It looks kinda freaky, but it's still an old-school Remington 700 at heart:
Here's another look:
In The Last Bartender, Justin Gardiner, an Operation Enduring Freedom vet and black-market homebrewer, maintains a close working relationship with his trusty, bolt-action M-24, chambered in the flat-shooting .300 Win Mag. And yes, you may assume that it's a skill set that comes in handy at some point in the story...
Read more about the new M24 here: Army Upgrades the M24. Read the opening chapters of The Last Bartender here.