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Top 10 Assault Rifles (Ranked by The Military Channel)

Briefly describes the reasons for each of the top rifles of all times.

10. M14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LEE-ENFIELD SMLE

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

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

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

This list was aired on the military channel a few years ago. This article is a note of their list, and a place for discussion on their judgement to take place. Please comment and rate.

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