The Army gave me an M14 rifle at Fort Bragg.
Other rifles were coming on line in VN, but I was not there.
It uses the standard NATO 7.62 mm.
At my unit, these were what the troops had. It is dependable and solid.
At Ft Bragg trained on that. I was one of three in the battalion to fire expert as most had no background as to guns. Most in my unit were from Philly.
This rifle fires automatic but as the mag is low count? One burst and you are empty.
This is a war weapon and excellent.
Like the M1 I had before this, it is on the heavy side, which relates to “solid”.
If you come across one, do not hesitate to pick it up.