Top 5 best assault rifles in the world
Among the many options for equipping soldiers, it is an automatic weapon that is effective and easy to use. To guarantee the ability to defend or destroy enemies, you need reliable, comfortable and killer machines.
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The world has developed several hundred different models of assault rifles. All of them have disadvantages and advantages, and some are no longer used and are the property of collectors. To figure out which assault rifles is the best, the top best assault rifles in the world have been formed.
#5 – HK416
This weapon called HK416 was made in 2004. Fairly weak recoil, good ergonomics, as well as ease of use in the field are the main advantages of the weapon. In addition, universality is taken into account, because soldiers can use it under various conditions of warfare.
The ability to conduct targeted fire at a distance of up to 600 m. Rate of fire – 850 rounds per minute. The main constructive drawback of the HK416 is the barrel overheating during prolonged shooting, from this the weapon begins to lead away. In many countries, the assault rifle is the main weapon of special units. Among all the representatives of the top, HK416 is considered one of the most popular in the modern market.
#4 – Steyr AUG A3
In the ranking of the best assault rifles in the world, this rifle is in fifth position. The arms manufacturer is an Austrian company that has been successfully operating since the 70s of the last century. Since the time of the first developments, this assault rifle has been significantly modified and processed many times. The weight of the rifle is about 4 kg without an installed magazine with cartridges.
Actively used by the armies of France and Morocco. It is also in service with many other Boar countries. Among other modifications of this rifle, experts note the high reliability of the Steyr AUG A3.
#3 – TAR-21 (Tavor)
This rifle is made by Israeli manufacturers. Strength, reliability, effective protection against mechanical stress, as well as the ability to use both right-handed and left-handed are the main advantages. Additionally, there are opportunities for mounting a grenade launcher and night vision sight. If desired, a silencer is installed.
Thanks to a well-thought-out design and high ergonomics, the fighter of an armed TAR-21 is much more likely to be unnoticed by an enemy than using other weapons. In one minute, the assault rifle can produce about 900 shots. Weight 3.27 kg.
A standard magazine holds up to 30 rounds, and when using a magazine with increased capacity, it can hold up to 100 rounds. This model was developed in 1993, but was adopted only in 2001. The Tabor is still successfully used in various armies and units around the world.
#2 – FN SCAR-H
The assault rifle is assault and created jointly by companies from Belgium and the United States. Among all instances of automatic weapons used by the U.S. Army, the FN SCAR-H rifle won the title of the best assault rifle of 2014. Minimum return, comfortable operating conditions, as well as reliability are the main advantages of the rifle. Deservedly one of the three best assault rifles in the world for 2016.
The weight of the machine is 3.19 kg. 625 shots can be fired in one minute. The maximum distance of targeted shooting is 900 meters. The store holds up to 30 rounds. So far, the rifle is used exclusively by the US military. Currently, FN SCAR-H is considered one of the best modern and expensive rifles.
#1 – The US Bushmaster ACR 3 and the Russian AK-12
Bushmaster ACR 3 – This is a high-end adaptive automatic rifle, which was created by an American company. The developers of the rifle decided to construct a weapon based on the M16 rifle. But, over time, they created a separate and full-fledged automatic rifle, with its own design features.
At the top, a small part of the receiver is made of aluminum, and at the bottom is impact-resistant plastic. Manufacturers made a rough surface of the case, to increase the reliability of holding in hands.
All controls of the rifle have a convenient location, providing easy access to them, which in turn allows the fighter to take a fighting position in the shortest possible time. Barrel Bushmaster ACR 3 is designed by analogy with those used in sniper rifles. This is what allows them to be quickly replaced. The weight of the rifle is 3.18 kg. At a distance of up to 500 meters, aiming is guaranteed. The store is designed for 30 rounds. The main disadvantage is the cost is too high compared to weapons of the same class.
AK-12 – Among all the weapons in the corresponding category, the best assault rifle in the world is the AK-12. Experts from the Kalashnikov concern and the Izhevsk Engineering Plant took part in its creation.
In its design, it has a plastic butt, due to which the total weight is significantly reduced. The mechanism for reloading can be installed on one side and on the other hand, and this is convenient for use, both right-handed and left-handed.
Without the magazine, the total weight is 3.2 kg. A regular magazine will hold up to 60 rounds, and a drum store up to 95 rounds. Aiming range of 500 meters. In one minute, the assault rifle makes up to 650 shots. A unique feature of the rifle is the ability to perform all necessary actions: to turn the fuse, jerk the shutter and change the store with just one hand.
The development of weapons began in 2011, and four years later they began to use it in the troops of the Russian Federation along with the new Ratnik equipment. Despite the first position in the ranking, a large number of military were skeptical of this development. Although critics and experts are sure that the AK-12 is the best assault rifles of Russian production at the moment.
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