Top 10 Best Assault Rifles

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The Top Ten

1 AK-47

It may be just a battle rifle to some people, but it's the smallest weapons that make the biggest difference. The AK shows up in virtually every conflict worldwide. AK-47s have been driven over by tanks, filled with mud and water, abused to where they're covered with rust, AND THEY STILL WORK. They require very little cleaning too. No weapon has ever caused more death. They'll be around when all of us are long dead. If any weapon deserves to be known as the best weapon in the world, let alone best assault rifle, it is the AK47.

The AK-47 is THE premier assault rifle in the world, and it probably will be until the world ends. It has amazing reliability, throw it down a well, then drive over it with a tank and it will still work. And Its accuracy isn't AS bad as people have been saying, a trained operator can hit a man sized target at about 440 yds. (I would know) Also the round has MORE kinetic energy than a 5.56.

By far the AK47 is the best assault weapon. I would take the AK47 any place in the world with a back pack full of loaded magazines and feel safe. The AK47 is built to withstand the worst possible conditions. Unlike our foolish M16s the AK47 is not prone to stove pipe jams that cost our troops lives all the time since the vietnam conflict till the present day. If you are firing a lot of rounds the AK47 just says feed me more. I tried to kill one of my cheap romanian variants and after 900 fast fire rounds the the front hand grip just caught on fire and I ran out of bullets. If I had a pot holder and some more bullits I would bet anything it would keep firing till the barrel melted off. It has a large trigger guard to allow winter gloves. The AK47 has an easy to use selector switch for full semi and safe. The AK47 has quick and easy sights that almost beg to be put on target when you sight down the rifle. Do to how simple the design is it comes apart easy and anyone with basic life ...more

Having made my chosen profession and living in combat, I wouldn't at all disagree with this. First and foremost, It goes bang every time you need it. A rifle absolutely must be reliable to the point that it will outlive several soldiers who wield it, even in the worst conditions. Secondly, any AK in either 7.62x39 or 5.45x39 is going to impart a devastating wound on whatever it hits. It's essential to kill your enemy right now before he kills you. Thirdly, the accuracy is good enough for any sort of firefight that is in assault rifle range. For 500m plus, there are Designated Marksman and Machine Guns for that. Fourthly, it's a real weapon. It does what it is supposed to do without any finesse, apologies, or excuses. It enables the soldier to win the fight, destroy the opposition, and win the battle. I doubt that I would be here without my faithful AKM. 50+ years of kicking ass and it's still with me in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Russia, Colombia, and Moldova. Hats off to my favorite ...more

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2 FN SCAR

Should be at the top of the list. Heavy round, effective range is broader, extremely accurate, light for it's caliber, and the recoil is light and flat.

It also is an easy field strip.

Well you really have to look at the purpose of the rifle. How are you planning on using it? Hard or soft targets? At what range do you expect you may need to shoot? I have owned a handful of these rifles in this pole and hands down the Scar 17 takes the cake in my opinion. I have Personallty gotten sub MOA accuracy out of it. There is an ever increasing parts availability for it as well. Check High desert dogs web page. Conversion kits to 5.56 7.62 X 39 and a miriad of other calabers. The piston system in this rifle is like none that I have ever seen. The Bolt carrier group seems bombproof as well. The G36C has a similar bolt carrier group... The rifle breaks down in 2 minutes flat. Easy to work on and clean. Tough rifle that is being fielded by the operators. Some of your guys have it right- the AK47 and M16's times have come and gone. Yeah they will do the job if needed but that doesn't make them the best now does it. Before you argue perhaps you should pick one of these up and ...more

The Fn Scar should be at the top of the list for 3 reasons 1:can fire 2 different variants 1 chambered with m16 ammunition and 1 chambered with a round similar to the ak 47 round. 2:more customizable than ak 47 3:more relaiable than m16(slightly lighter, less jamming, etc. )

Warning: Claiming the AK is the a good rifle is like saying McDonalds makes a good hamburger. The people who voted for Kalashnikovs have a poor understanding of combat rifles and likely don't understand the very nature of combat.

-Smaller than any AR variant.
-More dependable than any AK variant.
-Most modular rifle fielded by any modern military.
-Lighter and more reliable than 416.
-Readily accepts suppressors.
-VERY low recoil in both calibers.
-True OTB capability.
-Reload times faster than SKS or AK.
-Much lighter than M14.
-Sub MOA accuracy even in 10". (Match ammo)
-Simple manual of arms.

It's only real competition is the Tavor. The ARX is a possibility if accuracy in SBR improves.

The 416 is a solid platform but it's heavy and somewhat less dependable than the SCAR. The SCAR has the advantage of being designed from the ground up as a 3rd gen rifle rather than being just another fix for the M4.

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3 HK416

How is this not the top one? The AK-47 is unaccurate while this thing is targeting. This runs off a piston system while the m16 runs off a gas system and jams or breaks every 30 seconds becuase of it. This shoot ss at 900 rounds per minute while the Kalashnikov and the AR 15 shoot at 600. This can shoot under water, buried in sand or drenched in thick mud. Try any of these three things with another rifle and the gun goes kaboom with the receiver stabbed in your eye. If it overheats, just pop it open, hand the heating rod to someone and it will be ice cold. This weapon cannot break unless parts are removed.

People are constantly going off about the AK's poor accuracy. It is really not that inaccurate, saying so is simply trite, fire one for yourself. I know that for myself I can shoot an AK just as well as I can shoot an AR. And a piston system is still a gas system, the M16's gas system is referred to "direct Impingement". The cyclic rate of fire is not nearly as important as you make it out to be, slower cyclic rates help to keep the weapon controllable. Saying this weapon cannot break unless parts are removed is completely absurd, fundamentally a firearm is a mechanical device, as the mechanical complexity increases, so does the risk of failure.

The HK 416 is the perfect replacement for the standard issue M4 carbine, its piston gas system makes it more reliable and improves the overall life of the rifle by reducing chamber fouling. It is a much better option over any other competitors due to its similarity to the M4 and therefore has a familiar feel for soldiers reducing the time needed for retraining. The HK 416 is more accurate and reliable than the AK-47 and can be thrown into all the dirt mud sand and water you want without jamming or losing the smallest bit of accuracy. It is a hell of a lot more versatile than the AK-47 with full set of rails and a full length top rail allowing for more optics than you could ever need. It is a complement to the world renowned precision German firearms manufacturing company that brought us the famous MP5 and many others. The rifle has been adapted by many special forces world wide including the U. S Navy Seals and the Australian Special Air service.

HK 416 is being widely tested and can be considered as the best assault rifle available.
It is more accurate than an AK and more reliable than a M4.
It has been tested in water, mud, sand and horribly abused. The results were surprising:MORE RELIABLE THAN AN AK!

The Hk416 is by far the best assault rifle ever based on accuracy, controllability, reliability, and weight/ transportability.

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4 ACR

Extremely accurate.. Low recoil. Easily customizable. Top 2 easy.

Best gun no doubt, accurate low recoil and it will work with almost any assault rifle round

It is extremely accurate, and can be customized to fire any round. It is the official replace for the M4 so it must be good!

I did not personally shoot this weapon but my father has a marine buddy who was hired to test fire a prototype. He tells me that its one of the best rifles he's ever used-more so than the M16A series, or some captured AKs he used in emergencies. Recoil is practically non-existent, full tactical customization for any situation, a trained shooter can hit a target out to roughly 1.5 football fields, and stopping power rivals that of.44 hollow-point. This is the ultimatum in terms of weapons of the assault kind.

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5 M4A1

A good gun, all together. It's accuracy is pretty deadly, and most all special operations groups use them as a main choice of weaponry. They've also made a big impact throughout many video-games, being the "good-guy gun". Its "older brother" the M16, was used through many wars before degrading into the M4, which I s a lighter and more compact weapon, basically a smaller and lighter M16.

There is a reason why the greatest country in the world would arm our boys with these magnificent rifles.

when it hits the fan you want the men who are trained in the art of war to be holding these weapons these weapons with an A-cog. an I promise if these boys are trained to use this weapon and optics. in a face to face fire fight. this gun is gonna flourish, and I promise you that little 556 round that thang gonna EAT.

This is a standard, miltary gun. Next to the M-16 it's one of the recommended guns. It's a good looking gun with a high fire rate. At 30 shots a mag I could take out the russian army alone... If they didn't shoot back

Lightweight, easily accessible, and accurate, although the newer versions the real weapons of choice (M4A3)

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6 M16 Rifle

The M16 is the best rifle, no doubt. The AK47 is nowhere near the top spot and I can prove it. The M16 is lighter than the AK47, so you can carry more ammunition. The M16 has a higher rate of fire (950 rpm) than the AK47(600 rpm), so you can get more lead down range and you have a better chance of getting the enemy. The M16 has much higher range, as you are able to hit a point/bullseye target at 1804 feet (550 m), while an AK47 cannot hit an area target at 330 feet (100 m). This was proven in the Youtube video called " AK47 vs M16 Part 1". Also the M16 is has very low recoil, while the AK47 kicks like a mule. The only advantages the AK47 has are lesser jamming and power. However, the M16 is very close to these two advantages, as it's hard to jam and has a much faster bullet (indicating power) so it is still reliable in both situations. There is no possible way an AK47 is better than this. - m16lion9460

Basically just the select fire version of the AR-15 meaning you could convert to any type of gun you want. You want gas piston? You got it. You want 6.5 Grendel? You got it. You want to make it fire faster? Yes. Slower? Also a yes. You want to get a collapsible stock? Of course, here you go. You need scopes? Oh hell yeah. You want different magazines? You can do that with any gun boi... You want a muzzle brake? Yah. Get yourselves your own M16 for you because this is just the military AR-15. by the way the M16 is an assault rifle, the AR-15 is not.

The M16 was the BEST and it was a beast compared to the AK-47. The AK-47 is overrated, but does a lot of damage. Why didn't I vote it then? Quick Answer: The ACCURACY! M16A4 is AWESOME and deserves more attention. - buster

The M16 has to be the finest assault rifle the world has ever seen and all of the rifles that have been made on the 16's frame are a testament to this fact. Although the AK is a wonderful rifle at close range it is not the be all due all that a weapon going into battle needs to be. Yes, I know the horror stories about the M16 but these go back to the early days of development and have no bases for the rifle used today. One other problem has been the US military asking to much of the design as in the M4 with a gas block placed to close to the receiver causing many problems but the M4 is not the M16 and that fact is often over looked. Could the M16 be improved with adding a simple piston system and high tech dry lube coatings, well yes! But over all the military can find no weapon the is truly leaps and bounds above the M16 or they would buy it. With the way we spend money on the military, spending big bucks for a finer weapon is not a concern. But someone has to build it first.

There actually aren't very many rifles that use the M16's internals, just the ergo features (Some of them) there is a reason for this.

I guess you just ignore the horror stories from places like Wanat which are only a few years ago and have massive relevance to the M4s and M16s used right now.

Actually the US military has tested a number of weapons leaps and bounds better, the main hurtle is money and corruption. The US would rather have fancy expensive new jets that don't work than a reliable effective rifle.

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7 Heckler & Koch G36

This gun is as robust as the AK-47. It can fire straight out of water or mud, it won't quit on you.

It's more accurate than the M-16/AR-15 series.

It's lighter than most the other guns on the list.

It's ambidextrous. It can be field stripped in under 2 minutes with no tools.

It has several different sights built into it for different ranges.

AK-47 is old and outdated and is definitely one of the worst weapons on here. For those who don't know the AK-47s. 30 round is actually weaker than the NATO 5.56 mm. It's bigger but the 5.56mm flies faster and transfers more energy to the target when it hits. So much so that it actually shatters into dozens of pieces in side the target. So it's actually more powerful than the AK-47 as well.

Sorry guys but this is the best one. It's even been tested in comparisons with the M-16 and AK-47 and came up on top in every different test.

SCAR and F2000 are in the running for 2nd and 3rd. All of the other ...more

I think it is pretty pro

I own AR15 an Ak47 and the G36, all 3 are fun. But when I pick up the G36 and put my finger on the trigger it makes me smile. It's my favorite of all my guns hands down.

Can fire directly out from water, never jams in dirty environment, lightweight you can carry easy, reliable than AR15 platform, and lightyears moderner than AK47...

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8 FN FAL

Was the #1 choice for over 90 free world countries and has been thoroughly battle tested in all environments. It is proven and the best choice of 7.62 battle rifles. 5.56 or similar round is a more practical round for most battlefield environments but FAL is best 7.62

Most of you are extremely stupid, you get your "facts" from call of duty. I highly doubt that any of you stupid bastards have ever even fired a weapon. The fn fal fires 7.62x51mm fully automatic or single fire, kicks like a mule, but is my number 1 choice for splattering sum bitches that think they know everything about firearms because they have played some child's T.V. game

I'm sure you mean well but people won't listen to insults, they tend more to listen to reason. You may know a great deal but you sound foolish especially since you don't know any of the people you are insulting in this venue. Perhaps it would make sense to be considerate, I'm sure your loved ones would agree.

Excellent weapon. Very well made but will not tolerate dirt, dust or the like. I carried the weapon in combat in Africa so I know first hand this to be true. With automatic the first round may be on target but all subsequent rounds were progressively shooting at the moon. Only time I used auto was when on point and that didn't included firefights. The 7.62 is an excellent round but one can only carry half as many as the 5.56, which will in itself will do incredible damage. Someone mentioned it was the #1 choice in 90 countries. The key word is "was".

I owned 2 FN FAL, 1 FNC and 1 AR-15. Among those rifles, my favorite is still the N FAL. It is heavy but very accurate. With a good scope and bipod, it is a sniper rifle good up to 1 Km range. A well built weapon, all parts are machined, it is a reliable weapon and the FN FAL is still a king of assault rifle.

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9 Steyr AUG

This should be 1st. Not to sound like a teenie bopper, but ak is overrated and yes reliable, but way to heavy and not accurate. Besides its made almost all the time out of wood, which is once again heavy and expensive with a lot of time to make. It's time new technology came in this world, the Styer AUG is exactly that. Light, tough exterior wich is cheaper than wood and made with ease. There is also not a bunch of metal pipes going every where like the ak. It also comes in different sizes for different area missions. Powerful caliber sizes pack a punch like the ak and more. But out of all things it's reliable because Austria and Germany designed it.

The weapon is Bullpup automatically it should be first the weapon is short yet has a decent length barrel and is also light weight. The weapon also fires the extremely accurate 5.56 mm which is small easy to carry and hardly kicks I know this because I MYSELF have fired it not played a video game with it in. If you have ever fired the AK-47 it kicks to much, you can not fire it full auto 30 rounds without the muzzle lifting up of the target. The ak is also very heavy and not very accurate, the only reason a lot of undeveloped countrys have used it is because of its reliability.

My brother in law used this rifle in the Austrian army, never stops gushing about it. I personally have fired a civil variant and it's a beautiful rifle fits nicely into the shoulder very accurate very reliable, the only thing I could complain about is the sight but hey! They already fixed that with the two newer models. The bullpup configuration is a huge advantage and this rifle brings it out in spades.

Own one my self, and while pretty sweet it had quite a few flaws. Factory scope isn't that great and to my dismay, the $2,400 gun damages itself when shooting without buying an aftermarket deflector or putting tape behind the ejection port. I'm sorry but for how expensive it is, it shouldn't damage itself via normal operation..

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10 Tavor TAR-21

Easily the best one out there as not only does it beat it's other bullpup competitors like the Steyr AUG and F2000 in all aspects, but it is also the absolute most versatile assault rifle out there. It is able to convert it's usage to everything in between close-range urban ops and small spaces (like in tanks) to even recon missions and long-range sniping. In addition, it is physical proof that the saying "size doesn't matter" is true as it's smaller, 5.56 mm caliber is accomplish more than any other caliber in any other assault rifle due to the Tavor's unsurpassable and consistent precision. There is a reason why the most highly trained army in the world (Go IDF! ) chooses to use this weapon.

As most all Jewish do I spent time in the IDF and there had the chance to use the Uzi, Colt M4, Galil, FN Fal and the Tavor. Although not as powerful as the 7.62X39 this 5.56 mm bullpup weapon was much tested in Gaza by myself and I can report that there are now a few more "bad guys" not going to shoot kasam rockets into Israel anymore. The weapon was supplied with a MARS sight system and overall it was beyond what I had hoped. A true rifle you can bet your life upon

Had an experience with the SCAR, G36C, M4A1, TAR21 and some others.
I have to say that TAR21 is an amazingly accurate piece of gun!
It light and very comfortable and the most best feature of it that with this gun you will decrease the shade of yourself while on a mission or something like it.
I think it should be in the top five!

Travor is the best assault riffle you can use in close combat urban environment. The weapon is abused by the Israel fighters that use it. It remains durable from abuse and is compact enough to lay, hide and wait, or stalk an enemy. This weapon can clear a corner and is very light and the bull pup design allows you stabilize the weapon. This makes the user a moving target. In today's environment you should want to move and shoot it will keep you alive.

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The Newcomers

? SAR 80

Originated in Singapore - lapra

? OTs-12 Tiss

Designed in Russia in around the 1990s - lapra

The Contenders

11 M4A1 SOPMOD

The M4a1, I try to avoid it whenever I can. Let's run over things people say about it.

#1: It's accurate. So, exactly how often can you exploit that accuracy. War ain't a bench rest precision shooting competition. I've never run into a person who could use the fantastic AR accuracy in combat while running and gunning against other moving infantry. Shooting machine gunners and snipers doesn't count; they're stationary targets!

#2: It's customisable. And the AK isn't? I can put a grenade launcher and an optic and a bayonet on my AK. What else do you want; a pizzeria?

#3: Navy SEALS use it. Here's a dirty little secret: the SEALS and all other such guys do have choice when picking arms. They can have pretty much just about anything you could ask for. However, if they pick anything other than an M4, then the guy has to pay for it out of his own personal pocket. ALso, the military won't supply anything other than 5.56 ammo. So good luck if you picked something ...more

Navy seals don't have to buy their weapons m4 is one of the best, watch triggers assault it will tell you wats better

Well it is a improvement on the rugged reliable m4 which is the improvement of the m16 one of the first assault rifles to be made up primarily of high tech poly carbonates. This feature is not the only reason why most assault rifles that are used in battle, but is a major factor. The m4 family also uses the lighter 5.56 round which does take away some stopping power but allows the soldier/user to carry more rounds, which is invaluable on the battlefield. I am not going to argue the AK is the best assault rifle to be manufactured, all I am saying is the m4 should be ranked in the top 3, it is a rugged battle proven rifle that has origins going back to the 50's.

Actually to all you clowns saying the Seals use it, you're wrong about the reason. Yes Seals can choose their weapons, but the military usually only gives them one or two options, anything else and they need to buy it themselves. Also it should be noted that the HK416 is much more popular with the US Special forces community not just seals but delta too and it has been pretty much since the weapon arrived on the scene.

Furthermore the special forces community doesn't suffer from the same problems as the army because they are in combat less, and have time to meticulously maintain their rifles. For a general combat rifle all DI systems have proven themselves lacking in practically every conflict they have been in. But especially in South America, the Pacific and deserts. Any country that can is getting rid of these weapons.

The ak-47 can not be broken and doesn't jam but the m4 is a lot more accurate. It can fit tons of attachments easier than ak. Grenade launcher red dot

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12 FAMAS

looks cool

Cool good gun

it barrel is longer than mostly every weapon because of its bult up designe making it a very accurate rifle pluse its rate of fire and shortness helps it in CQB battles and you can add any atchment I would give the famas an 9 out of 10

Best assault rifle ever made! Try it!

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13 Galil

Carried one of these in combat, best of all world's combined. I can't say enough about how all of its features come together to form an excellent package.

The AK-47 is number one, but this is an AK-47 successor. All the reliability of the AK, but with the accuracy of a NATO rifle. Deserves more than tenth spot.

The Kalashnikov action with outstanding Israeli engineering is like taking the best features of the AKM and the Armalite systems and putting them together. It's the Reeses peanut butter cup of military firearms.

Galil is one of the most durable and heavy-hitting rifles around, an improvement from the low accuracy fo the AK-47 as made in Russia. If anyone knows what they're doing when it comes to assault rifles, its the Israelis (see the Tavor assault rifle for more examples of such military genus).

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14 M14

The M14 is a fairly heavy rifle but not for any reasonably strong male. I carried one in '67/'68 in Vietnam and am thankful I was issued the best semi auto rifle available. It is extremely accurate and was used as a sniper rifle in Iraq. It is at least as durable as any other assault rifle and the 7.62 round is a long range killer round. There are no "fragile" parts on the M14. It is the IMPROVED "son" of the M1, the rifle that George Patton called "the finest battle implement ever devised." The FN FAL is also very good as is the HK G36, but if one needs a rifle able to perform well in all weather and terrain, jungle or open fields and mountains, I would still choose the M14! The civilian version (the standard M1A) is essentially the same as an M14 except it can only fire on semi-auto but Springfield also makes a national match and super match M1A. I own a M1A super match and I would never part with this rifle!

Durable, highly accurate weapon, and with the new stock you can fit all the fancy attachments you please. Plus it fires the 7.62 nato, the best assault rifle cartridge of all time

An excellent, reliable battle rifle. Proven in combat. Never should have been replaced by the m16.

It certainly qualifies, by any objective standard, as among the top 5 or 6 "best battle rifles" on earth.

In usmc used both m16 and m14 no contest accuracy stopping power seldom jams m14 all the way

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15 M16A4

Standard assault rifle for the us military today, it beats the ak by a lot in accuracy, and its nifty 3 round burst is quite effective.

Yeah guys, you are wrong about this one. First off, this gun has single fire and full auto, the a1 and a3 are the ones with 3 round burst and full auto. Second off, this gun is in serious need of a re-amp or phased out in general, it's slowly being replaced by hk-416s. It only still exists on the battlefield because of its immense ability for mass production.

Best of the best

Better than Ak47

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16 AK-74

Less recoil than an ak47, more accurate than an ak47, the only difference is the fact that it doesn't have as much damage through a concrete brick like the 47's 7.62x39 round compared to the 74's 5.45x39. The 74 is a stealthier weapon in my opinion and is just as good as the ak47 and if not, better. I would take a 74 over a 47 in combat. Does just as much damage to a human's flesh as an ak47 does

Also known as the AK-47's underrated little brother, the AK-74 has the same design but with a skeleton butt that can possibly fold down, if you want it to of course. - jezza0

The slr106 is very accurate more than most M4'S mags cost double but this rifle is consistent and keeps on ticking

More accurate, better ballistics, lighter round than ak47.

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17 XM8

I personally think that the only reason ak is at the at the top is because its an "original" and "tough". I know nothing about firearms nor do I get my facts from first person shooters, but the xm8 is a EXTREME HYBRID. it could be fired as an smg or used as an assault rifle, heck you could probably use the darn thing as a sniper rifle. this was suppose to be the ULTIMATE weapon, capable of adapting to terrain, highly mobile. Truly something of the future.

Supposed to take over from the m4, as reliable as a AK, more accurate than the HK416, as light as a submachine gun, I mean you seriously can't get any better than that, like come on, this should be number 1, what do you guys know about guns. You guys are way better than that! This is the best rifle on the frigging market

Too bad it never go into production :(

Even though its only a prototype its still highly acurate and high rate of fire means its great in a firefigh. I would give it a 9 out of 10 and I would also rank it over the AK-47

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18 SG 552 Commando

"Rolex AK" Not so much the 552 but it's replacement the 553 and including the 550 and 551 Many HK enthusiasts will even refer to Swiss arms rifles as being built by the gods. Even the flash hider is milled into the barrel on the 551! With ilaflon coated steel the gun is almost indestructible, unfortunately in this world of everyone owning an m4 or AK these are overlooked. The Swiss arms guns are meant to last a lifetime with barrel life lasting over 60,000 plus rounds think "steel bristle" cleaning kit! Built in tritium sights. Also it is derived from an AK so you can expect near AK reliability very easy to clean, no tools required.
The down side. Not many records of combat usage also very heavy for an assault rifle.

I remember the day when I had to give my SIG 510 (Stgw 57 in 7.5mm) back to get the SIG 550 (Stgw 90).
The SIG 550 was only 4.1kg compared to the 6.1kg of the SIG 510 (during a 50km power march this makes quite a difference). The SIG 510 was a weapon even if it was unloaded, the SIG 550 came with a lot of plastic.We lost a full metal gun in 7.5x55 to a plastic gun in 5.56x45. The SIG 510 was very accurate for a battle rifle and shooting it in full auto was a lot of fun. So not everybody was happy about that change. But the SIG 550 is even more accurate and much better controllable in full auto. And it is very reliable. The only problem is the gas cylinder, witch tends to rust (you have to clean it much more offen than an AK. We cleaned it every day an after every use).
I would allways relay on a SIG 550, 551 and a 553. The SIG 552 was differend (the gas rod is shorter and with the closing spring behind the bold carrier) and I didn’t use it (it isn’t in production since 2008 ...more

19 FN F2000

Just because it works well in a video game does not mean it works well in the field. Have you ever even fired a weapon in real life?

I've never handled the F2000 but I have handled the FS2000 it's handles beautifully, a bit of a creepy trigger but aside from that it has surprisingly good ergonomics and preforms very well. The only gripe I have is the the sights are not as impressive as they look. It's just got a bulky cover.

I like this kind of rifles

That is one nice rifle. Fully ambidextrous, pointable, compact, high RPM.

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20 Ak12

It is the latest version of AK47 and has all the qualities of it. It can also be fitted with different sights, Suppressor, grenade launcher and a 100 round high capacity magazine. It is more accurate than before. It can also be modified for firing different rounds such as- 7.62x51mm, 5.56x45mm, 12 gauge and many other. It must be at the top of this list. I am thinking why people are not voting this superb rifle? So, if anyone reads it then please think that it is the latest version of AK47 and vote it!

AK-47 Is now old man! For how many Days does people will run after it? They must take a look at this rifle which is The latest version of the AK47. They Can see the difference in Wikipedia's pages. In my opinion the AK-12 is much better. - arkopravaroy

Super upgraded ak-74 yes please. The ak-74 is possibly the best modern combat rifle simply by virtue of its simplicity and ease of use. The Ak-12 is essentially and ak-74 with ergonomic refinements, more rail space, better sights etc. Before anyone loses it. I mean ak-74 not ak-47 its not a typo it's a more modern Ak chambered in a modern caliber.

The party is always right!

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21 AN-94

Although it's a more complex weapons that rifle simple outperform anything in his category. The 2 burst shot is by far the fastest and the most accurate to defeat body armor.

There is a reason why the spetsnaz use this. Downside is it takes some training to use effectively.

It's by far the most advanced assault rifle I have seen.
It's 2 rounds burst is hell accurate and it's a true body armor killer.

Russian assault rifle with extremely accurate two-burst function, so precise with next-gen technology Russia does not export it too any other country.

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22 CAR-15

I used to be a assault rifle tester for the military and the best assault that I've ever tested before is the Car-15. It is so much better than Ak-47, or any of the FN type guns. The only gun that even comes close to this gun is the M4 but, the Car-15 is amazing. It's accuracy is phenomenal and has an outstanding rate of fire. I can't believe this is ranked no. 17!

Car-15 is an amazing gun. I used to own one before I sold it to my buddy, anyway it has an amazing firing rate and accuracy. I don't know why all special ops teams use this gun. Props to whoever posted this

Used by the Navy SEALS, it has and incredible firing rate, extremely accurate, and very good for close quarter combat. Despite it's name, this gun is outstaanding.

23 AR-15

Best all around gun

Awesome gun, you can get 100 round drum magazines for it, slide fire stocks ( make it fully automatic), grips, flashlights. Best gun purchase I ever made

The most customizable gun ever. It has thousands of different pieces you can buy for it. Pretty cheap and accurate, decent recoil and uses cheap effective ammo usually. Probably the most bought gun by civilians besides an 870, 1911, or glock of some model. Pretty cool! - EliHbk

Good gun accurate and is a reliable gun

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24 Gas Piston, .308 M4 Platform.

Consistent accuracy, devastating firepower, and a familiar platform for the US military. Very easy to learn - highly effective and would cut carbon levels in more than half. Essentially: Firepower of an M-240, Accuracy of M16/M4, and reliability of an AK-47. For those of you who actually know anything about firearms, this is what you'd pick.

25 Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle

Very underrated

Eye for an eye!

Very deadly weapon for the soliders who knows how to use it.

This is the most awesome and deadly gun I've ever fired.

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26 SA80

SA80 are extremely useful weapons, there bull pup deisign give the British army the advantage of lightweight and compact carbine rifle great QuickDraw in the battlefield, also it 5.56 round are small but quick shot, not to mention the fact that the most elite squadron in the world use them-The Royal British Special Air Service although the original design was terrible this modern gun should be #1 and this is coming from a 12 year old

The reliability of the a1 gave this rifle a bad name but those who have shot it will be astounded at its sheer accuracy, that pretty much leaves every other assault weapon standing (fact) but I would not like to pay for my own one. Ha ha but makes a lot of other weapons feel cheap in comparison. Even the LSW is more accurate than most on this page.

Sa80a2 is a very accurate gun and after the recent modifications that the british army has asked h&k to make on it, has made it a very reliable gun also. I am in the royal armored corps and have had the opotunity to fire many guns. I would also like to point out that the sa80 has a longer effective range than most other assault rifles which gives it a massive advantage over other rifles on the battlefield

Certainly the most accurate weapon in the world but is also much more practicle for close urban and house to house warfare. The A2 is far more reliable than its predecessor and is also one of the most expensive rifles to produce. This is one of my favourite weapons that I have ever fired (my favourite being the Lee Enfield).

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27 AK-103

The full metal version of the AK-47

Really not that practical but badass

28 Sig Swat 556

The Sig 556 is the most reliable 556/223 ever made. It can fire reliably between 10K rounds before cleaning. The all metal receiver/fire-control/piston make this the most durable next generation assault rifle available, and it has no plastic receiver parts!

Accurate, beautiful and reliable.

Should definitely be higher on the list! Best rifle I have ever owned, I will never part with mine.

Simple and ergonomic, reliable and tough. Robust ejection.

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29 IMI Tavor TAR-21

A great Israeli rifle

It will destroy all from Gog and Magog.

30 AK-12

It is the latest version of the AK47 and has all its qualities. Now it can also hold A mounted sight, a suppressor and a grenade launcher. Its also more accurate than AK47 Because it is modified for this. So, I think it mustbe at the top of This list.

Yes. AK 47 is a great gun but its really old. AK 12 is made in 2012 and its a lot better than the original.

It is the latest version of Ak47 and Has all the qualities of it, plus It can hold a sound suppressor easily and has picattiny rail for Sight Fittins which is absent in AK47. It can also be modified to fire 3 types of new rounds, such as- 5.56x39mm, 7.62x51mm and Onwards. So, I think It must Be at the top of This list.

One of Izhmash's latest creations.
- Weighs less than most assault rifles.
- 8 types of cartridges usable.
- Has a thundering rate of fire, 1000 (3 round burst)
- Muzzle velocity (900 m/s) and effective range (800m.)
- Has a 100 round drum magazine compatible with AK 74, so it wont give you much trouble reloading.
- Has a picatinnary rail that allows other attachable accessories and instruments (example. Target finders, scopes, night scopes, and grenade launchers)

31 VHS by HS Produkt

Not well know sadly
But it's better than any of these rifles on the list

VHS is one of the most advanced rifles in the world also newest ones it is on it s way to become standard NATO issue...

This is one of the newest assault rifles also one of most inovative and it is also on it s way to become standard NATO issue

This is one of assault rifles that brings many advantages than tavor or French one...

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32 LWRC M6A3 DMR

Extremely accurate, cleaning is an option, take m16 mags (any kind) will shoot any brand of ammo without jamming, has 4 position on the piston; closed (will not eject the brass real quite when using a suppressor) normal, suppressed, and adverse (when you might have to shoot 1000 rounds). Has a cold hammer forged barrel that will last 20,000 rounds of non-steel core 10,000 rounds of steel core. Just a great gun.

Out of all my guns this is the best in all areas. It is a little heavy but it does everything very well...

Lwrc is the best of the best the king

33 Heckler & Koch HK417

Everything the hk416 is with more punch, assault or marksman

Best 7,62 rifle in the world

34 PVAR

The only rifle that is not gas operated. Undiscovered but someday all guns will be pneumatic valve and rod system. Best discovery by Filipinos

Pneumatic valve and rod rifle=less heat and less carbon deposit,longer life span with lesser maintenance.can be fired underwater will function even with sand or submerged in mud.reduced rate of 750 rounds per minute from 900 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 900 miles per second.Used by the armed forces of the Philippines SOC,anti guerilla warfare,Abu Sayyaf muslim separatist,enduring freedom,Afghanistan war.

35 QBZ-95

Very accurate, reliable. The weight and length is greatly reduced. It shoots the Chinese 5.8mm round, proved to be very powerful, light, and ballistic tests shows that it tumbles once it strikes human tissue. The new version, qbz 95-1 has excellent ergonomics. I not the best, this gun is one of the best rifles in the 21st century.

I like it's model and it shoot pretty straight as well... nice accuracy and never get jammed

Very reliable, accurate and easy to carry, but the noise is huge.

It can be in the top ten

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36 SIG SG 516

This gun has a reputation with many gun nuts that look into international firearms. It is smooth just from the look and the various posts people have made show how good it is. This needs to be closer to 1 on more lists, and I don't say that out of bias, the preference to either classic international firearms or American ones is hurting the popularity this gun deserves.

Very well made. Accurate, Very reliable.

How the hell is such a fast firing and accurate assault rifle so down in this list

Best Swiss gun ever

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37 Enfield

"Enfield" is not very specific... you might as well be referring to the Lee-Enfield which isn't even an assault rifle.

My 1903 can reach out and touch someone as far as I can see. It's dead accurate.

The mutts nuts I have shot one many times

38 L85A2 (SA80) Susat Scope

This rifle is excellent at medium rang and with the help of hk is very reliable nowadays

39 M4 Carbine

Though it does not have a very high range this thing is lethal at close range

This should be the best

Coronado Arms, Dixon Ca

40 Heckler & Koch G11

Manufactured & Designed in 1968 - lapra

Probably the most innovative AR since the AK, it uses caseless ammunition and was the first and best to do so.

This is more powerful than any other assault rifles.it has a dangerous firing ability which can kill anyone in just one shot. and what's more, it has an accurate aim.

41 FN CAL

Fail. This rifle was exlcluded and never made it to mass production.

Have every weapon type fabrique nationale has ever made, the fn ar type weapons are best in grade ar-15's made, the fal is old but still shoots well, fnx.45 pistols are the real winner, most accurate 45 pistol made yet, fns is better version of a glock, the slp and other 12 guage variants that fn make are true combat shotguns.. the slp all ss is best of bunch. fabrique nationale is now a usa company they make many weapons platforms for the military, which is why I test them. all in all F.N. is the very best weapons maker of all time.

42 Korobov TKB-517

Without a doubt the best ever made.

43 CZ-805 BREN

Because makes very accurate and solid firearms. Bren 805 is a affordable SCAR.

Why is this not in number 1?

Surely part of TOP 10.

Cross between ACR and SCAR, extremely acurate and very powerful.

44 HK IAR M27

It's basically the HK 416 Carbine with a longer barrel and more ammunition, pretty decent if you ask me. Not as much recoil too. - Crysis

45 AKM

Just as reliable as AK47 but it's more lighter, and more accurate as the M4 did

46 RK 95 TP

Why a direct upgrade to AK47 is lower than it?

47 ARX-160

Tactical, modern and reliable

New beretta rifle; using polymer it's light, very accurate and reliable. Used by special forces.

48 M1 Carbine
49 Galil ACE

NEVER STOP WORKING A BIT HEAVY GOOD LOOKING

50 Robinson Arms XCR

Can carry many different types of ammunition, fires very fast, and has a high muzzle velocity. How is this not the top one?

Isn't in top because no one knows this poor one!

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