Top 10 Rifles of All Time

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1
AK-47
The ultima of weapons. The reliability of The Kalashnikov rifle is amazing. Hardly needs servicing. Unlike the overrated M-16, The american soldiers using the M-16 in Vietnam were butchered while fighting against the AK-47 equipped Vietcong. The M-16 rifles performed poorly in the humid conditions of Vietnam and got stuck plenty of times. Whereas the AK-47 fired continuously and pierced the trees behind which the american soldier stood and died!
Whoever says it is not accurate, does not know much about guns. On full auto it is harder to control than 223 but much easier than 308, and while mil surplus ammo is rated around 2200-2500 joules, high quality ammo can approach 308 levels. but above all, never jams, never breaks, and works in all conditions that one can face on this earth
This gun's accuracy is bad and does quite noise but when it hit a thing it bangs and when it cones to the right hands it's just amazing.
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2Weatherby Vanguard

3Remington 700
Own the same rifle, since moving to Wyoming, 13years ago.. dropped every big game I intended to shoot, with the first shot. Never had an issue, will continue to use this riffle til I die.
No need for anything else

4Ruger 77
As an owner of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, I can testify this is the best quality, reliability, cost, and profesionalism gun for any situation of sporting, protection, hunting and safety in any circumstance that you need a firearm.

5Ruger American
If you are a civilian who is looking for a rifle with superb accuracy for use in the field, then this is the rifle for you. Forget the AK-47, this rifle delivers sub MOA accuracy right out of the box at a lower cost.
The Ruger American can hold it's own against all of it's competitors. I have managed 1/2" groups at 100 yards, although an expert could do better. It comes with a bedded stock, free floated barrel, and a decent recoil pad for improved accuracy. The tolerances in the action are noticeably less than it's direct competitors. It also comes with pre-installed scope mounts.
The ergonomics of the rifle are good for my average sized frame. The plastic stock is actually very solid but still lightweight. The rifle is coated in a matte black finish to not reflect as much light.
All of those features, coupled with the standard hunting rifle cartridges that it is chambered in, makes this an outstanding rifle. And at a price from 3-$400, it is also very economical.

6Winchester Model 70
One of the smoothest production rifles ever made, but only an american legend. There are better rifles out there made by other countries. Jeff Cooper made it a legend in the good ol USA.

7M-16
Only problem was that people thought it didn't need to be cleaned, but besides that, it would outmatch the ak47 in a fight any day of the week, why do you think it was a staple of the US, we would of picked up the AK if we thought it was more useful, but nothing matches stoner
M-16 is the best weapon ever. Great accuracy, three round burst, High power, Military use this weapon the most of there primary.

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Popularized the burst fire mode.

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8Savage 99
I have a savage model 99. It is a nice hunting rifle and is dependable. The 250 caliber makes it a nice all around hunting rifle. The only few problems is the stock has a possibility of splitting overtime due to the style of the gun constant shooting and recoil. And the savage may not be as accurate as other bolt action rifles.
Made for 99 years. Best hunting rifle I have ever owned. Always fires. Was even used in ww1
Best gun in the world in my opinion

9M1 Garand
you didn't have to reload after each shot. almost like a machine gun if you pressed the trigger fast enough. awesomeness
It's just a very well put together! Awesome weapon, extremely reliable, and highly accurate. I would trust this with my life over any other weapon on here. And since it's American I vote twice on it if I could.
a very reliable weapon, the gun that won WWII
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10Savage 110

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11Marlin 336A

12Kar98k

Very rugged gun. Dirt, rust, cold, hot, show, rain; always functions without a hitch. Best engineered rifle of its time.

A lethal weapon of the Nazis.

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13M-14
Reliable yet short lived.

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I USE THE M 14 IN NAM IT WAS THE BEST SNIPER RIFLE MADE.
To the guy who posted the comment about using the M-14 during the Vietnam war: You obviously never used it during that war for multiple reasons. 1. Judging by your excessive use of caps lock I'd say that your roughly 10-12 years old and therefore couldn't have served in a war 50 years ago. 2. You would have to be deployed during the beginning of the war. 3. The M-14 isn't a sniper rifle. The M-21 is though. Even though they look alike if you really used the M-21 during Vietnam you would most likely know exactly what weapon you were using. Now about the gun itself. :D I used the M-21 when I was on inactive duty during 1989-1992. During live fire tests me and my squad outperformed 3 out of 7 other squads with sniper rifles like the M-24 and the M-40. Sorry it was long!

14Lee-Enfield
The first bolt action rifle to have 10 round clips.

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Fastest cycling bolt action military rifle of all time

15M82

The 50 caliber sniper rifle that can kill you over a mile away.

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16M4

M-16's little brother that is the root of modern rifle modifications.

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17Springfield rifle

the springfield is kick ass in power and accuracy

springfield rifle or sniper accurate powerful everthing kick ass


18Browning X Bolt

19BAR
One if not the first automatc rifle by Mr. Browning.

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Very sweet weapon... at least in CoD 3 and World at war...
Best gun ever made for the civil war

20Mosin-Nagant

very reliable accurate good stoping power also used in ww2 personaly my favorite sniper rifle


21Ruger Mini-14

22G36C

23FN SCAR

24HK416
God of all rifles will beat Kalashnikova Avtomat or M16A2 any day.

25AK-74u

261860 Henry Repeating Rifle
The first-ever ;ever action rifle.

27SA80
Currently used by the British army as a general purpose rifle, with it's production ending in 1994. It is highly accurate, using 5.56mm rounds. Each magazine can house 30 rounds, and it is very simple to use, with variable battle sights (200-400m)
Love this rifle. Used it many a time!

28M1A1 Carbine

Very light and effective but not as powerful as M1 Garand.

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29Ruger 10/22

30Brown Bess Musket

31MAS-36

32Marlin Model Golden 39A
Since 1891, this.22 rifle has built a reputation as being both the oldest rifle still in production, as well as one of the most accurate.22s on the market.

33Pennsylvania Long Rifle
Arguably considered the first "rifled" weapon, this gun established the precedent for all rifles.

34L85A2

35Martini-Henry

36SKS MC-5D
Great reliability, more acurrate than the AK but using the same cartridge and gas system.
Uses a 7.62x39 round and an AK47 mag.

37.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
Best hunting gun ever

38Gewher 43

39Winchester Model 100

40Mauser M98

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