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US sappers are interested in rifle M14 EBR

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Interesting news slipped from the US Air Force sappers, who finally realized that the 5,56 caliber sniper rifle millimeters for the destruction of unexploded projectiles is clearly not enough and they need something more long-range and powerful. Oddly enough to replace not the best arms for the sapper's tasks, not a large-caliber sniper rifle was chosen, although such a weapon would not be superfluous, but a rifle with a 7,62 caliber of a millimeter M14, or rather, its version of EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle). I think it would not be superfluous to run over all the M14 to at least know in general terms what kind of weapon it is.

It all began in 50-60-ies, when, on the basis of the M14 rifle, it was decided to create a more accurate weapon, that is, a sniper rifle. We will not touch stories The appearance of the M14 itself, despite the fact that it is quite interesting, is today a bit about other weapons, although the wide distribution of these weapons outside the United States, when the army of the “three-letter” country refused a rather bulky weapon in favor of a more compact sample and distributed these weapons everyone in need Not for free, of course, not the Soviet Union after all. In fact, the M14 had a strong influence on the further development of firearms in many countries, and it would be quite problematic to list all the samples in which these weapons were taken as a basis. For this reason we confine ourselves, even if it is sufficiently extensive, but by no means a complete list of the most well-known M14 sniper rifles.

M14 DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) Sniper Rifle

The first of them can be safely called М14 DMR, which appeared as a result of the Designated Marksman Rifle program. From the name of the weapon immediately become clear the tasks that were set in front of this sniper rifle. Thus, it was required that the weapon could be guaranteed to hit a fixed target standing to its full height, at a distance of 600 meters, while the effective fire was planned to be conducted at a distance of 1000 meters. All this was realized by the patron of the NATO standard 7,62х51. In general, the weapon turned out to be fairly simple and reliable, it was tested in combat in Afghanistan, and although the rifle looks not as modern as the latest fashion models of weapons, the M14 DMR is not inferior in its characteristics to most good self-loading sniper rifles chambered for 7,62х51 .

The weapon’s automatics are inherited from the progenitor, i.e. the M14 rifle. An automatic system was built around the removal of powder gases from the barrel bore with a short stroke of the gas piston, and the piston itself is located under the barrel of the weapon. A remarkable feature is that the powder gases pass not only through the hole in the barrel to get into the gas chamber, but also turn the hole in the piston itself. Such a slight complication of the design made it possible to cut off the supply of powder gases, that is, at a certain moment the supply of powder gases to the chamber is stopped by the piston itself, which made the automaticity of the weapon fairly smooth and only positively affected the accuracy of the weapon.

The rifle received a barrel with five cuts of sufficiently high quality, the length of the barrel of the weapon is 559 millimeters. In addition, the device was specially developed silent shooting for a rifle, as well as a muzzle brake-recoil compensator. The butt of the weapon and the bed are made of fiberglass, the bipods can not only fold, but are also removed during transportation. The butt is adjustable in length by a set of plates that are smoothed under the butt pad, but the emphasis for the cheek is more thought out and its adjustment is carried out with two screws with relatively large heads. It feeds weapons from detachable box magazine with a capacity of 10 cartridges. The weight of the weapon without ammunition and telescopic sight is 5 kilogram. The total length of the rifle is equal to 1112 millimeters, but here it is necessary to take into account the length of the muzzle brake-compensator recoil and adjustable butt length.

M14 SOPMOD and SOPMOD II sniper rifle

Much more modern version of the weapon is a sniper rifle M14 SOPMOD developed by TROY, and although the cover of the book does not judge, in this case, the weapon has something to boast. First of all, it should be noted that the designers of the company have set themselves (or they have been set) an almost impossible task. So it was required to create a sniper rifle chambered for 7,62x51, which would be similar in size and weight to the weapon chambered for 5,56x45, but it also had the characteristics of larger models of weapons. With such a task, I would not even think about turning to the bull-pap layout, even despite its individual negative qualities, since if they require compactness, then eat a little hair, but there will be some nuances. The designers of the company TROY found another solution, namely, they completely reworked the weapon in order to reduce the dimensions of each part, within reasonable limits naturally.

In general, there was nothing much to cut there, but some of the results were achieved. So a weapon with a barrel of maximum length (457 millimeters) began to have a length of 889 millimeters with a weight of 3,75 kilograms. It seems to be not impressive, but the result is definitely there. In addition, 305, 356 and 406 millimeters can be mounted on a weapon, which will further reduce the weight and dimensions of the weapon, but will naturally affect its characteristics. In general, the designers managed to at least partially accomplish the assigned task, retaining the classic layout of the weapon.

In the best traditions of modern times, the rifle received a bunch of picatinny-type slats, which should help increase the weight of the weapon with the help of many additional devices. It is worth noting positively that the butt is adjustable in its length, though in steps and with a sufficiently large pitch, and also has an adjustment for the height of the cheek support. An interesting detail is a nadulny device with a flame arrester, the main function of which, apparently, afterburning powder charge with a small barrel length, as it is installed only on the shortest versions of the barrels, although the small volume of this cylinder is somewhat embarrassing.

Much better with the task of reducing the length of the weapon while maintaining the normal length of the barrel handled in another company, namely in Springfield Armory. Honestly, I personally believe in the achievements of the company with a very large amount of work, or rather, it is impossible to believe at all. The fact is that the numbers say the following: the length of the barrel is 730 millimeters, the length of the rifle 946 millimeters. Looking at the image of the weapon, the location of the store and the overall proportions of the rifle such results could be achieved only if the bolt, moving back, not only removed the cartridge case, but also took out a new cartridge from the magazine, dragging it back to pick it up . Just like it happened in a gun Webley mars, but it’s hard for me to believe in such interesting decisions in modern weapons, because very few designers are ready to spend their working time at least to create not a weapon, but a masterpiece and everyone dances around the worked out schemes, finally stopping any development. The fastest sizes are indicated without the butt length, then, more or less, they become plausible, in general, we leave these figures on the manufacturer’s conscience.

M14 EBR sniper rifle

Well, finally came to the weapon that was the reason for writing this article. Although with a slight delay, it should be noted that the name M14 EBR is not entirely correct for this rifle, its full name is Mark 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle or M1A EBR, but to emphasize its relationship to the M14, very often it is not entirely correct .

This weapon is a rather beautiful pile of light alloys, plastic and steel. As for me, the rifle looks too festive in any of its performance, it can be nothing for exhibitions, but I personally adhere to minimalism in weapons, reasonable, of course. On the other hand, the forearm bristled with fastening straps on all sides, butt was removed from the previous model, that is, adjustable in length in steps and with adjustable cheek rest. In general, the beauty and the ability to install anything and everything on the weapon is good, but a lot of changes were made inside the rifle. Virtually everything inside the weapon was recalculated, and although the principle of operation remained the same, not a single detail remained from the original M14. The supply of ammunition, gas reducer, bolt carrier, and so on, all have undergone modernization. The result of all this, I think, will greatly shake those who believe that the basic parameters of the weapon depend only on the cartridge and the barrel. The increase in the speed of a bullet from 855 meters per second to 975 is not bad at all, in my opinion, but in principle nothing has changed. Initially it was planned to produce weapons with 16 and 18 barrel lengths inches, but stopped at a longer version of the barrel, but the butt guides were slightly shortened, so that a very long-armed weapon would be inconvenient.

This weapon attracted the special forces of the United States Air Force, as well as "Seal", though in small quantities, and now sappers.
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  1. bunta
    bunta April 19 2013 09: 14 New
    +5
    Such results could be achieved only if the bolt, moving back not only removed the spent cartridge case, but also removed a new cartridge from the magazine, dragging it back so as to pick it up when moving forward. Like the way it happened in the Webley Mars pistol, but I hardly believe in such interesting solutions in modern weapons,


    Let me express my opinion on this. hi In such a scheme, the store window is located directly under the breech of the trunk. Of course, its heating is transmitted to the upper cartridge. For carbines, this is excusable. No sniper weapons.
    1. Castor oil
      Castor oil April 19 2013 13: 29 New
      +1
      Quote: bunta
      Let me express my opinion on this. hi In such a scheme, the store window is located directly under the breech of the trunk. Of course, its heating is transmitted to the upper cartridge. For carbines, this is excusable. No sniper weapons.

      Enlighten then, and in the rest shopping rifles where is this very "store window (receiver)" located, how far from the chamber? wink
      1. bunta
        bunta April 19 2013 15: 11 New
        +2
        And you take a look at the Webley Mars scheme and remove the questions by hand.
        1. scrabler
          April 19 2013 17: 13 New
          +2
          I forgot to insert a reference inside the article on the gun, now we'll fix it smile
        2. Castor oil
          Castor oil April 19 2013 20: 30 New
          +1
          Quote: bunta
          And you take a look at the Webley Mars scheme and remove the questions by hand.

          In the elderberry garden, and in Kiev, uncle ... how everything is running winked
          At least then you would not compare with this, I won’t be afraid of this word, the pinnacle, of technical weapons thought wink from Webley of the century before last, and even with a comparable at least a little closer in purpose, such as the LeFosche system of a hairpin revolving gun.
          Although you are right in something - to give the amers to all the Vebley of Mars, let them lengthen them and wet the heaps without overheating the ammunition, and then they will rejoice. fellow
      2. Civil
        Civil April 19 2013 23: 23 New
        0
        and what do we use?
      3. bunta
        bunta April 20 2013 15: 12 New
        +1
        Quote: Castor_ka
        Enlighten then

        In the "remaining" store rifles, the store window is not under, but behind the breech (patronikom). In the diagram:
        - 1 is the "rest"
        - 2 scheme in Webley Mars;
      4. bunta
        bunta April 20 2013 15: 16 New
        +1
        Quote: Castor_ka
        Enlighten then
      5. bunta
        bunta April 20 2013 15: 29 New
        +1
        On the diagram:
        1. "The rest of the store rifles"

        2. The Webley Mars scheme we are considering

        location "shop windows" I will not show on the diagram. From the principle.
  2. pinecone
    pinecone April 19 2013 09: 28 New
    +2
    Clarification. "Air Force Minesweepers" sounds ridiculous. Probably the so-called "US Air Force engineering squadrons", an analogue of the Soviet engineering and airfield battalions.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 19 2013 16: 47 New
      +1
      I don’t understand at all, why the hell is a goat button accordion? Why do sappers need a sniper rifle ???? Usually ammunition is destroyed by a superimposed explosive. A rifle firing at shells request nepoymy. Like a cannon on sparrows. The article should be called differently, about sappers only in the first paragraph and at the end. request
      1. scrabler
        April 19 2013 17: 04 New
        +3
        Well, here it was necessary to somehow highlight this event, and therefore linked with several rifles smile Type news, but not news wink Goat bayan is needed in order to destroy an unexploded bombs, for example, I would prefer to shoot at it rather than approaching once again to her, if this is not necessary. Well, something like this. Why did I only need a rifle chambered for 7,62x51, I do not understand.
        1. Sirocco
          Sirocco April 19 2013 18: 48 New
          +2
          Quote: scrabler
          to destroy an unexploded bomb

          As an option wink But how often do you come across unexploded bombs on the surface of the earth? recourse drinks
        2. Castor oil
          Castor oil April 19 2013 21: 04 New
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          Quote: scrabler
          Well, here it was necessary to somehow illuminate this event, and therefore linked it with several rifles: smile Type news, but not news wink Kose bayan is needed in order to destroy an unexploded bomb, for example, I would prefer to shoot at it than to approach it once again if this is not necessary. Well, something like this. Why I just needed a rifle chambered for 7,62x51, I don’t understand.

          Obviously, even if it’s for sure, this is another journalistic blunder about the “elimination of the air bombs”, because: god with it, the 7,62 caliber is more solid, more effective for bombs, but jewelry accuracy is also important there, and a bolt rifle in a powerful caliber is needed here ( you can grind for half a day from m-14, and, tired of jerking off this jerk off once as the article says "powerful and long-range," say, a barret, on a nasty bomb, once, for sure))) And you do not need any self-loading, customization, tuyeva hucha planks picatini, pontoon flame arrester, adjustable riklad and other useful crap on M-14. Is it logical? And why not like in the whole enlightened mine-demolition world - an overhead charge, a small explosive bomb of any accessible explosive. repeat So I think - journalistic standard Kasjak! smile
          But the article is good, and the M-14 is a worthy modernization rifle.
          Best regards smile
  3. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- April 19 2013 09: 49 New
    +1
    I recently argued with one fan of American weapons, who claimed that the M14 EBR is a combat rifle, support weapon, not a sniper :) although he himself refers to the Marxman, but positions Marxman as a support arrow, and not as a linear sniper, they say he can conduct continuous fire means a combat rifle.
  4. report4
    report4 April 19 2013 10: 00 New
    +1
    IMHO, it’s high time to separate the concept of “sniper rifle” from the “marksman’s rifle", well, an automatic rifle with the removal of powder gases of the required accuracy does not give.
    1. Withoutdream
      Withoutdream April 19 2013 10: 47 New
      +4
      Here you need to understand that the M14 class rifle is a sniper rifle for combat in urban environments. And when objects are located at a distance not exceeding 50-80 meters, and visibility due to building density is not more than 200 meters (of course, adjusted for the height of the sniper), it makes sense to sacrifice increased accuracy over long distances, for the sake of compactness of the product and its increased rate of fire in case of tactical need.
  5. iliq
    iliq April 19 2013 10: 35 New
    +2
    Quote: -Dmitry-
    he himself refers to Marxman, but positions Marxman as a support arrow,

    it’s not he who positions, this is the standard definition and task of the “exact shooter” of the American army - a range of 300-600 meters and registration in this infantry unit. its analogue is a fighter with SVD in the USSR army.
    but a sniper (sniper deuce) - range of more than 600 m, other tasks and training.
    Well, and DMR - as if not for snipers, they have a higher class.
  6. Mikhado
    Mikhado April 19 2013 10: 42 New
    +2
    Here, relatively recently, I read about the Soviet single machine gun contest, where in the end I won the PC, so there too, at first everyone was scampering with this gas cut-off, but it turned out to be a terribly unreliable scheme. Abandoned in the test process.
    But in general, about the M-14 there is evidence of its comparison with the SVD, as I understand it, they have comparable tasks.
  7. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- April 19 2013 11: 29 New
    +2
    Quote: iliq
    Quote: -Dmitry-
    he himself refers to Marxman, but positions Marxman as a support arrow,

    it’s not he who positions, this is the standard definition and task of the “exact shooter” of the American army - a range of 300-600 meters and registration in this infantry unit. its analogue is a fighter with SVD in the USSR army.
    but a sniper (sniper deuce) - range of more than 600 m, other tasks and training.
    Well, and DMR - as if not for snipers, they have a higher class.


    If you read on the English Wikipedia, it says that Marxman occupies a niche between an ordinary infantryman and a sniper (moreover, in the American presentation, snipers are those snipers who work in pairs, that is, professionals). That is, the Marxman, this is the soldier that in our staff list is called the Sniper. In principle, you are also talking about, so the M14 EBR is a sniper rifle. After all, no one argues that the SVD is a sniper rifle?
    It’s just that there are linear snipers (in Amer DMR), and there are snipers for snipers, those who work in pairs and are professionals, these are already “bolted” with precision trunks, etc.

    Just a DMR or sniper is a matter of terminology. We have all these sniper rifles, regardless of how far they are designed. They have this DMR.
    Just like we have a self-loading pistol, and they have a semi-automatic. We have a machine gun, they have an assault / combat rifle.

    Z.Y. By the way, that "specialist" in American weapons, said that the M14 EBR is more of a support weapon such as a light machine gun (apparently due to bipods).
    1. iliq
      iliq April 19 2013 13: 11 New
      +4
      Quote: -Dmitry-
      Marxman, this is the soldier in our staffing called Sniper.

      from the fact that the soldier with the SVD was called a sniper, he did not become a sniper - stupidly due to the lack of sniper training. as he was, he remained a "soldier with SVD."

      In principle, you are also talking about, so the M14 EBR is a sniper rifle. After all, no one argues that the SVD is a sniper rifle?

      she was so 30 years ago. modern realities in the field of shooting are completely different.

      Quote: -Dmitry-
      It’s just that there are linear snipers (in Amer DMR), and there are snipers for snipers,

      this confusion is only the result of the backwardness of the Republic of Armenia from NATO countries.
      but in the RA they no longer confuse the soldier with the SVD and the sniper. at least people who are engaged in shooting.

      Quote: -Dmitry-
      Z.Y. By the way, that "specialist" in American weapons, said that the M14 EBR is more of a support weapon such as a light machine gun (apparently due to bipods).

      So what? support weapon - this is not only a light machine gun;) comrade said everything correctly.
  8. bazilio
    bazilio April 19 2013 11: 47 New
    +2
    The rifle is noble (that is, widely known). In general, M14 leads its pedigree from the M1 Garand.
    Regarding the M14, I share the majority opinion - the rifle is similar in tasks and characteristics to the SVD
  9. Fox
    Fox April 19 2013 11: 50 New
    +4
    the mattresses took the junk that works, ennobled and go! And with us the “specialists” do not like SVD, like the old one.
    1. avt
      avt April 19 2013 16: 03 New
      +4
      Quote: Fox
      the mattresses took the junk that works, ennobled and go! And with us the “specialists” do not like SVD, like the old one.

      In in. good SVD, well, it’s not worse, it would be a desire to hang a bag and change the tree for good plastic. And in terms of reliability, the SVD will not be inferior.
  10. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich April 19 2013 12: 30 New
    +2
    Quote: Mikhado
    But in general, about the M-14 there is evidence of its comparison with the SVD,

    this is very interesting. Can I have a more detailed comparison of working qualities?
  11. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich April 19 2013 12: 43 New
    +2
    Quote: Fox
    and here the "specialists" do not like SVD, like the old

    these "specialists" have a critical attitude about everything domestic, forgetting that the old is not bad, and the new is not always better.
  12. pinecone
    pinecone April 19 2013 13: 36 New
    +2
    "The best enemy of the good" / Voltaire /
  13. Castor oil
    Castor oil April 19 2013 14: 09 New
    +7
    Thanks to Kirill for the article! smile
    This option (modernization by deep tuning) of the M-14 was a response to the wishes of various special units of the Amer army, whose practitioners had long ago (in memory of the events in Somalia and Delta) adopted them instead of the regular AR-15 and the like - low-pulse 5,56х45 the cartridge does not meet the tasks of "shot and forgot"))), and the M-14 in 7,62x51 is the same, and there was no other, moreover, it is more reliable in terms of unpretentiousness of service. Then, in Iraq and Afghanistan, specialists also actively use the M-14, and not as sniper support weapons, but as regular weapons, and all because of ammunition (more powerful, more effective at medium distances, in mountains and plains this is a great bonus) . What am I talking about ... This presented model is already being positioned (unlike the M-14 itself) no longer as an "assault" model, but as a weapon of sniper support of generally other military units. In this regard, I wish his mother to note - what kind of ... candelabra all kinds of "specialists" and Amer’s first and foremost cussed and spat on our SVD, they say "bolt screw more precisely, esvede atstoy patamushta self-loading movable parts knock down the cast line ... " etc. etc. Who would argue that the boltovik is more exact, I will not. But. The SVD has its own niche, tactical, where less technical accuracy is compensated for by the speed of precisely aimed fire, when the commander yells: - "urine !! you’re silent about the fule!?! Quench-and-them !!!" ...
    In general, time has judged everything, and now the amers rivet "their own SVD," because mentoring tone is one thing, and combat reality is another. Only on any SVD not surpass, because it is! Created! as a sniper version of a weapon to support a rifle unit, initially, by tasks, and amers now catch up with yesterday and adapt what is closer, more ... fool
    1. scrabler
      April 19 2013 17: 12 New
      +2
      Yes, there is no reason, clumsy, but I linked the news with rifles, I would certainly like to make a complete list about the M14 itself and about what has been done on its base, otherwise all the M16 and AK, but well, we will beat it into the swamp smile
  14. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich April 19 2013 15: 23 New
    +3
    Quote: Castor_ka
    Only on any SVD not surpass, because it is! Created! as a sniper version of a weapon to support a rifle unit, initially, by tasks, and amers now catch up with yesterday and adapt what is closer, more ...

    this is a fat plus! To the very point. And all sorts of pro-Western "experts" let them ...
    1. bazilio
      bazilio April 19 2013 18: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: MRomanovich
      this is a fat plus!

      definitely!
      Quote: MRomanovich
      The SVD has its own tactical niche, where less technical accuracy is compensated by the speed of precisely aimed fire

      Especially in the conditions of modern local conflicts between the regular army and partisan formations, where battle in the open is unlikely, but battles in urban conditions are very close.
      1. iliq
        iliq April 19 2013 19: 00 New
        +1
        interesting, and how do terrorist snipers manage to act so effectively ...
  15. georg737577
    georg737577 April 19 2013 19: 47 New
    0
    I don’t understand - because they have a pretty decent H&K 417, under the same cartridge ... Why reinvent the wheel again?
  16. crambol
    crambol April 19 2013 20: 09 New
    +2
    I recall a case of "non-traditional" use of sniper weapons that occurred in the middle of the last century. There was a trouble at one brick factory - in the tunnel furnace for annealing raw brick, a lining brick came out on the vault, which did not allow bogies with bricks to enter. It was possible to cool the oven, but it would take a week, or even more. An idea came to some bright head to invite a sniper from the neighboring part. Despite the short distance, ten to twenty meters, only from the second shot did the sniper gently “remove” half of the malicious brick.
  17. Geokingxnumx
    Geokingxnumx April 20 2013 01: 50 New
    0
    I'm a fan of M14 ebr drinks like SVD
  18. speron
    speron April 20 2013 05: 47 New
    0
    I wonder how it turned out to increase the initial speed from 855 to 975 m / s with standard ammunition 7.62x51, or America’s sappers are so cool that they themselves collect ammo.
  19. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- April 22 2013 07: 07 New
    0
    Quote: iliq

    from the fact that the soldier with the SVD was called a sniper, he did not become a sniper - stupidly due to the lack of sniper training. as he was, he remained a "soldier with SVD."


    Soldier with SVD = Marksman right? Our soldier with the SVD want to say this is a support soldier? In general, the support forces are support (and not Marxman, even if it is stupidly translated, Marxman is not support at all), a light machine gun, a rifle with a grenade launcher, this is support.


    she was so 30 years ago. modern realities in the field of shooting are completely different.


    This does not make the SVD a non-sniper rifle.


    this confusion is only the result of the backwardness of the Republic of Armenia from NATO countries.
    but in the RA they no longer confuse the soldier with the SVD and the sniper. at least people who are engaged in shooting.


    This is not confusion, it is just the influence of time. Marxmanns also appeared not in the US Army 50 years ago.



    So what? support weapon - this is not only a light machine gun;) comrade said everything correctly.


    Comrade is absolutely wrong.
    Excerpt from the English Wikipedia:

    Sniper "vs." SDM / DM "This section may contain original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. (June 2008)

    See also: Sniper team

    A "Squad Designated Marksman" or a "Designated Marksman" should not be confused with a regular sniper. United States marksmen rarely operate individually. Snipers are often deployed for specific objectives in teams consisting of snipers and observers. The marksman, however, operates as a regular member within a unit where his skills are called upon whenever the need for accurate shooting arises in the normal course of operations. While snipers are intensively trained to master fieldcraft and camouflage, these skills are not required for marksmen. There are differences in role and training that affect doctrines and equipment. Snipers rely almost exclusively on more accurate but slower-firing bolt-action rifles [citation needed], such as the M24, while a marksman can effectively use a faster-firing, but less accurate semi-automatic rifle [citation needed], such as the M14. A sniper's intensive training, forward placement and surveillance duties make their role more strategic than that of a squad-level marksman. Thus, marksmen are often attached at the squad level while snipers are often attached at higher levels such as battalion (cf .: designated marksman). In short, an "SDM" or "DM" is a sniper who operates with a combat squad, while a regular sniper is deployed to gather information and eliminate specific targets.


    That is, what I also wrote about - Marxman - is a linear sniper acting in the interests of my unit.
  20. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- April 22 2013 09: 42 New
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    By the way, about the support weapon. How well can a fireman support the offensive of a shooter unit with M14 EBR (assuming the role of “support shooter” as you say) ??? In my opinion, it’s very bad - when attacking, it’s not so much the exact fire that is important as the fire to suppress, and how well will the Marxman cope with such a task? :) Such a task can be mastered only by either a light machine gun (minimi), or an AGS or a multiple-charge grenade launcher like MM1 or our RG-6.
  21. alex-cn
    alex-cn 7 May 2013 17: 01 New
    0
    in the magazine "foreign military review" in the 80s they published good translations of foreign articles, and so there they stubbornly called a fire support rifle. The arguments went: not quite sniper tasks, low accuracy, etc. But it seems that there is still no better semiautomatic device suitable for sniper work during open battles.