Top 10 Rifles of All Time

Assault, sniper, bolt action, any rifle that made an impact on warfare.

The Top Ten

Weatherby Vanguard

The only reason I voted was that so I could comment on why the Hell this gun is number one. This gun is not reliable and as a hunter, I know that their are many Guns cheaper than this one that handle and shoot better than this one!

Great rifle, tack driver, awesome action fit and finish at a reasonable price

Remington 700

From bolt auto and leaver to Pump. I have fired them all. Just depends If you Want to do with it Hunting or target I grew up With the 700 hundred and it's my still go to Never had an issue

Bought one in 1969 6mm Rem. 2017 fired hand loads Barnes bullets at 300 yds 3 shot group covered with a dime from a bench. It’s always been a straight shooter

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

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

American forces with M16s were butchered? Hardly. There wasn't a single major engagement in the war that America lost, we just got sick of fighting first. FAR more VCs and NVAs died during the war. That being said, the AK series (AK47, AKM, AK74 and their derivatives) are the best assault rifles due to their reliability and stopping power.

Whoever says that 7.62x39 can reach 308 levels is an idiot 308 is better in every aspect from hitting power to accuracy and quality of ammo the ak-47 is great but on the rare occasion that it jams it takes FOREVER to fix so that's why I like the m1a socom more than the AK plus the ak is a communist gun #MURICA

Ruger 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.

Winchester 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.

This rifle should not be below that pos M700, superior in every way and does not go off when you close the bolt or take the safety off.

Amazing rifle! Rifleman's rifle is best the rifle. Extremely accurate and strong and reliable.

This is an all around feature for feature, it is followed closely by Rem 700 and the Ruger 77.

Ruger 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.

Savage 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.

I own a savage 99 f model 243 Cal. Use it on varmints at 300 yd+ accurate as a bolt action with stay on target of a lever action. A tough rifle in 1899 & still tough today.

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

M-16

The 5.56x45mm NATO is one of the best rounds ever made in history. fast, accurate and low drop, the M16/AR-platformed rifles are great at shooting these. The US Military uses these rifles and their sub-platforms all the time. Other than the first version (M16A1/XM16E1) being unreliable, the rest were real good. Some may complain about it's lighter penetration but the accuracy and muzzle velocity overweighs that. a 5 year old kid could pick up an AR-15 and shoot it without recoil. I could shoot once single handed. I wanna be able to shoot what I see, unlike the AK-47. In the future we see potential for the 6.5mm round which is kinda a mix between the 5.56 and 7.62.

Extremely underrated. Highly accurate. Light, and soldiers can carry more ammo. Its modular nature has made it evolve to become an even better rifle than when it was originally designed. It gets better every year.

It set the standard design for new assault rifles in the future. And if you think the ak 47 is better than how come the Russians switched to the closer in caliber, weight and size AK 74

M-16 is the best weapon ever. Great accuracy, three round burst, High power, Military use this weapon the most of there primary.

Savage 110

Nicholas Brewer's master piece. It's not a rifle - it's a precision ranging machine.
But the best part is he did so everyone could afford one.
:-)

M1 Garand

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.

Personally I love it. Simple, reliable and the AK-47 of its time. This gun was one of the many reasons The Allies won The Second World War

It is known for its reliability. The rifle is sure a favorable one at a gun range.

John Garand from Quebec, Canada!

Best rifle ever produced better than innacurate ak-47

The Contenders

Marlin 336A

Forged steel for it's truly vital metal components, a solid topped receiver drilled and tapped for scopes, available over the years in a ton of calibers, inherently more accurate than the lever action that begins with "W", it is, with the arguable exception of the Savage 99, the greatest expression of the lever action rifle.

Kar98k

The mauser is a beautiful thing I use an old yugo for elk hunting. I know it is near impossible to jam and the 8mm (as long as you use surplus and not the new sissyed down stuff) has enough power to handle anything you'll find in north America and most anything anywhere else.

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.

It's for proud

Lee-Enfield

The lee enfield has a long service record acuriet and hits hard and has ten shots my mk 3 stamped 1915 cost me $100 and works smoother then most new guns and shoots better then I. can't get a better gun for that price

Fastest cycling bolt action military rifle of all time

The first bolt action rifle to have 10 round clips.

The magazine held 10 rounds, and was loaded by two 5 round stripper clips.

Won 2 world wars! Very accurate over 1000yards.

M-14

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!

Trained with one in basic, But used m16 Vietnam

Best most efficient and rugged rifle made.

Reliable yet short lived.

Browning X Bolt
M4

The M-4 is the foundation all modern military assault rifles. It is still used today.

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

M82

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

Only thing that matters is firepower

BAR

Well balanced, smooth, reliable and accurate! Probably the best semi auto ever!

Very sweet weapon... at least in CoD 3 and World at war...

Best gun ever made for the civil war

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

Springfield rifle

the springfield is kick ass in power and accuracy

springfield rifle or sniper accurate powerful everthing kick ass

Mosin-Nagant

A very accurate piece of equiptment

Used by most of ww2's snipers

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

FN SCAR
G36C
HK416

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

Ruger Mini-14

Ugly not very accurate but is a all around performer

FN FAL

The fact this isn’t in the top 10 is an absolute disgrace

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