Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Machine Guns in The World 2017. Over the years, people at war have come up with better and better ways of killing their enemy. Long ago, spears were used to kill; so were swords, bow and arrows, and knives. Somehow, destroying someone’s else’s people and territory makes us a lot better at coming up with new things. Guns, as a result of this, have gotten bigger and more destructive by each and every decade. Especially when it comes to machine guns; there are many different kinds with different aspects that make them better than guns of yesterday. This is my list of the top ten machine guns in the world. Enjoy.
List of Top 10 Best Machine Guns in The World 2017
10. XM307 ACSW Advanced Heavy Machine Gun
This gun, XM307 ACSW (Advanced Crew Served Weapon), is a belt-fed machine with the capability to use smart shells and grenades. The gun fires 25 mm rounds, lightweight, and made to be able to be carried by two men. You can even mount it on a vehicle.
9. Stoner AR-15
Magazine fed, air-cooled, and semi-automatic, the gun was designed by Eugene Stoner, L. James Sullivan, and Robert Freemont based off the 7.62 mm AR-10 design. It was made in a smaller size, 5.56 mm.
8. M24E6 Machine Gun
This gun is used a lot by the United States Marine Corps. Due to the fact that it is lighter than the M60, it makes it easier to run around with. A great example in the advancement of weaponry because of its light weight, and precise, accurate shots that you can get with the bipod or tripod mounts.
7. Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EV03
Also called CZ EV03 (especially in the US), it is easy to handle and hold, much lighter, and slim. The gun is not to be underestimated because of the size, it boasts a state of the art rear sight that you can adjust for far or close ranges.
6. M60 GPMG
This gun, just by hearing the name, can intimidate anyone. A sophisticated gun, both in look and build. The United States Army uses this gun as their primary weapon. The gun may have slow rate of fire, but it makes up for it with its dependability and reliability and effectiveness in the fifties and sixties.
5. Kalashnikov (better known as the AK-47)
AK stands for Avtomat Kalashniknova. The gun is cheap to produce and pops up in many different black markets, especially Africa, who is known for their production of the gun. It has been prized by many different armies, like Arabian Russian, African, and Soviet. Probably the most produced weapon there is in the world, with over one hundred million units out around the world.
4. M2HB 50 caliber machine gun
The HB in the name stands for heavy barrel, this air cooled weapon can fire around 450-575 rounds a minute. This gun is made by the famous Browning company. You can also select to fire single shots, and there are other selections of bursts that you can choose from. That makes this weapon quite versatile. It expands on the previous water cooled barrel by adding more mass and extra surface on the barrel make up for the lack of water cooling. These new features make the gun less bulky and weigh almost forty pounds (or seventeen kilograms) lighter. This is one of the Top 10 Best Machine Guns in The World 2017.
3. M4 Carbine Commando with M203 Grenade Launcher
There is a backup unit that comes with the gun that is a separate attachment and is to be used after the 5.56 mm bullets run out.
2. FN F2000 Assault Rifle
This weapon has a futuristic design and has been dubbed the next generation weapons system by those in the know about guns. The design of the weapon, both unique and unusual, is what has put it in the top gun in the firearm market these days.
1. Heckler & Koch HK MG4
What list about the best machine guns would be complete without at least one made by Heckler & Koch, the famous German gun manufacturer. The MG4 model is air cooled, gas-operated, and belt-fed weapon with a rotary bolt that is positively locked and has some similarities with the Belgian Minimi light machine gun.
So that is it. This list taught me a lot about guns. Not necessarily why civilians need machine guns, because that still does not make sense to me, but I digress. That was my list of the top ten machine guns in the world 2017. I hope you enjoyed reading it.