"Many people don't see the value of a six-twenty in combat, claiming the em-two-thirty-one can do the same thing. Let me tell you, when a S'pher soldier is bearing down on you and you're just rippin' through the armour like nuthin', tell me again that a BR isn't useful."
-Army Sergeant Danny Aiken, Riot Police Officer on Refuge
While nearly non-existent since the 20th Century, Battle rifles were brought back into use as semi-automatic medium range rifles after the UOS became a much more significant threat, as it became desperately clear that heavier Alien armour could outmatch the projectiles fired by most weapons employed by the UCE . It later proved useful after the outbreak of the Human-S'pher war when the rifles would be put to great use against the enemy. It fires a larger caliber than the M231 Series and has an optimal range longer than that of an assult rifle. Despite this, it is not classed as a DMR due to having not nearly a long enough range or heavy enough caliber. It has a 25 round magazine of 7.25x51mm IMPS Round, with a gap of 0.5 seconds between firing. It is mainly employed by security and police sniper teams, with military marksmen preferring the R5 DMR series.
|Melee Weapons||Dragon Teeth - Energy Blade - Combat Knife|
|Pistols||M930 - HP-Series - AP2 Pistol - PK30 - C3PS|
|Submachine Guns||S-Series - PK303|
|Carbines||C-Series - PK40 - M489 - HP2-PPC|
|Assault Rifles/ Battle Rifles||M231-Series - M416-Q - PK-M4 - BR-620 Battle Rifle|
|Light Machine Guns||M236-SAW - L6-Series - M497|
|Heavy Machine Guns||H3-Series - M423-O - HM21 - XM424(II) - BFCG-I|
|Designated Marksman Rifles||R5-Series - R65|
|Sniper Rifles||Railguns (RG-N7(X) - 50APH - PK90 - R130|