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Soldiers issued enhanced M14s
Ft. Campbell Courier ^ | 13 Sept 2012 | Spc. Kadina Baldwin, 1st Brigade Combat Team

Posted on 09/15/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, became familiar with their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty for their battalion Sept. 6, at Johnson Field.

The EBR is a magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon that also has a Mark-4 tactical scope and cantilever mount with an aluminum billet stock. The M14 EBR also has a new adjustable buttstock, cheek rest and M4-style pistol grip but can also be returned to its original configuration with no permanent modifications.

“Today we are practicing and familiarizing ourselves with our new M14 7.62mm weapon before we go to the range in preparation for our fall deployment to Afghanistan,” said Spc. Daniel Lueptow, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 327th Inf. Rgt. “Though I understand the need for adjustment for this upcoming deployment, I enjoyed the older model and did well with it on my last deployment.”

(Excerpt) Read more at fortcampbellcourier.com ...


TOPICS: US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 101st; airborne; alltheway; banglist; m14ebr
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1 posted on 09/15/2012 10:00:52 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

They should have done this back during Vietnam, instead of testing the unimproved and unreliable M-16A1 on our troops.

M-14 is and always was a much better weapon.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: smokingfrog

Can I get one?


3 posted on 09/15/2012 10:04:13 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: smokingfrog

4 posted on 09/15/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I couldn’t agree more.

I found one hidden away in the company supply room when I was with the 4th Infantry in 1970. Carried that thing all over II Corp and never had more confidence in a weapon.

Took it with me to the 1st Cav in 1970 and carried it all over the AO there. It really came into its own down south what with more open terrain.

9 mags was a load but small price to pay.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 10:08:17 AM PDT by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: smokingfrog
Springfield AA9626 M1A SOCOM 16 ($1532 - In Stock)
6 posted on 09/15/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: smokingfrog

So they want to go to war with a .30 cal vs. a .22. Who wouldn’t?


7 posted on 09/15/2012 10:11:25 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: smokingfrog

“their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty “

But will they let them have bullets?


8 posted on 09/15/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

http://www.armslist.com/posts/484235/minnesota-rifles-for-sale-—price-drop—springfield-m1a-supermatch—w—leupold-mark-iv-6-5-x-20-for-sale


9 posted on 09/15/2012 10:13:30 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks heavy


10 posted on 09/15/2012 10:14:06 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s the one I want, baby! It doesn’t have to have all the fancy stuff, that little bit of rail is all I need.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Can I get one?
right here....

http://www.fulton-armory.com/fultonarmoryusriflecal762mmm14-1-1-1-1-1-2.aspx


12 posted on 09/15/2012 10:15:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
No. You're scum uh, just a citizen.

Welcome to FR, BTW...

13 posted on 09/15/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1335 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: smokingfrog; Hurtgen

When I was with 3-12 Cav in Germany in the 1980s each of our platoons had a pair of M-14s (improved from 1960s issue) as sniper rifles. Several soldiers in each platoon when to a special course for their use and sniper training.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:43 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: smokingfrog

Tactically, I might not advertise this.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: smokingfrog

The old M-14 is still one of the best guns I have ever shot. I can hit the target extremely well with this gun.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 10:18:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Want!!


17 posted on 09/15/2012 10:19:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: buwaya

Weight 11.24 lb


18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:21:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s a beautiful rifle right there...is it usable for left-handed firers?


19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:24:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; null and void; smokingfrog

echoing N&V, welcome to FR. :)


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:26:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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