Been creeping for a while now, time to introduce myself
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From one wing nut to ground pounder; welcome! You'll find this place a wealth of knowledge surrounded by some quality folks as well. Oh, and by the way--thank you for your service--even though you're an ARMY guy ;)
Welcome, Thank you for serving,.. it's very appreciated, and if you have any questions regarding golf....I'm your man.
From all of us here,...Happy to have ya. If you are ever in Minneapolis...hit me up...we'll go shoot all kinds of stuff.
Name is Aaron, Im currently active duty Army, 19d Cav Scout. Been in 10+ years now. Currently a Platoon Sergeant in 4-10 Cav, 4th Id. Was introduced to the M14 platform in the 101st where I carried it for 2 tours/24 months in Afghanistan...
Husband of 9 years to my wife Sarah, father to three daughters. When I'm not fulfilling the role of husband, father, or soldier you can find me in the woods either hunting or fishing...
You are a great man! Don't let the tatters of the world distract you from your chosen high callings: Husband, Father, Soldier, Outdoor Sportsman. Be devoted. Make good friends.
Anything interesting about the M14 you carried in the sandbox? It is always good to hear from those that actually were issued the weapon. Tell us a little about the set-up / configuration.
So when i was issued my 14, it was setup with the sage ebr chassis and had a brand new Leopold mk4 fixed 10x scope on it. Took the rifle to the long range marksmanship course at Benning ended up taking top gun for the class. Aside from other 14s, there were also a few sp10s and m24s as well. Still outshot them all earning me a spot as a designated marksman within my platoon.
Fast forward to my 1st tour to Afghanistan. It took me all of about a month of humping that pig in the mountains before I realized that while the ebr chassis was a great benchrest platform. It was to heavy and kinda unwieldy while wearing full kit and combat load, I didn't like it and needed a change. I dumped it after month for a gi wood stock, my wingman did the same but scored a fiberglass gi stock. We both lost our chassis scope mounting when doing this change resulting us to going to a side mount style mount, I dont recal the make but even after bathing all the screws in locktite I couldnt get mine to hold a zero after a couple hundred rounds. So I eventually dumped it as well. Funny story. About a month after dumpimg all optocs and just rocking iron sites our Squadron CSM came down and was inspecting us while we were prepping to roll out on mission and promptly proceded to lay into me on "what was the purpose of having a designated marksman without a scope on his rifle", not being one for backing down I told him that I could still outshoot anyone in my Troop with my rifle as it was. He then asked how far I could hit a man with it like that. When I responded with 800 yrds easy he called BS , so the next day after mission no crap he had a steel ivan set up at 800 yrds at our range. Told me it was my ass if I couldn't ring it 5 out of 10 shots shooting prone supported over my backpack..... With my whole platoon plus troop and squadron leadership watching I rung the bell 8 times, got called a lucky . And rocked my rifle that way for the next 10 months with zero regrets.