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27th January 2004
The M21 rifle is essentially a scoped M14 right? Well in my new Popular Mechanics I saw a M14 DMR that looked exactly like the M21. My question is: is the M14 DMR just an updated version of the M21?
no, the M14 DMR is a designated marksman rifle, i seached and the site i used said it isnt use for sniping but as just a normal rifle.
War HawkThe M21 rifle is essentially a scoped M14 right? Well in my new Popular Mechanics I saw a M14 DMR that looked exactly like the M21. My question is: is the M14 DMR just an updated version of the M21?
The M21 is more powerful than the M-14
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8th September 2003
Atomic FlyThe M21 is more powerful than the M-14
If they both fire a .308 how is one more powerful hten the other?
They are in essence the same rifle. the M-21 was just "accurized" for use as a sniper rifle. It was just given a scope and used national match grade ammo, giving it a couple more hundred yards firing distance. The M-14 was good up to about 500 yds., whereas the M-21 was good to about 750 yds.
The M14 Designated Marksman Rifle is merely an updated and "accurized" version of the venerable M14 Battle Rifle. This DMR is mostly used by U.S. Marine Security Force Batallions, units of Marines specializing in base security and defending installations and embassies, in the capable hands of USMC Designated Marksmen. These Marines, while not scout/snipers, are trained in the use and maintainence of the weapon, and, upon ordered, can use these rifles to stop aggressors at medium to long distances.
The M21 was a sniper version of the M14 developed during the Vietnam War and is still used today. In fact during Operation Enduring Freedom, entire units of the Armys 101st Airborne Division deployed into Afganistan with M14s because of the weapons long-range capability and stopping power, instead of using M16A2s and M4A1s.
Does that answer your question?