Top 10 Combat Rifles of All Time

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10. M14

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  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm (.30 inch)
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,799 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 700-750 rounds per minute

9. Sturmgewehr 44

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  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Caliber: 7.92 x 33 mm
  • Cartridge Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,133 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 500 rounds per minute

8. 1903 Springfield 

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  • Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 63 mm (.30-06 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 5 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,700 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 10 rounds per minute

7. Steyr Aug

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  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Bull-Pup Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Austria
  • Caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm (.22 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 30 and 42 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 3,084 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 650 rounds per minute

6. Mauser K98k Carbine

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  • Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm (.30 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 5 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: approximately 2,822 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 10-15 rounds per minute

5. FN FAL

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  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Belgium
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm (.30 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 20 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,700 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 650-700 rounds per minute

4. M1 Garand

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  • Type: Semiautomatic
  • Rifle Country of Origin: United States
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 63 mm (.30-06 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,838 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 30 rounds per minute

3. Lee – Enfield SMLE

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  • Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Caliber: 7.7 x 56 mm (.30 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 10 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: approximately 2,438 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 15-20 rounds per minute

2. M16

M16 Special Forces

  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 20-30 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 3,281 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 700-950 rounds per minute

1. AK-47

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  • Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
  • Country of Origin: Soviet Union
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm (.30 inch)
  • Cartridge Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2,329 feet per second
  • Rate of Fire: 600 rounds per minute

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