In this third and final episode in the series, Major John L. Plaster, one of the world's foremost authorities on sniping, discusses Marine snipers in Vietnam, and American Rifleman Field Editor Wiley Clapp, who was a Marine captain in Vietnam, recalls the first time he and his men went up against the AK-47.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article from July 1967, the author emphasizes how, since the early 1500s, snipers have been changing the course of history.
With most semi-automatic rifles being made of polymer and aluminum these days, there’s still a retro streak among some shooters that clamors for steel and walnut. Based on the M14, Springfield’s M1A fills that niche well, delivering accuracy and reliability—as it has for more than 40 years.