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The assault rifles in Battlefield 3 are widely expected to include most of the weapons from previous Battlefield games, with few new additions. Battlefield 3 assault rifles are spread across different varieties, main US and Russian made rifles. The main assault rifles in Battlefield 3 are:

M16A4

Battlefield 3 M16A2
The M16A3 has been featured in all Battlefield games since Battlefield 2, where it was the default assault rifle for the Assault class on the USMC side. The M16A4 is the main assault rifle for the US Assault class.

HK 416 / M416

Battlefield 3 HK 416
The HK 416 is an unlock in Battlefield 3 for the Assault class, and is unlocked early in the unlock-stage. The M16 can be unlocked by both the US and Russian forces in Battlefield 3.

FN2000 / F2000

Battlefield 3  FN2000
The F2000 (or FN2000) is an unlockable assault rifle for the Assault/Medic class in Battlefield 3, and is unlocked at a later stage in the unlock-tree.

AEK-971

Battlefield 3 AEK971
The AEK-971 an an unlockabe assault rifle for the Russian side in Battlefield 3, and is an improved version of the AK74Massault rifle.

AK-74M

Battlefield 3 AK-74M
The AK-74 was a modernization of the famous AK-47, and in 1991, the AK-74 got modernized once again, this time carrying the name AK-74M. The Battlefield 3 AK74M is the main and starting assault rifle for the Russian Assault/Medic class.

AN-94

Battlefield 3 AN-94
The Russian-designed AN-94 is a replacement for the famous Kalashnikov rifle. It has a revolutionary way of firing two bullets before the recoil kicks in, which gives it unique two-shot burst with great accuracy. The AN-94 is a late stage unlock in Battlefield 3.

AS VAL / VSS

Battlefield 3 AS VAL VSS
The AS VAL is a Russian-made assault rifle with integrated suppressor, made for the Russian special forces. It’s an unlockable rifle for the Assault/Medic class in Battlefield 3.

G3

Battlefield 3 G3
The G3 is a popular assault rifle first made by Heckler & Koch in 1959, and is still in use today around the world, especially in third world countries. The G3 will be available in Battlefield 3 as an unlock for the Assault class.

Khaybar KH-2002

Battlefield 3 KH2002
The Khaybar KH-2002 is an Iranian-designed assault rifle made in the early 2000s, and has now entered service in the Iranian military. The KH-2002 is an unlockable assault rifle in Battlefield 3.

Steyr Aug

Battlefield 3 Steyr Aug
The Steyr Aug is an Austrian-made assault rifle used around the world. I was featured in Bad Company 2 and Bad Company 2, it is rumored to be one of the main assault rifles in Battlefield 3, or at the least, an unlockable rifle.


459 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Kothra
    January 10th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    The AEK-971 is not the Russian service rifle, the AK-74M is.

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    • YesOffline
      June 8th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      yeah they need to put more kalashnikov weapons in this game like some of those weapons: AEK-971
      AIM
      AK-101
      AK-103
      AK-107
      AK-47
      AK-74
      AKMS wz. 1981
      AKS-74U
      AMD 65
      AO-222
      AO-27
      AO-31
      AO-35
      AO-38
      AO-46
      AO-62
      AO-65
      APS Underwater Assault Rifle
      Armscor AK 47/22
      ASM-DT amphibious rifle
      ADS dual-medium amphibious assault rifle
      AS “Val”
      AVB-7.62
      Beretta RX4 Storm
      Beretta SC 70/90
      Baryshev AB-762 and LCZ B20/(AVB-762)
      AK-47 variants
      ČZW-762
      Dragunov sniper rifle
      Dragunov SVDK
      FN FNC
      Franchi SPAS-15
      Grad
      IMI Galil
      INSAS 5.56 mm
      Kbk wz. 88 Tantal
      Kbk wz. 96 Beryl
      Kbkg wz.1960
      Kel-Tec SU-16
      KSK shotgun
      M76 (weapon)
      MISR (firearm)
      MAGPUL Masada/Bushmaster ACR
      OTs-14 Groza
      PK machine gun
      PSL (rifle)
      Pistol Mitralieră model 1963/1965
      Puşcă Automată model 1986
      PP-19-01 “Vityaz” submachine gun
      Remington model 7615 Police/Patrol carbine
      Remington model 7615 Tactical carbine
      R4 assault rifle
      RPK
      RPK-74
      Rk 62
      Rk 95 TP
      Robinson Armament XCR
      SIG 550
      SIG 552
      SIG 556
      SR-47
      SR-3 “Vikhr”
      Pindad SS2
      Saiga-12
      Saiga-20
      Saiga-410
      Saiga semi-automatic rifle
      Saiga-223
      Saiga-7.62×39
      Saiga-308
      Saiga-30-06
      Saiga MK-01/3
      SVU and SVU-AS (OTs-03AS)
      Tabuk Sniper Rifle
      TKB-022PM
      TKB-072
      TKB-408
      TKB-454
      TKB-517
      TKB-523
      Type 03/(QBZ-03) Assault Rifle
      Type 05/JS Submachine Gun
      Type 56 Assault Rifle
      Type 64 Submachine Gun
      Type 68 assault rifle (China)
      Type 68 assault rifle (North Korea)
      Type 79 Submachine Gun
      Type 81 Assault Rifle
      Type 85 Submachine Gun
      Type 86S Assault Rifle
      Type 95/97(QBZ-95) Assault Rifle
      Ultimax 100
      Valmet M76
      Valmet M78
      Valtro PM-5/PM-5-350 Shotgun
      Vektor CR-21
      Vepr 12 tactical/practical shotgun
      Vepr assault rifle
      VSS ‘Vintorez’
      Zastava M76 sniper rifle
      Zastava M70
      Zastava M80
      Zastava M91 sniper rifle
      Zastava M92

      2B-A-40
      6P62
      80.002
      A-91
      9A-91

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      • kkelley91798
        July 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        haha dude thats funny i can see you went to google to do that and some people probably thought you were a smart dude with guns but i agree with you but either way BF3 is gonna kick-ass no matter what!!

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        • Martin Boylan
          July 14th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

          what about the other primitive weapons they looks out of place in this modern shooter. i guess the oldest tactics are the best sometimes.

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        • Daemyen
          May 8th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

          i totally agree

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        • Daemyen
          May 8th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

          i totally agree two

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      • Andrew
        July 20th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

        Please not too many Kalashnikov weapons. most Kalashnikov guns are old and look very out of place, apart from with forces like the MEC or Russian rebels in BF2.

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        • Rodent
          July 24th, 2011 at 6:04 am

          you should see how ultra modern the new AK200 series looks with a black finish, plastic polymer furniture instead of wood and full rails standard for optic and attachment customization.

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        • Ghost_Star
          August 20th, 2011 at 3:26 am

          Look very out of place? Yeah i’m sure when you get shot at in game, you usually stop and wonder “is this guns that is spewing bullet at me realistic enough?” Beside they are gonna put real life weapon so if the russian use that guns well, they are gonna use that f*cking gun straight and simple.

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        • chris Cohane
          November 30th, 2011 at 5:05 am

          well the AK design is pretty much perfect. It doesn’t jam and requires very little maintenance. It shoots a large caliber 7.62 and besides the big kickback the gun doesn’t really need to be updated or modernized. BTW I’m not a big fan of it in games

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      • Chris
        July 26th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

        Rk 62
        Rk 95 TP
        ALL THE WAY!!!

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        • ojrask
          August 7th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

          Now that’s something I would love to see! :D

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      • mike
        July 30th, 2011 at 5:31 am

        There should be a shit load of guns for each class and idk camouflage for the guns idk but I wud like for the ranking not 2 take forever like bfbc2 and jus more customization on a charaters appearence

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        • LilShooter718
          August 3rd, 2011 at 3:14 am

          So basically you want it to be like COD? Lol but I agree, just a few more *basic customizations would be great… SN: I heard you can customize dogtags =)„ im looking forward to fakin tags come game time..

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      • fransykiller17
        August 17th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        YesOffline your a idiot and there are 2 reasons for that 1: around the 75% of the weapons you named are not kalashnikov’s or they are weapons that are based on his weapon but still are no kalashnikov or they just look like one of his weapons and 2: a game with a lot of those guns would suck because the most of the weapons you want are old and work almost all the same

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        • stoner boner
          August 18th, 2011 at 2:04 am

          Why do you need to call him an idiot you ignorant ass? He probably didn’t know.

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        • SpitFiremar
          July 1st, 2013 at 2:36 am

          Why call him an ignorant ass,you fuck fag,beside,the both have a point on the guns,some of those guns would be fun to see in the game,but over populating with one type of gun would just be a pain.

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      • Steelord
        September 11th, 2011 at 1:34 am

        you copyed and pasted all of that
        copy and paste FTW

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      • Tom
        September 11th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

        I do think they need to put more weapons into the game to ensure everyone’s “style” is catered for and allow more flexible gadget and spec options but some of the weapons you listed are a bit out of date.it would also be nice to choose the model (eg. AK74 ofAK74M) I think it would add another unique touch over black ops and mw3 (which I truly hate).

        Tom

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      • bobo the gorilla
        September 14th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

        isn’t most of those the same russian weapons??like really what weapons company keep producing the dame 5 outdated weapons for 60 years

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        • Lance Spears
          November 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

          A lot of companies keep making the same model gun for years and years. The M1911 was our army’s side arm from 1911 to 1985 and is still produced and widely used by officers today. The colt single action army was in service for over forty years and the US has used the M16 since the 60s and still does. Next time you post a quote make sure to do a little research so you don’t look so ignorant about the topic you’re addressing.

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      • DannyTrajkovski
        September 25th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        The Galil is made in israel retard… its based of the ak but made in israel…

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      • Serber4live
        October 3rd, 2011 at 3:17 pm

        The Zatava Weapons are not russian they are Serbian

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      • PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
        October 11th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

        At least half of those weopens aren’t Rusian douch bag

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      • PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
        October 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        @yesoffline
        Yes there should be more weopens but you’ve not put any thought into what you typed and also just typed in guns on google and typed every weopen you see onto this.
        There should be:
        Scar-L
        Scar-H
        L85A2
        Tavor Tar 21
        SR25
        Socom M14′s
        And weopends like that so there is a more wide variety of weopens

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        • MyNameWuzTaken
          October 24th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

          *weapons* seriously if you can’t spell weapons, you should probably be spending more time in school and less time playing this game.

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      • nik
        January 27th, 2012 at 4:55 am

        thats a lonnnggg list, but this is modern day, if you want old weapons like someone else said go to a different game,

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      • tcoots
        March 20th, 2013 at 12:03 am

        You missed one, Red Ryder BB Gun. It would be cool to get a dog tag for putting out someones eye with one.

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    • inspectergadget
      July 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      actually the AK-105 is going to replace the AK-74.

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      • Rodent
        July 24th, 2011 at 6:05 am

        the AK105 replaced the AKS-74U. the AK203 will replace the AK74s and AK74Ms currently in service.

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      • blahblah
        September 15th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

        You’re name you choosed for your comment is awesome D:

        GO BF3!

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    • inspectergadget
      July 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      actually the AK-105 is going to replace the AK-74.

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    • Marines
      July 26th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      Weapons they should have in BF3
      Scar-H or Scar-L
      ACR
      M40a5
      M82
      M240 Bravo

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      • battlefield3FTW
        August 17th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        now that would be awesome :)

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      • jimbo8098
        August 18th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Youve been playing too much COD…

        I’d much rather see some CRAZY guns and some CRAZY gamemodes. Id like to see some baserapers cope with an XM214 in the face in a capture the flag gamemode! It is very Unreal Tournamenty but it would be so unbelieveably fun. It could be a support class weapon that you get at the last support level up (or medic whatever , i havent seen the classes yet XD)

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      • inspectergadget
        August 24th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

        everything except the ACR (CoD Weapon)

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        • Daimonicon
          October 9th, 2011 at 10:36 am

          ACR as well as SCAR are both weapons which didn’t make it through the Marine Corp’s testing. ACR for example had problems with jamming because of failed ejection of the cartrige. I’m glad they are not having them in the game.

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        • Jason
          October 10th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

          Scar-H made it into the game, though.

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      • B is for bravo
        October 18th, 2011 at 4:31 am

        You don’t need to spell out “bravo”, it’s an M240B. “Bravo” is just how the letter “B” is pronounced in NATO phonetic alphabet. But yes, it should be included :)

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      • Frozeraid
        October 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

        i know you posted that comment a while ago but you will be glad to know that 4 of the 5 weapons ARE in the game. The ACR isn’t in the game but the SCAR-H, M40A5, M240, and the M82 are.

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    • Light_Hawk437
      July 26th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      that m27 looks just oh like chocolate to a fat kid

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    • db
      August 1st, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      anyone know if there will be a bayonette atachment

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      • keifer
        August 11th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        @db they dont use bayonettes anymore

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        • DementedHammer
          September 26th, 2011 at 7:56 am

          Wrong. Armies still use bayonets.

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        • Farrell494
          October 4th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

          the british army still uses bayonets and still do extensive bayonet training

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        • Ruskibbg
          December 18th, 2012 at 12:06 am

          “Nigguh you just went full retard” yes it’s a meme deal with it.. But you are wrong rm commandos do extensive bayonet training

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    • bob
      August 7th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      not any more smart one

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      • Bryan
        August 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

        u mean this isnt ww1???? :p

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        • ADMjdl
          August 19th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

          LOL are you new to battlefield or something this is modern combat not cod3

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        • ST6owndLaden
          October 12th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

          Groups like The taliban still use bayonets. Like someone said earlier, even the Us and British armies still have bayonet trainning. Thing is, they rarely have to use them anymore.

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      • BF3FaNbOy
        October 24th, 2011 at 12:58 am

        yes they do the us does but you just don’t see them attached I should know after 14 years service

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        • PlasmaBurrito
          June 4th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

          Thanks for protecting our country

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    • John Handcock
      August 30th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      no it is not

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    • Daimonicon
      October 9th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      The ACR as well as the SCAR are both weapons which didn’t make it through the Marine Corp’s testing. ACR for example had problems with jamming because of failed ejection of the cartrige. I think it is quite ok not to include such weapons in the game.

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    • adam
      November 20th, 2011 at 3:11 am

      thats a russian

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    • Darkelffff
      November 29th, 2011 at 9:07 am

      include a F.A.M.A.S. please ! =)

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    • simon
      June 1st, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      thats not even an ak74m, the “M” denotes different manufacturing processes updated from the later aks74 rifles along with polymer SIDE FOLDING buttstock. the rifle thats in bf3 is merely an ak74 with polymer furniture.

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    • SpitFiremar
      July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 am

      It doesn’t say the AEK-971 is a Russian serviced Assault Rifle,it says it’s an improved version of the AK-74M.

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  2. Kothra
    January 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    And it wasn’t in Battlield 2, the AK-101 was.

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    • Alex
      June 8th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      The ak 47 was aswell for the chinese

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      • Zod
        October 26th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        Umm, the Chinese forces stopped using the AK series a long time ago. They mainly use the QBZ-95 for their forces now. You should know that from Battlefield 2.

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        • JerginsSoft
          January 21st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

          Chinese medics started off with the ak47 as a weapon. Their starting support weapon a qbz.

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  3. Mottard
    January 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Never understood why ejection port cover was on the left side of the rifle. Plus the HK416 is not replacing any of our rifles (and it shoots the same caliber…) They need to strictly stick to actual military T.O. weapons used by the right branch of service and countries. USMC uses M16a4 and m4a4′s, and whatever the heck the SF side uses. (Actually they are switching over to FN Mk17′s and other goodies.)

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    • K.C
      April 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Your right… look at the Scar-L’s ejection cover is in bad company2

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    • F0X
      June 5th, 2011 at 8:18 am

      no they are not replacing it with the mk16 but with the hk416 they allready did with some of the special forces

      the Hk416 was better because the soldier didnt have to learn anything new because it looks so much the same and the scar is heavy, also the Hk 416 had more accurate results then the FN mk16 and the Hk416 is better in being clean when taking it out of water sand and mud

      so yeah i dont think the FN mk16 SCAR will be the next standard

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      • Rodent
        July 7th, 2011 at 8:26 am

        crap, my original post didn’t show up here, but scroll down, i addressed the whole hk416 thing.

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    • F0X
      June 5th, 2011 at 8:20 am

      wait i think i didnt really understand your comment so i think you meant something else then “the us troops are taking the fn scar as a standard”
      so forget the other comment

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    • Locutus494
      June 22nd, 2011 at 10:14 am

      There is no such thing as an M4A4, but you’re right about the M16; it should be an A4 with an RCO (Trijicion TA31RCO-A4CP). The picture shown is actually an M16A4, not an A2.

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    • Rodent
      July 7th, 2011 at 8:25 am

      actually, the Marines ARE using the HK416. they’ve adopted it under the name M27.

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      • James
        August 12th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        The M27 IAR is not the M416, it is a variant of the M416. It has a heavier and stuff.

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        • James
          August 12th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

          *Heavier barrel

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    • ThatGuyOverThar
      July 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Lol, m4a4.

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    • Mike
      July 15th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      They DO have the m4 in. Watch the gameplay vids. I believe they are taking a more realistic approach. I have a huge issue with the aek971 and the an94. NEITHER are used by any military in the world. They were test guns. Same as xm8. I want real fucking ak47s.

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      • poohead
        July 21st, 2011 at 1:25 am

        the spetznaz use the an-94.

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      • Papitingo
        June 14th, 2012 at 5:17 am

        Hell yea real fucking AK-47 not that ak74m bullshit them crackers doing.put a reall choppa boii and extended clips on pistols

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    • xFishBowlx
      July 17th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      ALL Marines are trained in M16A4 marksmanship.. Just recently had the transformation in boot camp from the A2′s, but even before the change in boot camp they were using the A4s in the fleet. So why on earth every game still thinks the A2 is used, and not the A4, I don’t know, and it’s damned irritating. None of the rifles in the Marine Corps arsenal are being replaced, or even being talked about being replaced. The only thing the Marine Corps is replacing is the M249 for the infantry units, they are replacing it with a HK M27, which is essentially a M4 with a 16in barrel, the ONLY difference is the barrel. Stupid…

      Source: LCpl USMC MP C CO 4th MLG

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      • xFishBowlx
        July 17th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Forgot to include that we do use M4s, but the primary weapon being the M16A4, see this game devs? A4, A4!

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    • jimPickens
      July 18th, 2011 at 5:44 am

      the M4A4 is a gun in Aliens vs Predators….

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    • Mcinerney
      July 19th, 2011 at 3:31 am

      well if you look, the the Marine Corps is actually replacing a lot of M249′s with M27 rifles, which is basically the same as an M416. Which to me is one of the dumbest decisons they have made.

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      • Rodent
        July 24th, 2011 at 6:10 am

        they’re not outright replacing the M249 with the M27, the M27 is supplementing the M249 replacing some in some places and M4s in others. the decision to adopt M27 to ‘supplement’ the M249 was based on the Marine’s desire to get a new carbine without having to go through the political hassle of replacing the M4 outright.

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    • 3/1 Kilo
      August 13th, 2011 at 2:50 am

      There is no A4 variant to the M4 we use M16A4′s and only officers get M4′s. Unless your average grunt gets lucky

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      • ADMjdl
        August 19th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        the M4 is standerd issue but there is no a4 version for it.

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      • US Cav Scout
        September 3rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

        The army is only talking about replacing the m4 there have been no decisions yet but a few weapons with different calibers are being tested to find the right fit. The fm scar-l, bushmaster m4 and the Barrett 6.38mm are just a couple currently being looked at. The m16a4 is pretty much being phased out except for sdm’s ( squad designated marksmanship) which are using a fluted barrel with a 2 1/2 lb trigger squeeze. That cat that said that the marines are changing to an m4 with a 16″ barrel is not so bright because the m16a2 and m16a4 are an m4 with a 16″ barrel. The only difference is a collapsable buttstock and picatinny rails. If you really want a great weapon added they should add the fn scar-l with the option of changeable bolts and barrel sizes like the actual weapon is capable of. It is customizable from firing 5.56mm to 7.62mm and isn’t actually that heavy. Plus it’s a game and your not really carrying anything I bet the character with still move just as fast as if he was carrying an m4

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    • nik
      January 27th, 2012 at 5:08 am

      no offence, but you are saying we should stick to m4 lines, have you even looked at the things Heckler and Koch or any other brand makes, the reason no one gets it, price. And watch the m4-416 comparison vid, M4 = put it in anything (water,sand,etc) and it’ll destroy it self from the inside(sometimes blow up) and 416 = working great after sand,water, and turning it upside down and shooting it, They are to expensive, rather than m4s where they can by them in large anounts for cheap, german made, can’t beat it.

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  4. Musclehampster
    January 16th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    the Marine Corps is replacing the M4 and M16 with the HK416 under the designation M27IAR or Infantry Automatic Weapon. The army is replacing the M4 with the MK.16,17 and the Bushmaster ACR. The AN-94 was adopted by the Russian military as there official weapon in 1994. Special Operations command uses any weapon authorized by the national command authority and NATO to suit a missions needs and environment.

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    • USMC0311
      May 13th, 2011 at 1:17 am

      the m416 isnt the iar, the iar is the iar….. and the 416, like most modern military projects, has ben dropped to to funding.

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      • Alex
        June 8th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        the m27 iar is the american version of the heckler and koch 416, cus the americans always need to….. americanize things

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        • Headlock20
          August 20th, 2011 at 8:18 am

          The m27 is a squad automatic weapon set to replace the aging 249 and 240s. Its based off the 416 in that its designed by HK and that it runs on the same proprietary short stroke piston. It’s in no way replacing the m16a4. if I remember correctly the corp only called for around 500 of them for the time being.

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    • Mike Hunt
      May 23rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      according to my resources 4,100 m27′s have been purchased to replace M249′s in light armored reconnaissance battalions not m4′s or m16′s and they have only been purchased by the corps.

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    • F0X
      June 5th, 2011 at 8:21 am

      your right for the most part
      but i think they are just taking the Hk416 models when they are replacing any m4/m16 rifles

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    • Valclorion
      July 9th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      how about the Beretta ARX-160 pretty much customizable

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    • Rodent
      July 24th, 2011 at 6:57 am

      i can’t speak for the Corp, but i’m fairly certain we (US Army) are replacing the M16 family with the ‘Remington’ ACR (Bushmaster is manufacturing them for the civilian market).

      yes, the AN94 WAS adopted as the new Russian assault rifle, but a loss of funding for replacements got the whole thing selved. then it was decided that it’d just be cheaper to modernize the AK platform (AGAIN) as the AK200 series. it’s pretty much an update of the 100 series, but with rail systems and folding stocks standard.

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  5. Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick
    January 23rd, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    The AEK-971 was never used by the Russian Army. In fact it was rejected before it even went into production. It was only used by the political police.

    So yeah – basicly stick to AK74M/AK107 or if you really want those 7.62 bullets – AK103 (yep, that’s the modern ‘variety’ of the old AK47 and AKM).

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  6. xXDaRi095Xx
    January 26th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    HOLY FUCK!!! there is no fucking XM8!
    i think i will keep playin BC2 -.-

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    • chunk norris
      April 6th, 2011 at 7:10 am

      XM8? you serious… it terrible in bc2 but if it in bf3 then it’ll be better, who knows.

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      • Lima1Oscar
        June 8th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        Seriously? The XM8 project got cancelled. The fact they are even trying to create a more “typical mainstream ‘realistic’ battlfield game,” should mean they should even strip out the XM8.

        The debates about the AKs though, it’s quite possible any enemy opposing force could’ve gotten their hands on those because they would’ve been sent to any radical general trying to weaponize their private armies.

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        • Rodent
          July 24th, 2011 at 6:23 am

          the proliferation of the AK family of rifles is heavily due to the fact that during the Cold War, the Soviet Union provided small arms support to any government they considered an ally, which translated into literal tons of AK weapons. on top of that, many AK designs were licensed to countries for their own manufacturing. these 2 factors in combination with the ease of use and rugged reliability practically ensured that the small arms markets of the world eventually became flooded with AKs, AK variants and AK copies and clones. the AK47 is not only the most licensed rifle design in the world, but it is also the platform with the largest amount of units produced including copies and variants derived from the original form.

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    • NAME*
      June 24th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      I don’t think the XM8 got very popular with that many militaries, since it is a pretty unreliable gun. It’s not very suprising that it was removed

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      • Melcyna
        July 1st, 2011 at 7:18 am

        to be more exact it was never popular with ANY army since it was originally only planned for US evaluation for the new generation assault rifle, when it became clear that it was not really worth it the project was cancelled and that was the end of it though H&K still keeps them around, dunno who they are selling it to if they can even do so.

        no other military in the world to the best of my knowledge even considered XM-8 since it offers no real benefit to existing service rifles in NATO countries.

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      • Alex Alan
        August 1st, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        Your wrong actually, in the 2007 dust test the XM8
        Got the least amount of jams out of M4, 416 and Mk 16

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    • Jnr*
      August 24th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      ye, i think the XM8P should stay in BF3, I get on well with it on BC2.

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  7. Kothra
    February 5th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    The USMC is replacing a number of M249s with the M27 IAR (which is a variant on the HK416, not the same exact thing).

    I don’t know what the Army is doing, but there hasn’t been a replacement announced yet. They’re still having competitions and tests for a new weapon.

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    • MrPockets
      May 22nd, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      The military is replacing the M249 with the Minime…

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      • CJMock
        June 14th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        The M249 is basedoff of the Minime, why spend all that money to make a gun based on it just to replace it?

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      • xFishBowlx
        July 17th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Not the US military? Hasn’t even been mentioned?

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    • Rodent
      July 24th, 2011 at 6:27 am

      the Army is currently testing many various designs, the most popular of which is the LSAT light machine gun featuring case telescoped ammunition.

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      • Fenix
        September 5th, 2011 at 2:35 am

        LSAT was shelved a long time ago

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  8. Waldo
    February 7th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Note that its not the USMC but NATO. They will probably add M4s and 16s later.

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  9. nawaf
    February 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    We want a Kalashnikov machine gun in any Class
    And we need more grenades and other weapons and vehicles Mjarai new and good if it is in Arab cities

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  10. Vladimir
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    We want a Kalashnikov machine gun in any Class

    AGREE 100 %

    And we want GARAND with real KLINGGGGG !!!!

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    • USMC0311
      May 13th, 2011 at 1:21 am

      M1 GARAND, in 2014? hmm, only 8 rounds, then a ping letting everyone know ur out of rounds? ILL PASS……

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      • Augustus37
        May 28th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        Maybe the M1 Garand can be like a marksmen rifle with a scope or something like that.

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      • d0_op
        June 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

        M1 in BC2 – fire 3 shots – reload for sound – cancel reload – shoot knife rusher in face.

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  11. austin
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    What the heck!!! REPLACE THE M16a2 with the m16a4!!!! and make the m4a1 and ak47!!

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    • Mike Hunt
      May 23rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Ha yeah i agree! why would the have the a2 in this time period ??? makes no sense at all.

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      • Jnr*
        August 24th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

        A2 is better!!!!

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      • Jordan
        October 29th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        Jesus Christ I hate people who think that the A2 is literal…… there are two types of AR-15 variants, and if your not retarted, then you would know anything related to the m16 is an AR-15. ANYWAYS, the two variants are m16 Flat Top and there is M16 A2, the A2 is the name of the top reciever. the top reciever was shared on the A2, A3, and A4 and has never changed ever since, everything else has.

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  12. Ken J
    February 11th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    And those images are from Bad Company 2, please don’t use them, they reversed all of the rifles to the ejection port is on the left side instead of the right side like in real life. It’s a stupid console thing that somehow made it onto the PC version too. From the screenshots it looks like Battlefield 3 does it correctly. Thank goodness, that’s always been one of my pet-peaves of shooters…

    Apparently kids like to see the shells eject in front of their face. I like to see my target, not the ejected brass… Thus why it ejects out the right side out of the way in real life… Well, unless you’re left-handed…

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    • NAME*
      June 24th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      It’s also good not having hot metal casings burning your face.

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  13. Ken J
    February 11th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Must-have weapons will be the FN SCAR-L and SCAR-H. Older rifle I’d like to see, FN FAL. Machine guns, I want to see the M60 and the M240.

    Handguns, would love to see the 1911 make a return.

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    • Dusty
      July 20th, 2011 at 4:13 am

      fn sucks fal sucks in real life theres to much recoil and fn2000 rate of fire is to high and waste ammo.

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      • Melol
        July 28th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        You don’t get it do you?
        It’s a FN (Fabrique Nationale) FAL, no one said anything about a FN (Fabrique Nationale) F2000

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      • Fenix
        September 5th, 2011 at 2:39 am

        The FN FAL is an excellent battle rifle, and it only has too much recoil if you’re a little girl.

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  14. dani
    February 11th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    how about another AK like AK 101 or AK200
    or somthing like that !!!

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  15. GreyWolf
    February 11th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    An AK-103 with many upgrades such as ACOG, etc would be really cool! :)

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  16. RussianSpetsnaz
    February 24th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    How about G36 series?

    AK? Only our specnaz has AK 200, and only for test. For now. How about AS “VAL”?

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  17. Chris
    February 25th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    i know these are just assumptions but I’m pretty sure there is going to be a huge variety of weapons in this one but I want to see the MK23 make it’s way in =) Solid Snake foos LOL and knife the back of their heads

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    • Some dude
      June 23rd, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      hell yeah mk23 awesome pistol.

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  18. Sandbag
    March 9th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    The M16 isnt close to being replaced. Thats the USMC’s weapon, 3 round burst pick your shots, thats what ill be using

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    • Rodent
      July 24th, 2011 at 6:47 am

      you jarheads may have decided to keep your M16s just so you don’t have to listen to squids give you another lecture on the value of a dollar, but us grunts are seriously considering getting rid of the obsolete M16 platform in favor of the ACR. as far as i’m concerned, Remington can’t make them fast enough for us.

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  19. PocketRadzys
    March 11th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    These “guestimates” seem 2 b more of a best of BC2. I’m yet 2 c a new weapon or vehicle in this blog. However, it’s a pretty safe bet that we’re gonna c old BF favourites, plus maybe some brand newies. Some BC2 weapons may get culled (I hope they don’t, choice equals battle versatility) but we might c cool stuff 2 compensate. I’ve heard of jets, SAMs, n different grenade types in previous BFs, they sound great, bring ‘em back!!

    There may b licensing issues, similar 2 Gran Turismo, where u have 2 buy the rights 2 a particular car 2 have it in the game. Not sure bout that.

    Either way, I’m sure there’s gonna b different weapons 2 those in this safe prediction of BF3. No new weapons would create some harsh criticism of the game. I doubt that’s what we’ll c. Especially considering it’s an all new game, BF3. Not a spin off from BF2. Whatever happens, I cant wait!

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  20. reg.car
    March 16th, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Is this a BC2 remake where are the new guns

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  21. savage
    March 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    THE BRITISH SA80 BETTER BE IN THIS GAME CALL OF DUTYS THICKOS COULDNT GET IT RIGHT.IN COD 6 THEY HAD THE LSW A WEAPON THAT IS BEING PHASED OUT. US BRITS WANT OUR GUNS IN THE GAMES AS WELL SINCE WE PLAY THE GAMES

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    • MrPockets
      May 22nd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Yeah that would be good too.

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    • Mike Hunt
      May 23rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      you are very right. you guys have definetly been cut short !

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    • ThexDLolNoob
      June 14th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Lol, I want Finnish weapons then! Wait a minute…

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    • Robbie Connell
      July 20th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Yeah! I want to see the SA80 ( L85A1 ) For once! With the SUSAT Scope and the silencer and such.

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      • Robbie Connell
        July 21st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

        And The only game to include a British assault rifle last year was Call Of Duty: Black Ops ( Yes, the Enfield was a British assault rifle, it was named the SA80-IW. )

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      • unclewolf
        August 9th, 2011 at 9:22 am

        Sorry mate, UK forces use the L85A2 now. Much more reliable than the fault ridden A1. A2s can be fitted with rails,ugl etc..no suppresor, and nowadays mostly uses the Trijicon ACOG.
        I agree it would be nice to see some UK weapons in there..but unlikely.

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        • Booty
          August 25th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

          The L85A2 can be fitted with a suppressor, I’ve used it. The IW is not a great weapon system, it may be more reliable the A1 but that really isn’t saying much. They’re poorly made and getting them upgraded by H&K cost a fortune. We’d have been better off going for the G36, it would have saved a lot of money, time and stoppages plus we would have had a better weapon at the end.Having said all that I did like using it in COD though.

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    • vaporsmoke....
      August 26th, 2011 at 10:09 am

      couldnt be more right ive only ever seen a game or 2 that had it and one of my favs and an awsome wep in real life

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      • FDSDH 011i
        November 13th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

        hope it has the grenade launcher and the new rail system

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  22. True dat
    March 21st, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I think we can expect alot of guns from all over nato.

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  23. qwertyz
    March 26th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    But the HK416, M4, and M16 all fire the standard 5.56×45 NATO round…

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    • Engi
      April 5th, 2012 at 5:59 am

      Nearly all asualt rifles in this game use the 5.56x45mm NATO, the only ones that don’t are the russian rifles(they fire the weaker 5.56x39mm) and the G3

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  24. Agdhhd
    March 28th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    They need an ACR

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  25. RJ
    March 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    vector, g36, ak 47, an 94 and please take the granade launchers of the guns and add surpressers ;)

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    • Jake
      August 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      i gess u play on cod :)

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      • Jason
        October 10th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        I’m pretty sure CoD didn’t invent those guns, but okay.

        The M16 and SVD are featured in CoD. Should they be removed from the Battlefield series? How about Battlefield just uses fictional space guns?

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        • Jordan
          October 29th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

          woops too late, they already took the thundergun and the ray gun

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