« 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

M24 7.62 mm
Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
Type Sniper Rifle
Caliber 7.62×51 mm NATO
Variants M40A3
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The M24 is a 7.62 mm sniper rifle used by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines in ArmA 2.


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 designed for it 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 that can be fitted with a muzzle suppressor.


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

The M24 serves as the primary sniper rifle of all U.S. Army snipers and is also the alternate counterpart to the M40A3 used by USMC snipers. It has superior range when compared to the Mk17 Sniper while firing the same 7.62 mm cartridge, but is also far more accurate and 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).

Although it's a bolt-action weapon as opposed to being a semi-automatic rifle, the M24 is actually rather similar both in terms of stats and handling to the USMC's DMR. However, the M24 is significantly more accurate at longer distances and has a higher zeroing range limit (up to 800 metres instead of the DMR's maximum of 400).

For all its strengths however, the M24 also has one severe flaw in that it uses a bolt-action operation. This restricts it to firing very slowly when matched with other semi-automatic sniper rifles. Because of its longer barrel length, it is also extremely unwieldy to use in close quarters compared to both the Mk17 Sniper as well 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 heavy urban fighting is expected.



M40A3 7.62 mm
Faction USMC
Type Sniper Rifle
Caliber 7.62×51 mm NATO
Variants M24
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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.


  • Woodland: Two-tone olive green/light brown spraypaint scheme. Used on USMC M24s.
  • Desert: Two-tone desert tan/pale tan spraypaint scheme. Used on 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.


  • 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