I forgot to mention that K. is basing the balance of his complaints against the M-16 with the variant that the US first settled on, and at this time they were using a type of ammo that used surplus powder that contributed to ALL KINDS of fouling.
Most of the problem cleared up when they changed the ammo for a type with cleaner-burning powder.
But the real evidence that his complaints still carry some validity is that you see more and more troops seeking to carry the M-14.
posted on 04/17/2006 3:53:38 PM PDT
The M14 outshines the AK and the M16 in a lot of situations in Iraq, where it is common to need more power at longer ranges.
posted on 04/17/2006 3:57:17 PM PDT
(12 gauge, the original pepper spray)
Scope or no, fantastic rifle.
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