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M134 Minigun=
Place of origin= United States Cartridge= 7.62x51mm NATO
Rate of fire= 2,000 - 6,000 rpm Muzzle velocity= 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Maximum range= 3,280 ft(999.744-1,000 m) Weight= 85 lbs (38.5 kg)
=Best machine gun in history

This gun is the most dangerous gun. This gun also comes in Grand Theft Auto games and I complete most of the killing missions from this gun

I Like The Miniguns because it is powerful and heavy and lots of ammos the rounds is 1000 or 2000 it can be mounted by vehicle including aircraft helicopter warships and tanks this machine gun were use in Vietnam war during airstrikes

The best gun in the world

V32 Comments

The best ever accurate and powerful

My favourite on this list!
It was one out of two that stood up to my standards when I needed it.

The fal is amazingly powerful

3M2 Browning

This weapon redefined the heavy machine-gun mission as a powerful, general-purpose weapon rather than just a man-killer. Mount it on a tripod, a pintle, a ring-mount, ball-mount, turret or aircraft and it will still destroy anything other than a serious AVF that gets in its line of fire.

Ultra-reliable, extremely powerful, long-ranged and psychologically as well as physically devastating, the Browning M1921 series has proven itself to be among the longest-serving and most versatile weapons available on the battlefield, and remains so today.

This bad boy has been spilling guts ever since my great Grandparents was kicking. Its one bad assed gun that will leave a baseball sized hole in your wall (car, door, bad guy, annoying neighbor and the usual stray rats or ex-girlfriend)

This weapon is over 90 years old and it's still being used today. If I were a soldier in combat and had to choose what machine gun to use, I would definitely pick this one. An M2 can fire a 50 caliber round from 4.5 miles away. This is what you need to blow away an enemy unit. Not the M60, this! The M2 Browning is the King of Firearms.

Awesome gun love its route

V20 Comments

Best gun to kill with in Call of Duty

This Is an assault rifle.


This is a assault rifle it should not be in the conversation.

I like M16 because of its is one of the most powerful machine in the world.


it is 1 of only 2 actual machine guns on this list, who ever made the list is stupid.

I prefer this weapon over the minigun because miniguns are so bulky and impractical, the m60 however, is very strong, fires large powerful ammo, and is built for any operation. You could throw this out of your hell before dropping down or throw it in a river. It would work like new.

The sound of this gun Freaks me out... The reason for so is, before you even react the click click click sounds have already claimed your life.

Amazing gun and extremely powerful

V10 Comments

This isn't supposed to be in this category. As an assault rifle, then yeah. We are talking about giant magazines and heavy firepower kind of machine guns here.

The ACR is a really cool gun in general because of its look and quality, I think that it is the best gun in MW3 and MW2!

The best rifle in American weapon industries - ww2

Minigun seriously you can't even cary that

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This an American classic you can go full auto or single for accuracy this is the foundation of machine guns that are good lol the saw is modern though so etiher way but the ak can screw itself Thompson or saw 10 times better

You want to hit someone with great power with accuracy, then move with Thompson.

Guys this is not an assault rifle or machine gun it's a sub machine gun the only assault rifle during World War II was owned by the nazis and I forgot the name it was something like sturmgwehur

Um this is a submachine gun

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10M61 Vulcan

A gatling style gun and bigger brother of the minigun. It was developed in the 1960's and powerfuller and faster than a minigun with 20mm bullets and 7200 rounds per min.
It is used in aircraft like the F-22, F-15 and F-16 - GAU-8_Avenger

The Contenders


The culmination of decades of previous research, the M14 was the offspring of the M1 Garand project. Simple to mass-produce and to use, the M14 truely was a rugged, all-purpose rifle. It was accurate and packed a punch, with a larger ballistics round than the later M16. In retrospect, it was one of the most powerful and influential weapons of it's day, driving later influence for the AR-10 and other models made by Eugene Stoner. It was physically powerful and adaptable for a variety of conditions, making it the perfect weapon.

Great 7.62x51mm rifle, not sure why its on a machine gun list though! :D It's a great DMR and Sniper rifle though. I used it in Iraq in 2004 and even though I never had to shoot anybody during practice and live fire squad maneuvers I rarely missed a shot!

Umm battle rifle much?

I like this gun but really it is an assault-rifle.

V5 Comments
12SIG SG 550

Excuse me, correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that an AK-47 is an assault rifle, dammit.

People don't know their guns for god sake its AK 47 daddy of all machine guns

The Ak47 is a very deadly machine gun with a very high rate of fire,making it the best machine gun.

My favorite gun was the AK-47 when I was in the war in Armenia.

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14Gatling Gun

These guns have the highest rate of fire among any other machineguns. Try to shoot a car, it will be ripped to shreds.

It is the best machine gun in my opinion

15M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon)

The M249 SAW is very high quality and is very tough to beat with it's high rpm good range, and exceptional amount of bullets per mag if you are counting all types of machine guns besides light machine guns. You would definitely want this gun in the military.

M249 saw can fire from link bullet chains of 500 rounds or from magazines. It can also fire from m16 clip in an emergency. If you were shot with it you'd be dead before you felt the pain. It is the most powerful machine gun that is portable and mounted.

The m249 SAW is the best machine gun. Way better than the ak-47 and the styer aug. This weapon is used on helicopters and somtimes as turrets on the ground. You would not want to be shot by this weapon. - my111

This is the best machine gun, everybody is using it.

V9 Comments
16MG 42

First to use air cooling mechanism. Easily assembled in a factory and all around great machine gun with a very German quality feel. It also spawned several predecessors such as the M60. Plus its direct descendant, the MG3, which I would say is better but not as renowned on the battlefield as the MG42 was in Europe.

Fastest rate of fire of its time combined with easy barrel replacement makes this old geezer the best one around for number TWO

Why is this gun at 16? This gun defined the General Purpose Machine gun concept. There was a reason the allies borrowed features of this gun in later designs... It should be in the top 5 for sure

The thing that was being scared by every single allied soldier. Still used and still one of most iconic machine guns ever made.

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17GAU-8 Avenger

It fires bullets the size of beer bottles at a rate of over 60 per second at 3250 feet per second. It can rip a tank to shreds.

A much more owerfull minigun. The minigun has around 7mm bullets but GAU-8 has 30mm but it's rate of fire is lower. It's rate of fire is around 4000 bullets pre min.

18Steyr AUG

It is Austrian not Australian, anyway I say it is 1 of the best machine guns because it isn't just machine gun it is a assault rifle a light machine gun and an sub-machine gun on the same time it have a good rate of fire and a changeable tube which make the users be happy to use any tube, the good ammunition makes it even better (30-42 rounds) but the only problem is the low cartridge which make less assault rifle and light machine gun and more sub-machine gun

Guy's, this is an Austrian made weapon. But I got to fire Australian variant "F-88" at a firing range and absolutely fell in love with it. It's accurate, it's reliable and very deadly.

by far the best australian assault rifle, the AUG is a bullpup rifle meaning the gun is short in length and a longer barrel.

19XM214 Microgun

I'm voting because I feel like this is a Uzi but I don't know the correct name so team Uzi! 🍢😷

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1. Minigun
2. M61 Vulcan
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