Very weird. You're right, it's not the new Designated Marksmans Rifle and it's not an M21 either. It really does look like a plain vanilla M14. Individual SEALs and CAG operators use them but this guy looks like an average grunt (no offence to the 82d).
Hey, Im sorry thats all the info i had, my friend's dad just got back from Afghanistan and he was showin us some pics. and I noticed a M-14 and asked him about it, and thats what he told me. I will look for some more info and if i find any ill post it for you. OUT
I dont recall him telling me who they got issued to, but i know allot of the 82nd still had there M4s. I guess they handed them out to ppl in a everyother or every3 man ratio. that is my guess, not sure on it.
that would be a rather risky choice. the M14 might have more range and stopping power, but its much harder to control on full-auto, and weighs a ton. the M4, especially the new RIS versions are outstanding all around weapons