Depends on how big a person you are. I love my M14, its not too big or too heavy for me.
Its got wicked range,and with full auto it keeps up with most AEGs. And it lays down suppresive fire very well. I know I've done it!
Don't tell the OP that it is too big or heavy, just because it is for you.
instead tell them to try holding one and make up their own mind!
It is great for the DM role!
back to work! :zzz: