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Battlefield 3 M16A4
The M16A4 is the main assault rifle for the US Assault/Medic class in Battlefield 3. It features good all-round capabilities and offers a number of available unlocks. It’s the starting assault rifle for the US Assault class, and is effective at all ranges. The Russian side can also unlock the rifle at a later stage.

M16A4 stats

  • Single shot/full auto/3-round burst modes
  • Maximum effective range: 550 -800 Meters
  • Rate of fire: 700-950 RPM
  • Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
  • Weight: 3.2 KG

M16A4 unlocks 

M16A4 screenshots and images

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  1. Paul
    October 14th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    That is cool.

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  2. Tomas
    October 17th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    M16A3 wasn’t featured in any BF game, A4 was. Change description to M16A3/A4

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    • a bf3 player
      March 31st, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      If you had played bf3 you would know M16A3 is the default USMC assault class gun. Get your facts right before you comment

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  3. gomezgee
    October 21st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    There is no attachment called a M329 grenad launcher- looks like someone slipped while typing

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    October 22nd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    NOOB TUBES YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. nite wolf
    October 23rd, 2011 at 12:12 am

    800m is suppose to be for an area target. 550m is for point, and yes, A4s do not feature full auto, which is why it is an A3. This is also the reason that games feature M4A1s instead of the currently used M4A2s, which have the same fire selectors as the A4s. We have SAWs and the 240Bs for automatic fire. Just a little FYI for anyone who cares.

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    • Sgt. Mike
      November 7th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      I believe you mean M16A2, not M4A2. There is no M4A2, however the original M4 does feature 3 round burst instead of full auto. I think they should have put both the M4 and the M4A1 since more M4s are issued to Marines than A1s. Also, the M16A3 is basically an M16A2 (no rails, no flat top reciever) and is the only fully automatic variant of the M16 still in service, but it is only used by the Navy, and in very small numbers at that. They should have just had an M16A2 as the starting U.S. assault rifle.

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    • Modern Spartan
      November 25th, 2011 at 10:59 am

      My Marine Corps uses the M4. Basicly the M16 with the M4′s colapsable stock, the shorter barrel and thats it. the M4A1 is fully auto and Semi auto. If your in the Army are they fielding an M4A2? ive never seen it before; as a matter of fact i knew a Sgt. that didnt know there was an M4A1… (how old scool)

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    October 23rd, 2011 at 12:48 am

    good to know wolf thx

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  7. Blueteamguy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Change first game to Battlefield Vietnam and M16A3 to just plain M16

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  8. Sgt black
    October 26th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I got the game yesterday and its the hottest game ive ever played cod is nothing compaerd to this one but i paid alot of money for it but iam ok cause my money was well spent

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  9. FDSDH 011i
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    In the Beta this was called the A3 in game and A4 on battlelog. A4 just does burst so it must be and A3 but USMC use A4. Whats wrong with a burst only gun it’ll be fine if it is like the M16A2 in BFBC2

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  10. benni
    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    this paige is wrong the m16a4 is not the starting one it is unlock the m16a3 which i actually dont know the different between them is the starting US assualt rifle!

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  11. pricklyneonkiwis
    November 4th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    ok so i literaly just got this game like yesterday, and ive kinda got into it. Im like level 5 or somthing and i want unlock the M416. What level do i need to reach? Please respond!

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    • Patiolantern
      January 20th, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Well I don’t know what you’ve played before, (probably cod, cod sucks) but you don’t unlock any weapons by levelling up, other than PDW’s and shotguns, but you unlock everything else by using that class type

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  12. J_Is_For_Me
    November 4th, 2011 at 10:01 am


    Probably the best Assault Rifle in the game and in real life. Very nice looking gun

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    • JEWpwn
      November 5th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      No… there is 2 different guns. one is the M16A4 which you unlock due to assault rifle proficiency (usage) and the other is the M16A3 which you unlock also due to usage. although the stats are wrong because there is no full auto function on the weapon… only 3 round burst and single shot
      add me on XBOX live (JEWpwn)

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  13. crimsonjar
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Gentlemen, in BF3 there IS a M16A3 and M16A4. When playing american side you can start with the A3 (and unlock it for either side as one of the last weapon unlocks. In BF3 it is featured as a full auto rifle. The A4 varient is the 7th unlock in the assult class. This varient is burst fire. There is also an M4 and M4A1 in the engineer class, one is burst and one is full auto as well. Hope this helps! (GT xbox: crimsonjar)

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  14. sam_816
    November 17th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    my new found love!!

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  15. omagagamer_94
    November 22nd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    my favorite gun is the ak47 and the m16 they are my theem guns

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  16. Gnungo
    November 22nd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Any ingame diference (power/fire rate/distance) between a4 & a3?

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    • Modern Spartan
      November 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Same damage(both 5.56×45), difference in fire rate A3 semi/auto, A4 semi/burst.

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      • kjgam7298
        February 11th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        actually the rate of fire is the same 800 rpm i think what you meant was fire mode fullauto and tri burst

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  17. M1NION M4N
    November 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I wish they added the M1 Garand back in, that thing destroyed on Bad company 2, but currently i have adapted to the M16A3 which is just laying down Hate and discontent like a mother fucker, Quoted from poke from Generation Kill

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  18. Shahriar
    December 28th, 2011 at 4:50 am

    where can I buy this in real

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  19. IRQ
    December 28th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I hate the finish on this gun

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  20. Pete
    January 13th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    In my opinion this is easily the best assault rifle in the game (Im talking about M16A3). Ive used F2000 for a bit but its high rate of fire makes it not as good at longer distances. Its really well balanced and in my opinion perfect for both begineers and advanced players. Tbh its my favourite weapon in entire game (along with M4A1 for engineer)

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  21. kjgam7298
    February 17th, 2012 at 3:05 am

    in real life the m16′s rate of fire can reach up to 950 rpm

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  22. Dragonskull97
    March 10th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Thas all wrong US starts with the m16a3 not a4 it cannot go full auto and it starts with the acog underslung rail and theheavy barrel

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  23. Subways81
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Weird, I thought the M16A3 was the 9th unlock for Assault Class. Certainly looks that way on my battlelog…

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  24. Andrew
    April 6th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    How do I change the mode from burst to automatic on xbox 360?

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    • BASSguy32
      July 25th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Push down on the D-pad.

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  25. SeyTi01
    May 5th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I think this Weapon is a bit overpowered.

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