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 Overall, the M14's official issue was limited: production was very quickly halted and in 1967 the rifle was completely replaced in favor of the M16. However, up until 1970, many troops still hung on to the M14 out of fear and suspicion of the M16, having heard of its early reliability issues. Nonetheless,​ the M14 proved to be an effective marksman rifle, serving as the platform for the later M21 marksman rifle (which underwent early trials in Vietnam as the XM21) - it continues to be employed in this capacity today. ​ Overall, the M14's official issue was limited: production was very quickly halted and in 1967 the rifle was completely replaced in favor of the M16. However, up until 1970, many troops still hung on to the M14 out of fear and suspicion of the M16, having heard of its early reliability issues. Nonetheless,​ the M14 proved to be an effective marksman rifle, serving as the platform for the later M21 marksman rifle (which underwent early trials in Vietnam as the XM21) - it continues to be employed in this capacity today. ​
  
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-//- Rifle, Caliber 7.62x51mm, M14. -//+//- Rifle, Caliber 7.62x51mm, M14. //
 ^   ​Ammunition ​ || ^   ​Ammunition ​ ||
 |**Ammo Type**| 150.5gr M59 Ball| |**Ammo Type**| 150.5gr M59 Ball|