Best Machine Guns

The Top Ten

1 IMI Tavor TAR-21

Okay this is a bullpup assault rifle and I doubt it actually got 25% of votes over 8

Tar 21 is shaped so creative

Best bullpup assult rifle - ww2

2 Minigun

What minigun exactly are you referring to? But generally speaking, miniguns are considered very deadly. - illusion

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

A round in every square foot of a football field on 10 seconds? 40 rounds per second? yes this is the one of the most nasty lmgs of all time!

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

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That gun is so awesome

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

The best ever accurate and powerful

Great rifle. It's long and heavy, but a classic none the less. And the 7.62x51 cartridge makes a statement when fired.

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4 Thompson

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

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

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

Um this is a submachine gun

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This Is an assault rifle.

Best gun to kill with in Call of Duty

Use it in battlefield, works like a BOOS

Assault rifle. not MG

6 M14

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.

Umm battle rifle much?

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!

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

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7 M16

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's an assult rifle..

It jams all the time
AK-47s are way better

8 M2 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 is a machine gun that's still considered very powerful and reliable as of today. - illusion

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.

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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 best rifle in American weapon industries - ww2

Would u people stop voting on weapons because of how they are in video games

Minigun seriously you can't even cary that

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10 M60

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

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.

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.

I like this gun because of the pack a punch and in real life it will kill you in a second plus it could shoot up to 850 rounds of ammo

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The Contenders

11 AK-47

Classified as an assault rifle. It should not be in this list. - illusion

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

Any gun that can be dunked in mudd and snow and sand then fired while filled with water safely, and with a high degree of accuracy, is A+ number one tops in my book any day of the week. No other gun on the list comes close.

I am living in India and ak47 is my favorite gun.

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12 Robinson Armament XCR
13 M61 Vulcan

Not a machine gun �" this a cannon.

The Vulcan is in the f-14.

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

14 SIG SG 550
15 Gatling 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

16 GAU-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.

17 HK416

It sucls

18 XM214 Microgun

Just epic. PLain epic.

19 MG 42

This mg was designed 80 years ago. It is still probably the best of medium machine guns. Its cyclic rate of fire is probably the highest of all heavily produced medium MG's. It fires so fast you can't hear individual shots. Sounds like tearing paper.. USA's m60 was modeled from it. Direct results are best..probable million Russian and allied casualties from this one weapon.

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

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.

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20 M249 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

There are quite a few differences between machine guns and full-auto rifles and submachine guns. Anyway, SAW for the win, it's an awesome weapon. - Rotorhead

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21 Steyr 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.

Ehem. This is an assault rifle

22 Uzi

This is a great gun is has served for a long time and is used a lot great range too it has to be one of my favorite submachine guns too bad its heavy but the weight reduces recoil

I have one in hebrew markings... The best!

I will give67%of vote to uzi

23 Fokker Leimberger

I got this info from wiki so if you don't believe its not my fault. The Fokker Leimberger was the first gatling style machine, it had 12 barrels, cable of 7200 rounds per min. Believe it or not this gun was first made in Germany WW1. It was an experimental gun and if put in production it could of made Germany win the war.

24 PPSh-41

This list is so messed up but the PPSh is my favorite (sub)machine gun so I chose it.

75 round clip unbeatable

25 CM901
26 MP-5

this is the only good gun here, AK is not even a machine gun, and it sucks you like it because it is popular. ITS recoil is massive, and you have to spray and pray with it. where is M240 & M249. MP5 should be 1

The MP5 is a SMG. A good one at that. Still very popular with Special Forces and such around the world today.

good enough 4 the teams. what else. Seal teams that is

Low recoil, high fire rate, good accuracy, enough said.

27 MP 40

The Germans made a reliable sub-machine gun that was more accurate than anything else at the time. The sten gun didn't have great accuracy and neither did the thompson. The tommy gun did shoot a .45 but it doesn't matter if your gun is more powerful if you can't hit someone.

28 Negev NG7

Very light and very reliable under the most extreme conditions

29 Type 100
30 PKM
31 Kord-12.7

The most accurate heavy MG in the world!

32 MP7

Best sub machine gun ever.


A Light Machine Gun is lighter than the M249s, versatile, the ammunition is 5.56mm caseless rounds. The gun can be epic for all of the U.S. soldiers, because the M249 is heavier, and inaccurate

LSAT is awesome

34 Ultimax 100

Lightest and most accrate

35 RPK
36 HK417
37 M240

This is the best machine gun one barrel, not too big, good accuracy and rate of fire, and nice design


This is a really awesome gun

39 Sten

The best and simplest Machine gun ever made.

My Sten Mark II submachine gun never lets me down! It is awesome and I've had both guys and girls tell me how much fun it is to shoot at the range.

40 IMI Negev
41 Bren Gun

Very famous machine gun made in uk and used in second world war was very reliable

42 Vickers Machine Gun

A bit heavy but very reliable

Most reliable self powered machine gun ever madw


Soviet designed 14.5mm heavy machine gun. First designed for infantry later developed for anti- aircraft and tanks.

44 Ingram MAC-10

This gun is not too big it actually small but it's powerful

45 M36

A nice cool and strong gun

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47 MAC-11
48 Agram 2000
49 Beretta M12
50 RPK-74
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