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Battle rifles are full-length, semi-automatic or select fire rifles that are chambered for a full-power rifle cartridge, and have been adopted by a nation's military. The difference between a battle rifle and a designated marksman rifle is often only one of terminology with modifications to the trigger and accuracy enhancements; many of the weapons below are currently still in use and have been repurposed as designated marksman rifles. For intermediate-powered rifle cartridge firearms (e.g.: 5.45x39mm, 5.56×45mm, 5.8x42mm, and 7.62×39mm) see List of assault rifles.

Below is the list of automatic rifles and battle rifles.

The table is sortable for every column.
Name Manufacturer Image Cartridge firing modes Country Year
Automatgevær 3 Kongsberg Gruppen 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Norway 1961
AK-308 Kalashnikov Concern 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Russia 2018
Automatkarbin 4 Husqvarna Vapenfabrik 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Sweden 1966
FN-49 FN Herstal .30-06 Springfield Select fire  Belgium 1947
Ag m/42 Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori 6.5×55mm Semi-automatic  Sweden 1941
AVT-40 7.62×54mmR Select fire  Soviet Union 1942
MAS-49 Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne 7.5×54mm French Semi-automatic  France 1949
AR-10 ArmaLite 7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
Select fire  United States and under contract in the Netherlands (Artillerie Inrichtingen) 1956
AVS-36 7.62×54mmR Select fire  Soviet Union 1936
Beretta BM59 Beretta 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Italy 1959
Breda PG Beretta 6.5×52mm Carcano
7×57mm Mauser
Select fire(burst, full-auto)  Italy 1935
Cei-Rigotti 6.5×52mm Carcano
7.65×53mm Mauser
Select fire  Italy 1890s
CETME rifle CETME 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Francoist Spain 1957
Charlton Automatic Rifle Charlton Motor Workshops
.303 British Select fire  New Zealand 1942
Chauchat SIDARME
8×51mmR French Select fire  France 1907
Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 Ribeyrolles, Sutter and Chauchat (RSC) 8×51mmR French Select fire  France 1918
Colt Modular 901 Colt Defense 7.62x51mm NATO Select fire  Malaysia 2013
FA-MAS Type 62 Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  France 1962
Fedorov Avtomat Degtyarev plant 6.5×50mmSR Arisaka Select fire  Russian Empire 1915
Fallschirmjager 42 Rheinmetall 7.92×57mm Mauser Select fire  Nazi Germany 1941
FM57 rifle N/A 7.62×51mm NATO ?  Sweden 1957
FN FAL FN Herstal
Fabricaciones Militares
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Belgium 1947
FN SCAR-H FN Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Belgium 2009
Gewehr 41 Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik 7.92×57mm Mauser Semi-automatic  Nazi Germany 1941
Gewehr 43 Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik 7.92×57mm Mauser Semi-automatic  Nazi Germany 1943
GRAM 61 battle rifle Bofors Carl Gustaf 6.5×55mm Select fire  Sweden
GRAM 63 battle rifle Bofors Carl Gustaf 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Sweden 1963
Heckler & Koch G3 Heckler & Koch
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  West Germany 1955
Heckler & Koch HK417 Heckler & Koch 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Germany 2005
Howa Type 64 Howa 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Japan 1964
IWI ACE 52 Israel Weapon Industries 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Israel 2008
L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle Royal Small Arms Factory
Lithgow Small Arms Factory
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  United Kingdom
Lmg 25 W+F Bern 7.5×55mm Swiss Select fire   Switzerland 1925
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle Colt's Manufacturing Company .30-06 Springfield
.303 British
7.92×57mm Mauser
Select fire  United States 1917
M1 Garand Springfield Armory .30-06 Springfield Semi-automatic  United States 1933
M14 rifle Springfield Armory 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  United States 1954
Madsen LAR Dansk Industri Syndikat 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Denmark 1959
Madsen machine gun Dansk Rekyl Riffel Syndikat A/S 8×58mmR Danish Krag

7×57mm Mauser



6.5×52mm Carcano

7.92×57mm Mauser

7.65×53mm Argentine


8×50mmR Lebel

8×50mmR Mannlicher

Patrone 88

.303 British


7.62×51mm NATO

Select fire  Denmark 1902
Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  United States 2001
Model 45A N/A .30-06 Springfield Select fire  United States
Sarsılmaz Arms
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Turkey 2009
IMBEL IA2 IMBEL 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Brazil 2012
ParaFAL IMBEL 7.62×51mm NATO ?  Brazil 2009
Pindad SS3 PT Pindad (Persero) 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Indonesia 2014
Rieder automatic rifle .303 British Select fire  South Africa 1941
MCX Spear SIG Sauer 7.62x51mm NATO
6.5mm Creedmoor
.277 FURY
Select fire  United States 2019
SIG SG 510 Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft 7.5×55mm Swiss
7.62×51mm NATO
Select fire   Switzerland 1956
SIG SG 542 Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire   Switzerland 1977
ASH12.7 Izhmash 12.7×55mm Select fire  Russia 2010
SIG716 SIG Sauer 7.62x51mm NATO
6.5mm Creedmoor
Select fire   Switzerland 2010
SLEM-1 FN Herstal 7.92×57mm Mauser Semi-automatic  Belgium 1944
SVT-40 Tula Arms Plant
Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant
7.62×54mmR Semi-automatic  Soviet Union 1938
T48 rifle FN Herstal
H&R Firearms
High Standard Manufacturing Company
7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Belgium 1947
Wz. 1928 Państwowa Fabryka Karabinów 7.92×57mm Mauser Select fire  Poland 1928
Zastava M77 B1 Zastava Arms 7.62×51mm NATO Select fire  Yugoslavia 1977

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