What is a Battle Rifle?

Mar 7, 2016 | 0 comments

As gun enthusiasts, most of us are probably familiar to some extent with the term battle rifle. While at first it might seem as though that term would refer to any rifle used in combat, it actually has pretty narrow definition in common parlance. Battle rifles are autoloading rifles firing so-called “full-power” ammunition, such as .308 Winchester, and utilizing detachable magazines. The most famous battle rifles are the M14, FAL, and the G3, but there are many others.
For me, the battle rifle has always been an artifact of small arms design which marks the point where modern firearms development fell …read more