USMC - M14 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
Based around the vintage M14 design, the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) is a 7.62mm x 51mm semi-automatic sniper rifle in service with the United States Marine Corps (USMC). As the name indicates, the DMR is designed for the Designated Marksman Role i.e. a medium-range sniper capability integrated at the squad level.
A number of modifications and enhancements have been made to the M14 design to produce the DMR :
- McMillan Tactical M2A fiberglass stock which features an adjustable saddle cheekpiece
- Pistol grip
- 22 inch, match-grade, stainless steel barrel
- Picatinny rail for the mounting of various scopes. Typical scopes fitted on DMRs include Leupold Mark 4 day scopes and AN/PVS-10 or AN/PVS-17 night vision devices.
- Harris S-L folding bipod
The USMC is in the process of gradually replacing the DMR with the M39 EMR
M14 DMR Specifications
|weight:||11 lbs (empty, no scope, bipod or suppressor)|
|barrel length:||22 inches|
|rate of fire :||semi-automatic|
|muzzle velocity :||2,837 feet per second|
|caliber :||7.62mm x 51mm NATO|
|magazine :||20 round box magazine|