5 Of The Best Combat Rifles
We all know how developed countries are investing in progress, and better yet we know that incredible amounts of money are invested in weapons (despite the talk of disarmament). Despite the incredible (and absurd) progress of military technology, the rifle is still a soldier’s best friend. This is my top 5 choices for the infantry rifle!
#1 AK-47 – Soviet Union
This is the most famous rifle in the world! This 7.62 caliber (7.62×39 precisely) can fire 600 rounds per minute and I believe that Ak-47 is probably responsible for more deaths than any other weapon in the world.
#2 M16 – USA
This 5.56×45 baby can shoot 750-950 rounds per minute, and also has proven to be an outstanding rifle with superb accuracy, service length, handling and combat effectiveness.
#3 Sturmgewehr 44 – Germany
In response to the Russian automatic weapons during The WWII, the Germans came up with the revolutionary Sturmgewehr 44. Its shorter 7.92 mm rounds allowed for enough automatic fire but it couldn’t play any significant role in the war due to its late introduction.
#4 Steyr AUG – Austria
This assault rifle is made in 5.56×45 caliber with firepower of 650 rounds per minute. With a “bull-pup” configuration, the Steyr AUG was light and easy-to-handle weapon. It also features an interchangeable barrel system, a transparent magazine, and optional left or right shell ejection capability.
…It’s been a harsh struggle for place #5 – my two favorite veterans split the 5th place…
#5 1903 Springfield – USA & Mauser K98k Carbine – Germany
Produced from the German 7mm Mauser, the 1903 Springfield boasted phenomenal accuracy with its 7.62×63 caliber. The rifle continued in service through World War II and Korea and was also used as a sniper rifle in Vietnam.
A perfect combination of a number of innovations, the MauserK98k Carbine is still one legendary rifle of the modern age. It had smokeless powder, clips that could be fed into magazines and most of all, its superb bolt action.