1-2 Battle rifles in Vietnam War
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Battle rifles were very common throughout the whole conflict. One of the reasons was their ample availability after World War II, but they did have advantage in form of their heavy caliber. Typically chambered to 7.62mm, the heavy rounds were ideal to penetrate the dense foliage of Vietnam. Battle tested reliability of battle rifles was appreciated especially among Allied forces who had to deal with early unrealiability of M16 assault rifle series.
The Springfield M14 was favored especially by the United States Marine Corps. It featured strongly in Vietnam War movies like "Full Metal Jacket" and "4th of July". Despite new generation assault rifles M14 continues to be used to today by US armed forces.
WWII and Korean War workhorse M1 Garand was still used extensively in Vietnam War. They were used by early US units, ARVN, Koreans and Vietcong.