The 'heavy' patrol rifle: Is bigger better?

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Author: Richard Fairburn Since the earliest days of the patrol rifle movement, some officers have chosen a larger caliber than the .223 Remington/5.56mm. When military surplus rifles were released to U.S. police agencies, some chose the 7.62mm NATO caliber M14 rifles over the smaller and newer M16A1s. Most of those who chose the M14 were rural agencies, like state police, county sheriffs and game & fish departments, especially in the western states. Why police officers choose a...


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