Real-world overview Edit
The U.S. Marine Corp reissued old M14 rifles as DMRs (Designated Marksmen Rifle). This new rifle is actually a standard M14 rifle that has been fitted with a polymer stock with adjustable buttstock, a pistol grip and newer optical scope. It is a precursor to the MK14 EBR.
As a Designated Marksman Rifle, the M14 is designed to engage targets beyond the reach of regular Riflemen (typically up to 800 metres) with accurate shots without relying on dedicated sniper/spotter support. A Designated Marksmen would be attached to the actual Squad and operate as part of a Squad like any regular Infantrymen.
- Caliber: 7.62x51 mm NATO (.308 Winchester)
- Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
- Length: 1120 mm
- Barrel Length: 559 mm
- Weight loaded: 5,1 kg
- Magazine: 20 rounds, detachable box
- Rate of fire: 700 -750 rounds per minute