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Top 10 Most Powerful Guns In The World

Last updated on Apr 13, 2014
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Most Powerful Guns

Like all other technologies, firearm technology has improved greatly in the last century. It took multiple centuries to go from a single-shot musket with limited range to a repeating rifle accurate out to a quarter of a mile, but it has taken only a century to go from that repeating rifle to fully automatic weapons accurate out to as far as two miles. These advances in technology have created a new generation of incredibly potent armaments whose deadliness is only limited by the user. Here are the top 10 most powerful guns in the world.

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Uzi Submachine Gun

Uzi Submachine Gun

Place of origin: Israel

A gun you can't see is especially dangerous, and if that gun can fire off rounds at the rate of 20 per second, watch out. The Uzi submachine gun and its variants package rapid fire deadliness in a tiny package – the Micro-Uzi is only 28 centimeters in length. It is used world-wide, with over 90 countries adopting it for military or law enforcement use. It is popular on the other side as well, with criminals and terrorists choosing it for concealment and plentiful ammunition.

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HK416 Assault Rifle

HK416 Assault Rifle

Place of origin: Germany

This collaboration between American armed forces and German arms maker Heckler & Koch is slowly encroaching on the territory of the AR-15 platform as the favored assault rifle. A relatively new design that is only beginning to hit the world markets, this will become the main assault rifle of the 21st century. The design has demonstrated better accuracy, better reliability, and longer part lifespan when compared against the AR-15 and its variants. The cost of the rifle and the hesitance of countries to dispose of arms they have already paid for is all that stands in the way of this becoming the prevalent assault rifle of the 21st century.

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