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A battle rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full power rifle cartridge, such as 7.62x51mm NATO. This designation is usually given to post-World War II select-fire infantry rifles, such as the FN FAL or the M-14.

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Battle rifle[edit | edit source]

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The battle rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, clip-fed rifle chambered for the .308 round. In terms of operation, it is a relic of 20th century engineering, utilizing an "en bloc" clip system that allows ammunition to be inserted from above, clip included, into the fixed internal magazine. When all eight rounds are expended, the clip is ejected with a very distinct metallic "ping". Despite the archaic loading method, the combination of powerful rounds and semi-automatic fire makes it a viable choice for a post-nuclear combatant.

FN FAL[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Van Buren

The Fusil Automatique Léger ("Light Automatic Rifle" or FAL, nicknamed "The right arm of the Free World") is a self-loading, selective fire battle rifle with wooden furniture created in 1947 by the Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN).[1]

It operates by means of a gas-operated action. The gas system is driven by a short-stroke, spring-loaded piston housed above the barrel, and the locking mechanism is what is known as a tilting breechblock.[1] It uses 7.62mm ammunition with a 20-round magazine.[2] During the Cold War, it was adopted by many NATO countries[1] and it has been more widely used by armed forces than any other rifle in history. It's a reliable assault weapon for any terrain or tactical situation.[3]

M-14[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The M-14 succeeded the M1 Garand as the standard US Army rifle. It chambered the NATO standard 7.62mm round and like its predecessor, was noted for its reliability and ease of operation. It has a better range but lower damage than the AK47, and the same AP costs as a similar weapons.

M1 Garand[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The .30 Cal Garand was the first automatic rifle to be used as the standard infantry weapon of a major army when it was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. Its rugged construction and reliability make this weapon a popular and valuable addition to anyone. It's a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle, utilizing an internal magazine fed with an en-bloc clip holding 8 .30-06 caliber rounds.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Based on real world equivalent
  2. In-game attributes - Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics
  3. In-game description for the FN FAL in Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2]
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