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Top 10 Battle Rifles

by J. Scott Rupp   |  September 9th, 2011 36
U.S. soldiers on patrol with M4 rifles

U.S. troops carry the M4 rifle, a shortened version of the M16—second on the list of all-time battle rifles. Photo courtesy Department of Defense.

Last night on the Military Channel they showcased their list of Top 10 battle rifles. It was a pretty cool episode. Here’s the channel’s list, with country of origin and chamberings

  1. AK-47, Soviet Union, 7.62×39
  2. M16, U.S., 5.56×45
  3. Lee Enfield SMLE, United Kingdom, 7.7×56
  4. M1 Garand, U.S., .30-06
  5. FN FAL, Belgium, 7.62×51/.308
  6. Mauser K98k, Germany, 7.92×57
  7. Steyr AUG, Austria, 5.56×45
  8. 1903 Springfield, U.S., .30-06
  9. Sturmgewehr 44, Germany, 7.92×33
  10. M14, U.S., 7.62×51/.308

What do you think? Do you agree with Military Channel’s ranking?

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