, the M40A3 is also based on the same rifle platform but has no functional or statistical changes from the M24 apart from the aesthetic changes, which are purely cosmetic in nature.


Camouflage

  • Woodland: Two-tone olive green/light brown spraypaint scheme. Used on USMC M24s.
  • Desert: Two-tone desert tan/pale tan spraypaint scheme. Exclusive to U.S. Army M24s.
  • Green: Flat dark green paint scheme with a woodland ghillie wrap covering the barrel and scope. Only used on USMC M40A3s.

Ammunition

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.0009324 900

Both the M24 and M40A3 only support being loaded with one type of magazine. They require one slot apiece:

5Rnd. M24

Standard 5-round box magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.


Trivia

  • Despite being based on different modified versions of the Remington "Model 700" sniper rifle in real-life, the in-game M24 and M40A3 do not actually have any functional or statistical differences between the two (aside from the ghillie wrap on the M40A3).
  • Curiously, pre-release screenshots for the original M24 in ArmA 2 suggest that there was originally meant to be a separate version of the M24 that would have been similar to the M40A3, and would have had a ghillie wrap.
    • The render for this variant can still be seen but neither the model nor config exists for it in the final game (the icon can still be found in the game files).

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
OFP-factionicon-unitedstates.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines G36 series (G36C, G36K) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles G36 5.56 mmM16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mm
Launchers FIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136
Static M2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
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