The M14; To me its the finest battle rifle

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    Just got to give props to the M14 that has served me well for the last few years. Polytech receiver rebuilt with some USGI and commercial parts. Not one malfunction, not one!!! Always goes bang and does it in style and with accuracy.

    Here's some pics of a shooting excursion on a real windy day. It took a lot of brake cleaner to get that crud off.

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    Here's what a 600 yard range looks like. Can you see the targets??? My first time shooting that far and I hit the silhouette 6 out of 10 times with iron sights. Can't wait till the snow clears to go back

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    the M14 was a better weapon than the M16.

    It was just so damn heavy and it was llooonnggg.
     
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    You grandpappy wasn't complaining about the heavier M1 garand was he???:lol:

    I have carried the m14 through the woods on long hunting excursions. It just builds a little stamina.....

    The fiberglass stock should reduce the weight and they also are making them with 18" and 16" barrels now that should reduce the weight some. Hell, with all the toilet accessories that guys are putting on their AR15s the m14 probably weighs less on average. :lol:

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    My Grandfather was a doctor. B/c his foot was fused to his leg (no ankle) he was not allowed to serve in WW2. No matter how hard he tried, they all said no b/c he couldn't march.

    My Dad served in Korea. At the end he got to shoot an M16. I'll quote him here;

    "With the M1 you had to aim and shoot, with that thing, all you did was point and spray."

    Nobody wanted to use it b/c it was an auto. And in Korea carrying an automatic = dead.
     
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    Everybody has their favorites. I'll stick with the MG42......... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The M-14 is still in the Army inventory and still used on a small scale. Small teams where a 7.62mm weapon with full auto is useful, but an M240 would be too heavy and overkill.
     
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    If were gunna go there, lets go there.

    The MRK-48 torpedo was a great weapon to go fishing with. :blowup:
     
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    Gaak, cough, cough, yeah the M16's are good. M-14 was a great rifle for its time when you also had to shoot dinosaur's and bad guys .
     
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    Yeah but I have access to 3 working MG42s and 2 working MG34s, one Browning 30 cal amongst a score of others and access to a range to live fire. :D
    I don't have access to a functioning MRK-48. :(
     
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    Very few folks appreciate what 100 yards looks like. you picture of 600 puts it in perspective. 6 out of ten at that range is pretty dang good. We have a range here ware you can shoot them full auto. It is fun, but does not seem to productive. M-16's are better in full auto and with the burst feature you can really tear a target up. Ringel05, are you a class 3 owner ? you dont seem paranoid enough. I have a Bushmaster AR-15 lower that I put together. Do not have an upper for it yet. Might do it up like an M-4 or even go retro Vietnam era AR. I just dont know If I can get a hand guard that will work with a heavy barrel.
     

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