I wonder just how well this stuff will function in the real world. This is not a simple sight but an extremely complex electro-optic computer. Also it really takes any skill out of being a sniper. I read about this thing about 15 years ago in popular science or something like that. Looks like they have come a long way. Point and click just like a video game.
Of course, all those “newly issued M-14s” need to have a 6″ tall cheek piece on their stocks, by the look of that firing line, unless new tactical long-range doctrine disregards the cheek weld.
Just a guess, are those soldiers more or less than 16″ above ground level?
All that tacky-kuhl added claptrap on those weapons forces not only an exposed rifle operator, but an ergonomically impossible shooting position.
If those hard boyz REALLY want to do well at 500+ meters, they need to trade those overdressed M-14s in for a boltie with a McMillan stock which will let them get down to within 8″ of the ground at eye level. They will then discover the joy of shooting at long range, without the distinct lack of joy of being such a tall target that they attract lethal counterfire.