No poodle shooter

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Sgt. Jan Carlos Manzano of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, looks through his scope during security duty while colleagues conduct site surveys for upcoming civilian relief missions in Shiaha, Iraq, on Jan. 1.

Pic from Frontline Photos.

Comments

  1. Springfield must just love watching the Army failing miserably in their efforts to select a new rifle. The day we get into a war with a country that actually issues body armor, they will get an order for tens of thousands of M-14’s.

  2. Bram: Why would we order M14s when ‘high-powered’ AK-47s are so much cheaper? I’ve heard the AK-47 (and the SKS to a lesser extent) are so terribly dangerous to civilization. LOL.

  3. Murdoc: Doesn’t the SPCA have something to say about your poodle-based method of rating fire-arms? I was going to go off and explain the relative poodle scores of the guns being discussed here, but decided to bypass it in the interests of dog lovers everywhere.

  4. Bram: Why would we order M14s when high-powered’ AK-47s are so much cheaper?’ M14’s have a larger and far more stable bullet giving it fair greater effective range, power, and accuracy over the short russian .30 cal. Ak47’s are useless past 300m, 500-600m is possible with most standard NATO rifles in 5.56m but the stopping power leaves a lot to be desired at long range, 800m would the general max effective range of m14’s with decent barrels.

  5. Blue Falcon: I was joking. Nicholas: At least I don’t rate weapons by how many ‘French’ Poodles they can shoot. I’m a multilateral poodle shooter. You line ’em up, I’ll knock ’em down… All: Also, did you notice how the barrel of the M14 is so long that it barely fits in the picture? Not a problem with M4s. Sometimes size matters, like when you’re shooting poodles.

  6. All: Also, did you notice how the barrel of the M14 is so long that it barely fits in the picture? Not a problem with M4s.’ Apples and oranges.

  7. Apples and oranges. Not really. The 5.56 isn’t as much of a dog as a lot of folks like to say, but it is when fired from a too-short barrel.

  8. All: Also, did you notice how the barrel of the M14 is so long that it barely fits in the picture? Not a problem with M4s.’ No, the M4 has other issues, like the barrel being too short, resulting in velocity (what the 5.56 round relies on to kill the enemy) being too low. Besides, there’s no technical hurdles to making a short-barrel M14; Springfield already sells short M1As to civvies; a 14.5-inch barrel would be just as doable, and 7.62 wouldn’t be hurt as much by the shorter barrel (at least not at close quarters, which is where you want a SBR).