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tteng
03-07-2007, 1:38 PM
What type of M14-variation is this?
What's its effective-range (ammo? bullet wt/powder wt)?
Why the silencer tube (too loud at long range?) or for muzzle-damping?

Astig Boy
03-07-2007, 1:54 PM
M21/M25

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M21_Sniper_Weapon_System

The receivers are original USGI built back in the late 50s early 60s. All of them had to be reworked and tuned with decent USGI parts. Smith Ent. was one company contracted to build these rifles, if that is one then it would be labled as a Crazyhorse.The rail is from KAC. Scope usually Leupold Mark IV.
http://www.gb-tech.com.tw/m14RAS_E.htm


Added: Looking at the picture again, it is a Crazyhorse rifle from Smith Ent. They offered the silencer along with their vortex flash hider for the military...and their rifles were the only ones that came with the front sight gas lock.

Mute
03-07-2007, 2:19 PM
Question 1 seems to be answered, so for questions 2 and 3 a very basic breakdown:

Q2. Most likely a 7.62/.308. Being a military weapon the most likely ammo used will be M118LR which is 175 gr. Sierra Matchking Bullet with Lake City brass and muzzle velocity of 2580 fps. Effective range of 1000 yards with right twist and shooting conditions.

Q3. There are many benefits to a suppressor. It's probably the most effective muzzle brake and flash suppressor you can use. It also disguises the noise signature and doesn't give away the shooter's position even if regular non-subsonic rounds are used.

donger
03-07-2007, 2:36 PM
Crazy Horse for sure. Look at the SE front sight mounted on the rifle.

It also looks like a few rails were added. Maybe KAC?

aklover_91
03-07-2007, 2:49 PM
Aren't the M14's DMR's, not sniper rifles?

smle-man
03-07-2007, 3:11 PM
Aren't the M14's DMR's, not sniper rifles?

Correct; the Army and ARNG is using the M24 for pure sniper duty although a version of the Knight SR25 has just been typeclassed and will be issued to Army snipers.

Astig Boy
03-07-2007, 3:55 PM
Correct; the Army and ARNG is using the M24 for pure sniper duty although a version of the Knight SR25 has just been typeclassed and will be issued to Army snipers.

You must be speaking of Knights XM110. Due to replace both the M24 and any M14 type rifle. But last I heard, the XM110 was put on a hold. Maybe these other weapons are seen as adequate, or maybe the XM110 has issues.
http://peosoldier.army.mil/factsheets/SW_CSW_XM110.pdf

Technical Ted
03-07-2007, 4:02 PM
But last I heard, the XM110 was put on a hold. Maybe these other weapons are seen as adequate, or maybe the XM110 has issues.
Actually it was politics. One of the other competitors (IIRC Remington's Military Products Division) cried shenanigans and called for a review of the process.

Knight's won the contract initially. Some say it was because they were buddy-buddy with the evaluators and some say it was because the KAC Mk 11 developed for the Navy SEALs has performed well in the field for years.