Here’s another infantryman with an M14. This time it’s in Afghanistan, with a soldier in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (I think – all the other Army pics with ID are of the 501 PIR).
If the 5.56mm NATO round is sufficient, why isn’t this soldier using an M16? He isn’t, and I think that indicates that the 5.56 just doesn’t cut it. I realize that sharpshooter types have different responsibilities than regular troopers, but the advantage of the 7.62 must be pretty significant if we’re seeing it with the Strykers, with the 101st, and in Afghanistan.
I’m just saying.