M14 was adopted in 1954 to replace the M1 Garand. It was popular as a sniper rifle because of its length, weight, and heavy caliber (7.62 x 51 mm NATO). It was the standard rifle for the infantry, until production stopped in 1964. In American service, it has largely been replaced by the M16 rifle, but it is still used among other things, on board U.S. warships, and in the American president's "garde". It is also the basis for the M25 and XM25 sniper rifles. it is also the sniper rifle for the U.S. navy seals. Design [edit] #M14
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