posted on 05/22/2010 12:00:50 PM PDT
No, rechamber the M-4 to fire the 6.5mm X 39mm round.
posted on 05/22/2010 12:06:41 PM PDT
(Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
I used to think that then I got to shoot an FN SCAR in 7.62. It is awesome, isn’t that heavy, mounts optics that are a pain on the M-14, has a folding stock which is nice for getting in and out of vehicles. Way nicer than the M-14 in the Sage stock.
posted on 05/22/2010 12:11:51 PM PDT
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posted on 05/22/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT
(Trust in God, question everyone else)
Yeah, especially since we either gave them all away or that fat turd bill clinton ordered them destroyed.
The m14 was a based upon the Garand and George Patton said the Garand was the greatest battle rifle ever designed.
Troops in Vietnam complained, however, that the 308 round was heavier than the 5.56 and thus couldn't carry as many mags of 308 as they could mags of 5.56. Also, the 308 was more difficult to control in full auto especially when so many troops adopted the spray and pray technique.
posted on 05/22/2010 12:27:19 PM PDT
The M-14 is still the best battle rifle the US ever made.
It's should not be fired in full-auto however...unless to clear a room from a stiff hip-mount.
The USMC used to regularly mix weapons in their rifle teams....30 Carbine, .45 Thompson and the M1 Garand were a common mix.
I see no reason why we wouldn't go about 50-50 with the M4 and M14...it's the same round used to the two machine guns currently in service....308 and .223.
posted on 05/22/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT
(The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
> Bring back the M14!
Exactly !!! In Vietnam I was issued an M14, 4 months later they took it away from my and substituted a crappy piece of junk called the M16. (Mine failed me in 2 different firefights). The M14 was a nice weapon. Accurate, long range and with lots of knock down power.
posted on 05/22/2010 1:14:56 PM PDT
(Comrade O has to go; FIRE OBAMA NOW !!!)
I like the sound of a .30 caliber weapon. A frickin’ gussied up .22 is not a suitable battle weapon. In my un-soldier-trained opinion. Them boys need firepower.
Again, it was never my honor to serve so I only have theoretical knowledge of this, I’m just flapping my lips.
posted on 05/22/2010 1:32:11 PM PDT
by West Texas Chuck
(US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
I thought the M-14 was a great rifle as long as it wasn't used in full automatic.
However, the M-4 is a variant of the M-16 it fires semi auto, or 3 round burst.
Personally, I like the 6.8mm round in the M-4 configuration. It shoots longer, more accurately and has more punch.
posted on 05/22/2010 3:13:34 PM PDT
Just read an account by a mother who briefly spoke to her newly deployed son. She said he asked for three things and ten M14 clips were on the list: "the new style (2-point plastic slides) - the old ones jam (1-point metal slide)". She was confused by it and wondered if she heard correctly. He trained on the M-4.
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