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M16 vs M14 Rifles: Which is Better?

Want to start a good argument? Debate which is the better rifle, the M14 or M16.

M16 vs M14 Rifles: Which is Better?

The question is simple. Which is better? The M14 or M16 rifle.

The M14 shoots 7.62x51 ammo and that is one of the primary points of contention when claiming the M16/AR15 is the better gun. The M14 delivers more punch and, according to its many fans, is better suited for urban fighting environments where obstacles such as steel doors, vehicles and sand bags are a serious concern.

On the other hand, the M16 (and its civilian version AR15) is more easily toted for long distances and, according to its many fans, is far more accurate at long range. It's available in many configurations, is more readily available on the consumer market and accessories are abundant and useful.

The M16 has been America's service rifle for more than 50 years, and that history is certainly hard to ignore in this debate. That said, the M14 has also stood the test of time and remains a go-to weapon of choice in some circles.

So which one wins? Well, check out the video and see if you can determine the winner in this spirited debate.

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