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Mk 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle

Based around the 7.62mm x 51mm M-14 rifle, the MK14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) has been fielded by US Navy SEALs, among others.

The SEALs had been using the venerable M-14 for many years but needed a more compact and lightweight version. The result was the MK 14 Mod O Enhanced Battle Rifle. The EBR adds the following improvements to the its M-14 core:

  • 18 inch barrel (M14 has 22 inch barrel)
  • a telescopic stock
  • a pistol grip for improved ergonomics
  • new front sights
  • a folding bi-pod
  • a set of Pictatinny rails around the barrel allow for the mounting of various accessories such as scopes, torches, laser pointing systems etc
  • lighter materials - the EBR is constucted from lightweight aircraft alloy

MK 14 Mod 0 Specifications

weight: 11.24 lbs
length: 35 inches
barrel length: 18 inches
rate of fire : semi-automatic
muzzle velocity : 3,200 feet per second
caliber : 7.62mm x 51mm NATO
magazine : 20 round box magazine

MK 14 Mod 0 EBR - Photos & Further Info

MK 14 Mod 0
A MK 14 Mod 0 EBR configured for use as a medium-range sniper weapon - bipod extended and sniper optics mounted.
photo : US DoD

EBR - Navy SEALs
A MK 14 Mod 0 in the hands of a US Navy SEAL in Iraq. Note the Trijicon ACOG scope and PEQ-2 illuminator mounted on the SEAL's EBR. The stopping power of the EBR's 7.62mmx51mm round over the 5.56mmx45mm of the M4 carbine is one of the reasons the SEALs like this weapon.
photo : US Dod

A US soldier looks down the scope of a EBR which has been configured as a sniper rifle.
photo : US Dod

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