10 Best Combat Rifles Ever Made

Rifles are Combat weapon of the modern generation. It is designed by strong metal with high technology to reach an accurate target. There are thousands of model rifles made till today, but several are took place on top on performance. Some of the popular rifles are a battle rifle, assault rifle, long rifle, Anti-tank rifle, Scout rifle, Sniper rifle, Carbine. The rifles ranked below are might be still in use with major upgrades by Army and Forces. The combat rifles are designed with a touch of the best technology.

10. M14 rifle

This is the Battle and Sniper rifle designed in 1954, around 1.5 million M14 were built, and there are many related versions including M14E1, M14E2/M14A1, M14K, M21, M25, Mk 14 EBR, M1A rifle are using presently by other countries including the United States.

Rate of Fire: 700-750 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 850 m/s
Place of Origin: United States


9. Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44)

This is a German made rifle developed during World War II and used by Germany, France, Hungary, Syria, and Israel. The StG 44 was designed in 1942 and produced between 1942-1945 which is used in several wars including World War II, Vietnam War and Syrian Civil War.

Rate of Fire: 550-600 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 650 m/s
Place of Origin: Nazi Germany


8. 1903 Springfield

This is a bolt-action rifle designed in 1902, over 1.3 million were built with many versions, and the rifle combated many Wars including Banana Wars, Mexican Revolution, Korean War, Chinese Civil War, Vietnam War, World War I & II. Springfield produced in 1903 to 1974 and still used in U.S Marine shooting matches, remains historical collector’s piece and as a military drill rifle.

Rate of Fire: 10-15 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 850 m/s
Place of Origin: United States


7. Karabiner 98K

This is the Bolt action rifle designed in 1935 produced from 1935 to 1945, over 14 million were built, used in ten’s of wars including World War I, Spanish Civil War, Greek Civil War, Korean War, Suez War, Algerian War, Vietnam War. It remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II that in 1945. The Karabiner 98K is one of the most used rifles in Wars including World War II.

Rate of Fire: how quickly the bolt could be operated
Muzzle Velocity: 860 m/s
Place of Origin: Nazi Germany



FN FAL is the battle rifle made in Belgium, produced from 1953 to 1988 and over 2 million were built, has been used by over 90 countries. It is a self-loading rifle, in the more than 40 years of use the FN FAL has seen use in conflicts all over the world. The FN FAL weighing 4.3 to 5,95kg, one of the widely used rifles in history.

Rate of Fire: 650–700 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 840 m/s
Place of Origin: Belgium


5. M1 Garand

It is similar to Karabiner 98K in design but the performance is completely different and the rifle has a semi-automatic system which designed in 1928 and around 6.2 million rifles manufactured between 1936 to 1957 and early 1980s. The individual unit costs $85 during World War II, used in numerous conflicts including the Korean War, World War II and Vietnam War.

Rate of Fire: 40-50 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 853 m/s
Place of Origin: United States


4. Lee Enfield SMLE

Lee Enfield is the Bolt-action rifle from the United Kingdom, has many users admitting India, Pakistan, European countries. It united by numerous wars, over 17 million rifles were built from 1895-1926 and 1907 to present in a new version called SMLE. It weighing 4kg with a length of 44 inches in the standard version, is charged with 5 round charger clips.

Rate of Fire: 10-round magazine
Muzzle Velocity: 744 meters/second
Place of Origin: United States


3. Steyr AUG

One of the powerful Assaults rifle made from Austria which designed in the 1970s and improved related version ‘A3 SF’ presently producing and used by many countries includes Australia. This rifle used in the Afghanistan War. Iraq War and the Syrian Civil War, weighing only 3.3kg with a maximum firing range of 3,700 meters and effective firing range of 300 meters.

Rate of Fire: 680-750 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 970 m/s
Place of Origin: Austria


2. M16 Rifle

M16 is one of the modern assault rifle designed in 1956 and produced between 1959 to present. Over 8 million were built and used by many countries including the United States. It has 4 versions M16A1, M16A2, M4A1 and M16A4, weighing 3.26kg with a standard length, with 39.5 inches. The rifle used in the Vietnam War, Iraq War, the Laotian Civil War, Gulf War and Numerous other Wars.

Rate of Fire: 45-60 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 948 m/s
Place of Origin: United States


1. AK-47 Rifle

Maximum peoples on earth know the word ‘AK-47’ a most effective and accurate weapon, designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1946-1948 from the Soviet Union. It is in service from 1949 to present in over 100 countries, over 75 million AK-47s was built excluding 100 million Kalashnikov-family weapons. AK-47 widely used and produced than all other assault rifles combined.

Rate of Fire: Cyclic 600 rounds/min (Practical), 40 rounds/min (semi-automatic), 100 rounds/min (fully automatic)

Muzzle Velocity: 715 m/s
Place of Origin: Soviet Union