Automatic Rifle

An automatic rifle is a type of magazine-fed rifle that utilizes either its recoil or a portion of the gas propelling the projectile to operate its action. And, to remove the spent cartridge case, cock the rifle, load a new cartridge and fire again repeatedly, as long as the trigger is held down or until the magazine is exhausted. Most automatic rifles are select-fire weapons which are capable of firing in both full-automatic and semi-automatic (ie. firing one shot every time the trigger is pulled). This select-fire capability, as well as the use of detachable magazines and rifle ammunition, differentiate it from other classes of automatic firearms such as the machine gun and submachine gun.

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