New Lease on Life for M14

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson has an interesting article on the M14:

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 Desert Storm, armorers from the 10th Special Forces group took M-14s equipped with a match barrels and fitted a gas piston on them for optimal performance, re-designating it the M-25. They replaced the stock with a McMillan M1A fiberglass one, developed a scope mount and added a Bausch & Lomb 10x40mm fixed-power optic or a Leupold Mark 4.

Hat Tip: Murdoc @ GunPundit

Steve Johnson
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  • Steve Steve on Nov 18, 2008

    I think it will be around for a while. The M24 was supposed to replace the M14/M21. The M110 is supposed to replace the M24 but the Army is still upgrading M24s ( http://www.thefirearmblog.c... ).

    With all the urgent expenses the military is facing, I think both the M24 and M14 will be around for some time.

  • Charles222 Charles222 on Oct 12, 2010

    Pfft. The EBR is now being issued to every brigade in Afghanistan at a rate of 2 per squad.