M14 Picture

Haven’t posted an M14 picture lately:

11/17/06 – U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Wiley demonstrates shooting an M-14 rifle to Iraqi Highway Patrol (IHP) police officers during close-quarters marksmanship training Nov. 17, 2006, at the Al Samud IHP Station in Iraq. Wiley is a platoon sergeant with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Olanrewaju Akinwunmi) (Released)


  1. The M-14 is a sniper rifle, of sorts. The M-21 is an accurized M-14 with scope. It’s a full on sniper rifle and designed specifically for that purpose. A decent M-14 would not be much worse. It still has much better range than an M-16/M-4 due to the significantly heavier bullet, and a much better one-shot-kill performance. It’s heavier and has more recoil – but if you’re firing single shots, that’s not much of a disadvantage. Having one guy in each squad with an M-14 or similar can’t be a bad thing IMO. From what I understand, the M-14 makes a reasonable assault rifle, and a good sniper rifle, while the M-16 makes a good assault rifle but a middling sniper rifle

  2. The M-14 is far more reliable and accurate than the M-16. It is arguably the best standard issue rifle ever used by American troops. Also, people struck by the .308 M-14 tend to fall to the ground immediately and die, rather than continue trying to kill you as is often the case with M-16/M-4.