So, is your assertion the rifle is great for combat action, so long as that combat action doesn't include house clearing? Sure, right up until the point some fellow who's never served becomes obnoxiously repetitive over his choice about what makes the best combat arm for those of us who have. OK. How has that knowledge and expertise been gained? Through experience? Please list it. In its totality. How many rounds do you have downrange through it? How many years have you spent developing it? Serving as an armorer? As a hobbyist? I'd like to know, since your assertions right now revolves around your studies and experiences that the M-14 and all it's "re-inventions" makes a better service rifle. While you're at it, discuss how the M-16 and it's variants suck, and how you came to know this through the same experiences in its development, or as an armorer, or as a hobbyist. Because, you see, people who have served in an infantry unit resent the hell out of a man who has never even worn a uniform, let alone humped a piece of equipment in an infantry unit, tell us what's the best tool we ought to be using in our jobs.