War is bad, but it has constantly prompted us in developing new weapons to stay ahead in the arms race.
Today, there are new, better and more sophisticated weapons being used. Here's a list of the top ten best assault rifles in the world. Let the countdown begin!
The AK-101 was designed in Russia for the international market. It is functional in the fully automatic and semi-automatic mode and is similar to the AK-74. Low recoil and high reliability place this rifle amongst the best rifles ever made.
The M4A1 is used by the US military and is a smaller version of the M16. It is a gas operated, selective fire, magazine fed, shoulder fired weapon and has the option of a telescoping stock. It has various detachable accessories called SOPMOD. The M4A1 can be converted into a grenade launcher.
The Famas is very handy. It has the ammunition feed behind the trigger and has a bullpup configuration. It is lightweight and can also be transformed into a grenade launcher which can launch grenades up to 500 grams heavy. The only drawback is the heavy weight which makes it difficult to move.
The Galil assault rifle is one of the smallest rifles in the world. Israel Military Industries Ltd designs it. This rifle has a line chambered for the 5.56X45mm NATO calibre bullets, with either the M193 or SS109 ball cartridge. The Galil is known for its low recoil, but with some good engineering, Galil is pretty unique.
The Steyr AUG is designed in Austria, and is lightweight. It offers a change of barrel and is a 5.56 mm assault rifle with a Spz-kr type progressive trigger. It comes with standard four magazines, a muzzle cap and a German KCB-77 M1 bayonet. The Steyr AUG can use more than one type of barrel, and it is this feature that gives it an edge.
The G36 was designed to replace the G3. It is a 5.56X45 mm assault rifle and designed in Germany by Heckler and Koch in the early 90s. G36 is a gas-operated assault rifle that feeds from a 30-round detachable box magazine or a 100-round C-Mag drum magazine. This rifle can be used to fire from under water and mud with good precision.
The AK-74 gets a standing in the list due to its better precision than AK-47. The AK-74 is less reliable than the AK-47. The rifle is known to cause less damage than the AK-47 but is unique due to its weight- A 10 magazine, a weight that is equal to that of a six magazine, 180 round AK-47.
Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) gets its number th position due to its extremely useful long shootouts and it was designed to replace the M16. It is an updated version of the Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System and is one of the smartest rifles ever made.
The FN Scar is at number 2. It is more steadfast than the M16, and It can fire two types of shells- one, chambered with M16 ammunition and another, chambered with a round similar to the AK-47. Its precision is a no match for any other assault rifle including the AK-47, though it is a bit less reliable than the AK-47.
And finally the king of all rifles, AK-47 grabs the number one position. This is the world's most widely used assault rifle and has killed more number of people than any other rifle. A study showed that this 'killer rifle' can be used even after it has been filled with mud and water or even covered with rust. This rifle is popular because it comes cheap and there are a lot of fakes all around the world.
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