Rock River Arms XM24
Rock River Arms XM24
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In a move that long-range fans will love and reminds the rest of us that not all things tactical need to be semi-auto and begin with the initials “AR,” Rock River Arms has introduced a new precision rifle designed for extreme long-range accuracy.

The new RRA XM24 Tactical is built to meet the performance requirements of defense professionals and special tactics members and comes in two of the top-performing long-range calibers— the .308 Win. and the .338 Lapua. Designed around MDT’s ESS nonfolding chassis to provide maximum rigidity, the XM24 Tactical incorporates 26-inch heavy-contour stainless steel barrels that have been air-gauged for maximum bore precision, cryo-treated for molecular stability and predictable harmonics and treated with a black matte nitride finish to enhance concealment and provide sustained protection from the elements on the metal surfaces. Bullet stabilization comes from 1:10 (.308 Win.) and 1:9.5 (.338 Lapua) twist rates.


The barrels attach to the 700-style receiver via a barrel nut system that delivers solid and precise fit and alignment. A crow-foot wrench is included with the rifle for barrel nut removal and installation.

Other performance enhancing features of the XM24 include an oversized bolt handle and single-stage TriggerTech Primary trigger system to provide precision trigger operation. Optic mounting is made easy with the included 20 MOA base scope rail. The rifle’s chamber is fed from a single-stack 5-round detachable box mag.

The precision, mission-deployable rifle comes with a guaranteed accuracy potential of less than ½ MOA when using premium ammunition.

The overall weight of the XM24 is 13.2 pounds, and the rifle measures 46.25 inches long. Rock River Arms has set the MSRP for the RRA XM24 Tactical at $5,265. For more details, visit

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  1. I don’t know. These rifles may not be an AR, but they sure try to look like one. Honestly, I don’t have any experience with this type of rifle and not interested, but I’m sure they do their job.

    • In what way does this rifle “try to look like” an AR?
      Why, because it’s black? Other than being black (and the grip), there’s no visual similarity.
      The stock looks far different, barrel looks different, forend/forearm looks different (short rail rather than a full-length rail), action looks different (manual bolt knob sticking out!), The only similarity to any AR is the grip. Having an ergonomic grip doesn’t make a rifle is “trying to look like an AR.”
      If you think a rifle being black means it’s “trying to look like an AR,” then you’re even more of a Fudd than me (and I prefer break-action single-shot rifles).

      • NJ, kinda like the man said about porn. Can’t define it, but I know what it is when I see it. Sorry I touched a nerve.

        • Actually, just remove that skeleton stock, replace with something more traditional, and that rifle actually looks pretty nice. The pistol grip looks a wee bit out of place on a bolt action, but I could get used to that easily enough. The bipod – hope it’s detachable. Very useful when you need it, not so much when you don’t need it. I most definitely don’t like the stock though.

        • “The bipod – hope it’s detachable.”

          This is hardly a rifle one would carry in the field and shoot off hand from the shoulder. One would likely either be using the bipod or some bags when shooting it.

        • The bipod is detachable. The whole handguard is mlok (you can see it without any attachments in pic 2). Top pic just looks like an atlas bipod with a pic to mlok adapter.

    • …especially since it says accuracy “potential” and not just accuracy. That word throws a lot of wiggle into the mix. And it seems to be everywhere on the www except for their own website.

      • Unfortunately they have to word it like that because so many run out and buy the cheapest junk range ammo they can and expect MOA or less. I’ve overheard conversations and seen shooters at the range when they were using Tula and off brand or foreign country stuff and “military grade” (which is 4” at 100 for acceptable accuracy BTW).
        The we get into scopes because yes they will buy the Walmart $100 scope and put it on the 5K rifle with heavy recoil and complain.
        Then they get into shooting position with the barrel laid across the hood or bed of the pickup and use it to support the weight.
        It’s the same people as to why we have warning stickers on auto fan blades that say don’t install while vehicle is running.

  2. “….barrels that have been air-gauged for maximum bore precision…..”


    Inspection methods have never maximized or diminished ANY parts precision.

    A much better way to convey the “bore precision” would be to provide the tolerance range deemed as acceptable. Defining the final bore sizing method would be more indicative of “precision” then the Inspection process that checks it.
    RRA needs to get their marketing dept some help from manufacturing engineering group when writing this stuff.

  3. Over $5000.00 for that, I think not. Old Ruger M77 in 270 or 300 win mag and it will take almost anything that walks on 4 legs (or two). Best part, I just saved $4,200.00.

  4. I have a Remington Sendero 25-06 blued fluted, scarce as hen’s teeth. I couldn’t sell for 5Gs however I would not trade it for this $5G bolt rifle or any other.

    • work with a gal that shoots that caliber.
      she’s got that joey lauren adams “sex kitten on helium” voice too.

  5. This seems more in line with the lower end Savage and Christensen chassis rifles which are priced at about half of this.

    I doubt much game will fall to these, particularly in .338 Lapua. Long range shots at steel. I got to shoot a Hill Country Rifle’s .338 L on the mile course at Whittington several years ago. Even with a bit of cross wind I was able to keep 5 shots on the 3’x3’ white square, the last 3 maybe within a 14” triangle. I was being coached by the builders of the rifle but it made a believer out of me as to the capabilities of the Lapua mag.

  6. I do not expect TTAG to shell out that kind of money for a review, but it would be interesting to see a comparison of the RRA rifle vs. say a budget friendly but 1/2MOA rifle.
    Then again I would also like to see a all around comparison of the PRS line of rifles they have available to them.

  7. the .308 or .338 thing is weird to me. no creeds seems odd for instance.

    also as a former Illinois citizen just say no to rra.

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