go back to the m-14
>>go back to the m-14
I’m for the original - M1 Garand. That puppy would fire in all kinds of weather, take more abuse than a rented mule and was, according to General Patton, the best rifle ever made.
Some of my fellow Marines told me about smearing axle grease on the M1 to keep it firing in the Frozen Chosin.
I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!!!
Have you ever toted an M-14 for any distance/length of time?
I have extensive experience with the 14, onboard ships and boats. I think it is a very good rifle, but I would hate to have to carry that beast in the boonies. In addition to that, as a gunsmith/armorer the M16/4 platform is much easier to service in the field and at the repair level.
I said this very thing on FR about four years ago and took a few flames for my troubles. My point was that some of the after action reports I’d seen indiacted the troops wanted a heavier round on hte order of 7.62. Low and behold, the Army started putting scoped M-14s in each squad in the hands of a ‘designated marksman’.