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bigguy901
04-06-2011, 2:16 PM
Does anyone know the specifics on this particular M40 that was put out about 5 year ago. I know it was to replicate the 1966 Vietnam M40 and some new mod's were made. How does this compare to modern spec's?

Quiet
04-06-2011, 5:18 PM
Are you asking about what the USMC uses or the Remington Model 40 series?

AFAIK for the USMC, they took a commerical Remington Model 700 and then modified it in house...
1966 = M-40
1972 = M-40A1
2001 = M-40A3
2009 = M-40A5

The Remington Model 40 series is Remington marketing "sniper rifles" for law enforcement use and are not made to the USMC specs.

AFAIK...
G.A. Precision (http://www.gaprecision.net/mil-spec-rifles.html) is the only commerical manufacturer that makes (M-40A1, M-40A3 & M-40A5) rifles that meet the USMC specs and according to them, they build the M-40A5 for the USMC.

moulton
04-06-2011, 5:41 PM
Does anyone know the specifics on this particular M40 that was put out about 5 year ago. I know it was to replicate the 1966 Vietnam M40 and some new mod's were made. How does this compare to modern spec's?

If you want to replicate an m40, a member over at sniper central did one a while back. http://www.snipercentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11137

dfletcher
04-06-2011, 7:18 PM
At the Reno show a few years back there was what looked just like an M40 - same stock plain walnut stock, same metal finish - except it had been marketed by Remington as an LE rifle. It was priced at about $500.00 and I'm still kind of kicking myself for not getting it. No idea what the model was named.

Omega13device
04-06-2011, 7:23 PM
Maybe this is what the OP is asking about: http://www.impactguns.com/store/7283.html

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/rem/rem_m40_usmc.jpg

dfletcher
04-06-2011, 7:40 PM
^^^
The one I referenced looked the same, but it cost much less and the folks selling it specifically said it was modeled after the M40 but for LE.

bigguy901
04-06-2011, 8:02 PM
Omega13device is correct, the LE M40 is the one I am requesting information on.

Sikhawk
04-06-2011, 9:10 PM
here ya go wink wink :) http://www.chuckmawhinney.com/m40replica.html