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M14 DMR



Overview


M14 DMR

US marine fires a M14 DMR at a shooting range.
Source: USMC (Cpl. Mike Escobar) - © public domain

Origin
United States
Type
Marksman rifle
Entered service
2001
Status
Limited service
Development
Late 1990's
Developer
United States - USMC Precision Weapons Section
Producer
United States - USMC Precision Weapons Section
Designations
United States Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm, M14, DMR
Formal US designation

Details


M14 DMR

Right side view of M14 DMR clearly showing fiberglass stock with pistol grip.
Source: Unknown author - © copyright lies with original owner

M14 DMR

The M14 Designated Marksman Rifle is derived from the M14 and was developed for the USMC. It is semi-automatic only, has a fiberglass stock, is fitted with a bipod and scope mount and high powered optics are standard.

Facts M14 DMR
General
Origin
United States
Type
Marksman rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
10 or 20 round detachable box
Barrel length
559 mm
Rifling
5 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
790 m/s with M118LR
840 m/s with M80
Operation
Action
Gas operated, gas expansion and cut-off system, rotating bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed stock with adjusable cheek piece
Length
1.118 mm
Weight
5 kg without scope
Sights
Type
Picatinny rail for mountin a scope
Leupold Mark 4 or Unertl 10x
Back-up sights
Iron sights, post front and aperture rear
Accessories
Bipod
Harris S-L bipod

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