What did the BAR shoot?

What did the BAR shoot?

The primary variant of the BAR series was the M1918, chambered for the . 30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe as a replacement for the French-made Chauchat and M1909 Benét–Mercié machine guns that US forces had previously been issued.

Was the BAR a good weapon?

Compared to something like the Benét–Mercié, the BAR was a very good weapon. Adding to that the increased volume of fire available from the self-loading M-1 rifle makes the BAR a good weapon in its time.

Is the BAR an assault rifle?

Per the criteria set forth by the Army, the BAR is not an assault rifle. It is an automatic rifle, though calling it a light machine gun would not be terribly inaccurate. “Assault Rifles” use intermediate calibers unlike the full power . 30–06 of the BAR.

How many rounds can a rifle hold?

Most rifles have between 20 and 30 rounds in a magazine. Rifles are not usually belt-fed. But some rifles have that capability. Ammunition belts can hold hundreds of rounds.

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Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire Cyclic rate of fire: 600 rds/min Combat rate of fire: Semi-auto 40 rds/min Bursts 100 rds/min
Muzzle velocity 715 m/s (2,350 ft/s)

Is the Browning BAR the same as the M1918?

The rifle loads from a detachable box magazine. This rifle should not be confused with the M1918 military rifle, which is a completely different design, sharing no parts, though also referred to as the BAR. Browning introduced a redesigned BAR in 1966.

Is the Browning BAR a bolt action rifle?

The Browning BAR has a long standing tradition for achieving bolt action like accuracy in an autoloading rifle. Some of this is accounted for in the extreme level of precision and careful craftsmanship that goes into every rifle.

Where does the name Browning BAR come from?

The Browning BAR is a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle produced by the Browning Arms Company in Belgium.

What are the features of a Browning BAR?

Notable Feature: The magazine release tab on the right side of the rifle’s bottom metal enables left-handed shooters to perform quick magazine changes. The texturing on it provides excellent tactile feedback.Bill Buckley The rifle’s barrel is 18 inches long with a 1:12-inch twist. That short barrel makes this BAR especially compact and handy.