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Old 02-19-2011, 08:44 PM
ersoz ersoz is offline
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Originally Posted by ManiacallyChallenged View Post
Super nice work!
Reminds me, anybody know why the M14 is our rifle of choice here? I'd almost prefer an FAL type.....
I think the M-14 rifle is in many ways a "historically significant" weapon.
According to the related Wikipedia article which I can not say is 100% correct or not:
"It was the last so-called "battle rifle", a term applied to weapons firing full-power rifle ammunition, issued in quantity to U.S. troops."
Also, in my opinion, as designer, it is a beautiful rifle.

There must be "technical" reasons which I'm not aware of due to the lack of my firearm knowledge. (I'm here to learn )

I hope Nyles and many others among us share their extensive knowledge with us so we can learn more about this wonderful rifle. Also, it would be nice to hear from those who had first hand experience.

[Forrest has finished assembling his M-14 rifle]
Drill Sergeant: GUUUUUUMP! Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?
Forrest Gump: [confused] You told me to, Drill Sergeant?
Drill Sergeant: Jesus H. Christ!
[looks at stopwatch]
Drill Sergeant: This is a new company record! If it wouldn't be such a waste of a damn-fine enlisted man I'd recommend you for OCS! You are gonna be a general someday, Gump, now disassemble your weapon and continue!
"Retreat? Why retreat? We are killing lots of them."
-Brigadier General Tahsin Yazici-
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