reconfigure the M4 to fire a 6.5mm grendal.
And while you're replacing M4 Uppers, replace the direct gas impingment system with a gas piston system ala HK416 and others.
The M14 is not practical for today's mounted urban environment, which is why the M4 has displaced the M16. Can you imagine egressing an MRAP with a 46.5 inch long M14?
The M14 is appropriate for Designated Marksman and SOCOM use as mission dictates, but not as a universal infantry weapon.
posted on 11/15/2008 8:46:59 AM PST
I think 7.62mm is overkill in close quarters combat situation.
posted on 11/15/2008 8:48:34 AM PST
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The smallest technical and logistical delta for the largest payback in terms of reliability is definitely the HK416
. I am also quite certain that I want one with the burning passion of an exploding star...
posted on 11/15/2008 10:15:07 AM PST
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They make short barreled M14s.
And yes, they are VERY popular in Iraq. Nothing says stop like a .308. Plants the bad guys much better than the .223
posted on 11/16/2008 9:39:54 AM PST
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