Actually, Springfield Arms still makes semi-auto versions, the M-1A. I just bought one for my son. And there are still M-14’s in inventory in some obscure warehouse somewhere, I’m sure.
7 MM is tops! let’s get some sporterized mausers...
“And there are still M-14s in inventory in some obscure warehouse somewhere, Im sure.”
Not many (Clinton destroyed or sold a bunch) and the supplies and spares are no longer in the system. Plus... the M110 looks like an M16. Make the user less of a target than an M14 does.
M-1 Garands and Browning Automatic Rifles would probably deliver greater performance at 500 yards than the M-4.