Was reading about the Army’s new SDM over on arf.com and one of the posters had this to say:
It’s neat to see the M14 in action, but I fear that this is probably true.1SGA said:Hope this clarifies and shed light on the current SDM rifle. As mentioned earlier, there have been various effort to get some sort of SDM Rifle into various units and as such M14's are being pulled out of the woodwork. Like LTC Liwanag said – the M14 is not supportable and is not the answer in line units - SOF yes, but not across the board. 2 of my good friends were up at Ft Drum TDY - bulding M14's for the 10th Mtn. The headaches and frustrations to get part, fixtures and qualified people to help build them was a nightmare. OBTW - those M14's were equipped with 10X Super Sniper scopes on ARMS mounts and GI barrels. Definitely a stop gap effort.