K14 Sniper Rifle Review

    Small Arms Defense Journal has reviewed the K14, the Korean sniper rifle based on the Winchester 70

    The K14 is a bolt action rifle with turn-bolt action, in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber.  It is a very typical bolt action with not too many special or exotic features.  Since Korea has virtually no experience in this field, it’s natural that they were not trying to venture into something totally new and unproven.

    One interesting thing is that this rifle is roughly based upon the Winchester Model 70 rifle, while many other recent bolt action rifles follow examples of more modern designs, such as the Remington M700 action or Accuracy International’s AW series.  We can’t be sure what the reason was for this choice, and S&T Motive has not discussed this.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!