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  • US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle

    04/28/2017 4:07:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies ^ | 27 Apr, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army soon will begin searching for a 7.62mm rifle to become its formal squad designated marksman rifle for combat platoons and squads. A recent directed requirement from Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn prompted Army weapons officials to write a new requirement, and most likely they will conduct a competition that will result in the service equipping each combat arms squad with a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle, Matt Walker, deputy for the Lethality Branch at the Maneuver Center for Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, told Equipping units with SDM rifles so they can shoot...
  • Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle

    02/07/2017 11:26:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | J Hines
    In the aftermath of World War II, the United States spent 12 years looking for a successor to the M1 Garand rifle. The new standard infantry arm was expected to be select-fire, lightweight, accurate, controllable, and fire a heavy .30-caliber projectile. It would replace not just the M1, but also the BAR and perhaps the M1 Carbine as well – a true universal weapon. Of course, these requirements were complete fantasy, unachievable in the real world – but that did not prevent Remington, Springfield Arsenal, and Winchester from trying to meet them. Winchester produced a proto M14 with select fire...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Comet and the Star Cluster

    04/11/2016 5:37:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, April 11, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Image Credit & Copyright: Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in 2000, underwent a 100-fold outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from Earth late last month. The comet was captured here last week at about magnitude 6 -- just bright enough to be seen by the unaided eye -- passing in front of the distant globular star cluster M14. Comet 252/P LINEAR is one of a rare group of comets that vacillate between the Earth and Jupiter every 5 years. How the comet will evolve from here is unknown, but...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as America’s battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded it—the shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...
  • Advise Tactical Scope M1-A

    06/08/2013 11:47:49 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 17 replies
    Self | June *, 2013 | Self
    I want to get a tactical scope for my M1-A to fill out a collection of several U.S. military rifles beginning with an 03-mark1. I am looking for one that most closely approximates what snipers currently use. I have narrowed my interest down to Leopold and Nightforce. It looks like I have to spend about $2,000. The technology part of the Nightforce website talks a really good story, but at the high end wouldn’t Leopold take the same care? Does anyone know which scope maker has the greatest presence in the military market? In terms of accessories I have a...

    06/06/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT · by ak267 · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 08/07/2010 | AK267
    U.S. RIFLE, CALIBER 7.62MM, M14 - OPERATION AND CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 36734 / Local Identifier 111-TF-2970 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). DESIGN AND CAPABILITIES - FIELD STRIPPING PROVISIONS - CYCLE OF FUNCTIONING - FEEDING, CHAMBERING, LOCKING, FIRING, ETC. - SEMIAUTOMATIC AND AUTOMATIC OPERATION. DVD Copied by Master Scanner Thomas Gideon.
  • Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy

    02/09/2013 7:05:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 88 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | February 9, 2013 | EXAMINER
    “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show...
  • The M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle

    03/08/2011 11:47:32 AM PST · by King_Corey · 154 replies · 3+ views
    American Rifleman ^ | 2/24/11 | Maj. John Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)
    The M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle The changing nature of the war in Afghanistan led to the re-issue of the 7.62x51 mm NATO M14 rifle. By Maj. John Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.) Not long after U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, al-Qaeda and its Taliban allies came to realize that America’s 5.56x45 mm NATO infantry rifles lost most of their lethality beyond 500 meters. Demonstrating their adaptability, the insurgents exploited Afghanistan’s sprawling valleys and distant mountainsides to seek engagements beyond the M16’s and M4’s effective ranges. This is borne out by U.S. Army data, which reveals that more than half of the war’s...
  • Army issues instructions for painting M16s, M4s

    05/23/2010 9:47:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies · 1,278+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 5/25/2010 | Defense Talk
    Soldiers already have uniforms that blend them into their surroundings. Now there's instructions on how to have a weapon that blends in too. In April, the Army released instructions on how Soldiers can apply spray paint to their M4 or M16 rifle, without decreasing the effectiveness of either the weapon or the installed optics. "The Army has always had techniques to camouflage the Soldier ... we have techniques for the Soldier and the equipment," said Col. Douglas A. Tamilio, project manager for Soldier Weapons, Program Executive Office Soldier. "We found in Iraq and Afghanistan that Soldiers were starting to paint...
  • New Lease on Life for the Beloved M-14

    11/20/2008 6:11:26 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 66 replies · 2,205+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Eric R. Poole
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated how critically important snipers are to a fight marked by urban canyons and high-mountain caves. Problem is, those highly-trained sharpshooters are in short supply, and the need for accurate, long-range fire has outpaced the services' ability to field one-shot killers. So both the Army and Marine Corps began a program to seed infantry squads with so-called "designated marksmen" -- call them "snipers-lite." The growing need to equip these new marksmen with accurized rifles prompted the Army to reconsider the role of the venerable M-14 rifle for the war on terror. Back in...
  • Montana Highway Patrol Upgrades (downgrades) firepower (switched from M14 to AR15)

    04/10/2008 6:59:04 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 69 replies · 326+ views
    The Daily Interlake ^ | 9 April 08 | NICHOLAS LEDDEN
    Crack, crack, crack. Three Montana Highway Patrol troopers, firing from the prone position, sent 15 rounds from their new rifles downrange in quick succession recently. The .223 caliber bullets punched easily through the plywood and paper targets, kicking up clods of dirt from the berm behind the range at Glacier Park International Airport. After officers from the sixth district-which covers Flathead, Lake, and Lincoln counties-qualify with the new weapon, every trooper in Montana will be riding shotgun with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. "They're just all-around more versatile for our day and age," Trooper Jerril Ren, one of the patrol's firearms...
  • Ruger M-14/5

    06/07/2007 8:08:29 PM PDT · by LukeL · 23 replies · 2,709+ views
    Just purchased a brand new in the box Ruger M-14/5 with a synthetic stock and brushed steel finish from the Assault Weapons Ban era, (circa 1999) got it for $460.00 Just wondering from all the experts here if I got a good deal and what kind of accesories I should get and how to go about properly cleaning it amongst other things.
  • Concern Growing Over U.S. Troops' Ammo

    06/07/2006 5:42:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 150 replies · 4,159+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 7 2006
    As American troop casualties in Iraq continue to mount, concern is growing they may be outgunned. That includes new questions about the stopping power of the ammunition that is used by the standard-issue M-16 rifle. Shortly after the U.N. headquarters was bombed in Baghdad in August 2003, a Special Forces unit went to Ramadi to capture those responsible. In a fierce exchange of gunfire, one insurgent was hit seven times by 5.56 mm bullets, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. It took a shot to the head with a pistol to finally bring him down. But before he...
  • New-era M14 alleviates reliability issues

    05/15/2006 6:01:44 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 96 replies · 3,783+ views
    Jane's International Defense Review ^ | 10 May 06 | Charles Q Cutshaw
    Responding to a US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) requirement, Sage International developed a chassis-type stock for M14 rifles that transforms the M14 into a 21st century enhanced tactical carbine. This stock is now being used to modify M14 rifles at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana. The result is the Mk 14, Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR), which can be obtained by any force that uses M14 rifles either by purchasing the EBR stock and converting existing M14 type rifles or buying a semi-automatic-only version of the Mk 14, Mod 0 from US company Fulton Armory. The conversion...
  • An e-mail concerning weapons and tactics of the OIF and the Jihadists

    11/26/2005 6:02:06 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies · 1,686+ views
    self | 11/26/2005 | anon
    The following is an e-mail I got from someone who is in Iraq now, and discusses tactics of the Jihadists and wepons and thei effectiveness. This is a must read.
  • Military Looking at replacing 5.56 NATO -- Freeper HELP NEEDED

    11/16/2005 11:36:11 AM PST · by tightwadbob · 56 replies · 1,925+ views
    VANITY | tightwadbob
    Within the last week, there was a link here that discussed the military wanting to replace the 5.56 Nato with 7.62 NATO or some other round. I have used every search word I can think of but still can't locate that thread. Can anybody give me the link, PLEASE?
  • Weapons of the World: Little Bullets (5.56) Lose Respect

    11/15/2005 2:32:39 AM PST · by holymoly · 247 replies · 7,734+ views
    Weapons of the World ^ | November 15, 2005
    November 15, 2005: The U.S. Army’s cancellation of the XM8 (a replacement for the M16) reflects disenchantment with the 5.56mm round, more than anything else. While the 5.56mm bullet was OK when used in an automatic weapon, it is much less useful when you have so many troops who know how to shoot, and can hit targets just as easily with single shots. In addition to better shooting skills, the troops also have much better sights, both for day and night use. It’s much more effective to fire less often, if you have troops who can do that and hit...
  • Weapons Evaluations From A Marine Iraqi Vet

    11/14/2005 2:57:02 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 3,064+ views
    Web BBS ^ | 11/14/05 | Retired Gunny
    The note below is from one such friend who did West Point, retired after 23 years as an Army infantry officer (06) and then taught math at the Academy for several years. It's a weapons and tactics assessment note from a Marine Gunnie friend of my friend. I found it interesting and useful and trust you will too. - Dan Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a...
  • Wounded Marine gets help via (gun) show (Veteran raffles off M-14 to help soldier)

    01/15/2005 5:41:56 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 687+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 1-14-04 | Jo Collins Mathis
    Wounded Marine gets help via show Howell Veteran raffles off his M-14 at gun show to raise funds for soldier Friday, January 14, 2005 BY JO COLLINS MATHIS News Staff Reporter Every day, John Lundberg of Howell spends four or five hours visiting patients at Ann Arbor's Veterans Administration Medical Center. "Nothing in my life is as important as letting these guys know someone out there cares," said Lundberg, a Marine who fought in the Vietnam War and now works as a court officer in Livingston County. During the last few months, Lundberg's been touched by one patient in particular....
  • Caption Time! (Army Sniper)

    11/22/2004 11:40:52 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 100 replies · 6,691+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/22/2004 | n/a
    A happy face smiles back from the scope of a U.S. Army sniper's rifle, during a mission searching for insurgents in Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. U.S. and Iraqi forces in Mosul have been working put down an uprising launched by guerrillas who seized police stations and other sites. (AP Photo/Jim MacMillan)