A rapid reloading automatic rifle is an advanced type of self-loading automatic rifle that is capable of fast, automatic firing. Automatic rifles are fully automatic select-fire rifles, which are designed to fire in both semi automatic and full automatic shooting modes. Rapid reloading automatic rifles are also called semi automatics.
Most automatic riffles have a single bolt carrier assembly (BCA) with one bolt and a series of magazine fed cartridges. The bolt is driven by a rotating bolt rack, located between the bolt carrier and the bolt itself. The magazine is a series of fixed or detachable magazine, which holds the ammunition and is held in place by a bolt handle or bolt latch. When the bolt lock is engaged by the bolt rack, the magazine is drawn back to the rifle’s position and the bolt locked into place.
Bolt actions can be manually operated or electrically operated. Both methods produce bolt action effects, though electric operated automatic rifles have a much shorter barrel and a shorter bolt than do the semi-automatic rifles.
Automatic rifles can be classified as gas operated or spring operated. Gas operated automatic rifles use a gas-operated bolt to operate the bolt carrier. These rifles tend to be more compact and lightweight and are most often used for hunting applications.
Spring operated automatic rifles use a chain driven bolt. A bolt on the side of the rifle drives the bolt carrier through the bolt to the bolt head and back to the bolt carrier assembly. Most of the rifle models will use a bolt assembly in order to hold the ammunition. The ammunition for these rifles is usually a cartridge that is inserted into the magazine via a magazine port.
In general, an automatic rifle is the most efficient of all firearms. Because automatic rifles fire so quickly, the bullet has less time to travel through a target and because the rifle does not require a recoil lug for recoil, the bullet will hit a target from further away than a semiautomatic rifle, making a larger caliber automatic rifle more efficient than a semiautomatic rifle at long range.
When an automatic rifle is used to engage multiple targets at the same time, such as in a hunting situation, the bolt can be cocked and the trigger pulled to allow for rapid firing of the rifle. This is referred to as rapid-fire rifles.
There are many different designs of automatic riffle rifles available, each with their own pros and cons. For example, there are rimfire automatic rifles which are ideal for hunting large game and are known for their accuracy. There is also bolt action automatic rifles, which are very accurate but are difficult to use in tighter enclosed areas. They can also have a longer range and are generally not used on hunting trips. For hunting applications, a bolt action automatic rifle may be ideal, but not the best option for hunting larger game.
Semiautomatic rifles are used for other applications as well, including pistol and handgun shooting. Most automatic pistol rifles come with a safety switch that prevents the rifle from firing when the pistol is not in use.