Battle rifle

Type of semi-automatic or selective fire military rifle that uses a full-power rifle cartridge

A battle rifle is a select fire rifle that fires a powerful bullet such as 7.62×51mm NATO. The FAL, G3, and M14 are the most common battle rifles used in the Cold War. They are more powerful than assault rifles. Assault rifles shoots a 5.56×45mm NATO which is less powerful than a 7.62×51mm NATO.