Best Machine Guns

The Top Ten
1 Minigun

Minigun is most deadliest machine gun in history because of it fire power, fire rate. It is attauched to helicopters of american forces, and it is used inmany other military forces, that proofs that this machine gun is most deadliest of all time.

The mini gun is not a machine gun as it is not self powered. It requires a separate power source to operate. In the event of an E M P attack it could be rendered useless. I still think its cool though.

Minigun, in my opinion, this would be the best weapon from high distances like helicopters, 2,000 bullets in the magazine or bullet chain will blow you away!

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

2 Thompson

Ahh the 45. ACP firing "Chicago Piano". This is one of my favorite weapons of all time. Just the very look of the weapon makes me love it. It was a true marvel of American enginuity.

This is not a machine gun, it is an assault rifle, and don't critisize ME, because there is a major difference.

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

3 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.

Well when I used this... It came in handy in protecting my squad. I was in Iraq I had the job of squad gunner. I was at the top of my squad and I had to wach out for any threats to my squad. We came under fire by two rpg's and three of my men died. I then begain to fire at the rige and killed two of the 10 men. Another rpg rocket hit the hum-v in front of me and killed the whole crew. I then killed the rest of the men on that rige and we moved out before more came. I wish I had known that the men on the rige was there. I would have saved all the lives lost on that day.

From Sgt. Page

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.

One of the best if not best heavy MG's. Should be used primarily on vehicles or in the air. Its too darn heavy including tripod and ammo. It will jam if you hold the hammer down for more than 30 rounds. Great for medium to soft vehicles. Or buildings. Use in a squad.. I don't think so.unless direct access to transportation
Would hate to hump this into the boonies.

4 M60

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.

This is a great list. It's about machine guns, but it has other sorts of firearms too. Sarcasm.

This is a great gun because the army actually uses them! The minigun is only ever used on helecopters so can't really be a contender

Come on! Rambo has touched this weapon. That's enough said.

5 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.

One of the most recognizable machine guns originated in the United States.

6 XM214 Microgun
7 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 the best. Probable million Russian and allied casualties from this one weapon.

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.

This should have been high up on the list. It bled the Russians white on the Eastern Front and was the most feared squad weapon of WW2. Way ahead of its time and widely copied. Check out Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey shooting it on you tube.

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

8 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.

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.

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.

9 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.

10 PKM
The Contenders
11 Kord-12.7

The most accurate heavy MG in the world!


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

13 Ultimax 100
14 RPK
15 M240

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

16 IWI Negev
17 Bren Gun

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

18 Vickers Machine Gun
19 P-90

Good accuracy, low recoil and fast fire rate. But I feel the build design is to large and it could have been more compact

20 DShK

Heavy Machine Gun originated in Russia at 1938.

21 KPV Heavy Machine Gun
22 M36
23 Breda 30

Originated in Italy around 1930.

24 RPK-74
25 Vektor SS-77
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