The M14 is arguably the most versatile rifle in DayZ. The high damage it outputs, coupled with a high rate of fire, low recoil, and one-shot kill capabilities make it a menacing foe, against both players and zombies. It has the exact same damage per shot as the DMR.
Featuring an Aimpoint non-magnified sight, the M14 is accurate at long range, and kills zombies with one shot no matter where it lands. The sight also allows you to continue using NV Goggles while aiming, making it more usable during the night.
The M14 AIM shares the same ammunition as its high-powered scoped brother, the DMR. DMR Mag. can be converted into four 5Rnd. M24 by right-clicking on the magazine in your inventory. Four 5Rnd. M24 can also be converted back into a single DMR Mag..