In today’s choice for Pic of the Day, I highlight a Japanese soldier training with his M24A2 sniper rifle. It’s an oldie, but a go0die.  Let’s learn a little about it.


The M24A2 Sniper Rifle represented a significant evolution in precision marksmanship, embodying advancements in technology and tactical capabilities. This upgraded version of the M24 Sniper Weapon System, adopted by the United States Army in 1988, has been a reliable tool for sharpshooters, offering remarkable accuracy and performance.

Core Design and Ballistics

At its core, the M24A2 retains the fundamental aspects that made the original M24 a revered sniper platform. It is typically chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, known for its balance of range, accuracy, and stopping power. The rifle’s action is based on the Remington 700, renowned for its smooth operation and reliability, with a bolt-action mechanism ensuring high precision.