For today’s (much later than usual) PUBG post, we have the Mk 14 EBR! The Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle was designed in 2001 by Mike Rock and Jim Ribordy at the request of the US Navy SEALS who demanded a more compact M14 rifle. In 2001, the US Special Operations Command approached Rock and asked him to design the updated rifle. Collaborating with Ribordy, they made the Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR. The upgrades over the M14 include a better barrel, aluminum body, telescoping stock, mounting rails, better accuracy, and a few other small details. The initial tests proved the weapon was effective, but was way too loud. By 2004, the Navy SEALS were the first to be armed with the EBR, but the Army and Coast Guard quickly followed. The Marines considered using the EBR, but instead opted for the M39 EMR. For technical specs, the EBR has an overall length of 35 inches, weighs 11.24 pounds, has an 18-22 inch barrel, is chambered in 7.62x51 NATO, and has a full auto rate of fire at 725 rpm. Total production was around 5,000 fielded weapons from the most recent number I saw (mid 2010). The effective range with a scope is the most impressive feature of this relatively compact weapon. The EBR can easily hit targets at 875 yards (effective). However, the maximum range for a confirmed/point target is an insane 2.5 miles, and the absolute maximum range is 4 miles (6.4km)! A civilian version of the EBR does exist, but it’s incredibly hard to find. It is called the MK14 SEI. 5$4 easiest version of get is the Fulton Armory Mk14 Mod 0, which starts at $3,750. You can also throw a kit onto a Mini 14, but that’s sort of like dropping a body kit on an AK and calling it a Dragunov. As always, thank you for reading, double tap and follow for more posts like this, and I hope you’ve enjoyed!