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Top 5 best American rifles in service with the US Marines

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – The marines in the United States of America are one of the most powerful branches of the military. They obey the motto “Always faithful” and wear scarlet and gold colors, the mascot of America’s Marines is the English Bulldog. The main tasks of the Marine Corps include landing and preparing to break through enemy defenses on the coastal territory.

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They have their own army, their own armored vehicles, artillery and aviation. But like any other military, the Marines have their own weapons. What weapons do the marines in the United States have, namely, we disassemble their best rifles and machine guns.

#5 – M4 assault rifle

Top 5 best American assault rifles and machine guns in service with the US Marines
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The Marine Corps could not help but take such a powerful US assault rifle, created in 1994 and sharpened for 5.56 mm caliber, into the arsenal. With single shots, the machine gun strikes intact with maximum efficiency at a distance of 500 meters, and the total sighting range is 800 meters.

The machine has a rather small weight, only 2.68 kilograms, and is 84 centimeters long. Maximum rate of fire without reloading 970 rounds per minute. The magazine is designed for 60 rounds, but if you use the drum, then all 100 rounds can fit there.

#4 – CAR-15 assault rifle

Top 5 best American rifles in service with the US Marines
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This is an American carbine, which was created using the technology of the M16 assault rifle. The assault rifle was adopted in the 19960th year, including for the marines, who often take it to perform tasks. The machine weighs very little, 2.44 kilograms, therefore it is convenient for transportation. It is 76 centimeters long. Standard NATO cartridges, 5.56 mm caliber. The maximum bullet speed reaches 838 meters per second, and the magazine can hold up to 30 rounds.

#3 – XM8 assault rifle

Top 5 best American rifles in service with the US Marines
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One-piece complex of small arms of an automatic type, although one can simply call it an automatic machine. The Americans created this weapon together with the Germans, and fully adopted it in 2010. The weapon weighs only 2.6 kilograms and is 83.8 centimeters long.

The main ammunition for weapons is 5.56 mm NATO. It will take 1 minute to fire 750 rounds without reloading, and the bullet speed is 920 meters per second. The assault version hits targets as much as possible at a distance of 320 meters with a sight. The barrel has tremendous survivability, it is capable of performing 20-30 thousand shots in its life until it starts to wear out.

#2 – M16 assault rifle

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Another American automatic rifle, produced since 1962. They release weapons to this day and in the army of the marines it takes not the last place. The mass of the M16 assault rifle is only 2.88 kilograms without magazine and equipment. The barrel is 50 centimeters long and uses NATO cartridges with a caliber of 5.56 millimeters.

For 1 minute of time, an assault rifle fires up to 950 rounds, but this depends on which version of the upgrade was used. The aimed firing range is 800 meters, and the effective range is 600 meters. The magazine holds a maximum of 30 rounds. The M16 is used in a huge number of countries around the world, it is popular for its steep efficiency indicators.

#1 – M14 assault rifle

Top 5 best American rifles in service with the US Marines
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The coolest American assault rifle, has been in service since 1957 and continues to be in demand. That is why the rifle is the main one for such services as the marines. The mass of the M14 reaches 3.5 kilograms, the barrel length is 55.9 centimeters. The main cartridges of the weapon are 7.62 mm caliber.

According to technical data, 750 shots can be fired from a rifle in one minute, excluding the time it takes to reload. Sighting range can reach 500 meters, in the store up to 20 rounds. Of course, today they use not the same old rifle, but only its modernized versions, modified to modern technical requirements.

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