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This article is about the Battle Rifle in Halo 4. For other battle rifles, see battle rifle.
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BR85HB SR Battle Rifle
Production information

Manufacturer

Misriah Armory[1]

Model

BR85HB SR

Type

Bullpup Battle rifle

Cost

1906.00 cR[2]

Technical specifications

Size

Handheld, Two-Handed

  • Length: 99.2 centimetres (39.1 in)[2]
  • Height: 29.9 centimetres (11.8 in)[2]
  • Width: 6.1 centimetres (2.4 in)[2]
  • Weight: 7.6 kilograms (17 lb)[2]

Damage Per Hit

Medium to High

Magazine Size

36 rounds

Maximum Ammunition

108-216 rounds

Fire Mode

Burst-fire (3-round)

Ammunition Type

M634 X-HP-SAP, 9.5x40mm[2]

Operation

Gas-operated, magazine-fed

Accuracy

High

Range

Medium to Long

Usage

Era(s)

Post-War

Counterpart

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

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The BR85HB Service Rifle is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle optimized for three-round burst firing, and proven to be an extraordinarily versatile weapon at a wide variety of ranges in the hands of a capable marksman.[1]
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The BR85 Heavy Barrel Service Rifle, abbreviated BR85HB SR,[3] and more commonly known as the Battle Rifle, is a UNSC infantry selective fire service rifle used primarily in the post-war years. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle that is extraordinarily effective against infantry energy shielding. It has a magazine size of 36 rounds and fires in three-round bursts.

GameplayEdit

AdvantagesEdit

  • Has a large amount of ammo (216 rounds maximum).
  • Four bursts can take out Elites and Spartans: three to take out the shields and one to the head.
  • 3-round bursts make it easier to obtain headshots.
  • 3-round bursts can strip shields and kill in a single shot.

DisadvantagesEdit

  • Lacks range and accuracy of the DMR.
  • Slower reload time.

Changes from the BR55HB SR in Halo 3Edit

  • Hitscan feature returns from Halo 2, making the BR55HB slightly more accurate.
  • Scope is square instead of round.
  • Picatinny rail on the top carry handle of the rifle (which the scope is mounted on).
  • Larger reticle.
  • Misriah Armory's symbol is sported on both sides of the stock of the weapon.

Changes in the Halo 4 Weapon Tuning UpdateEdit

Main article: Weapon Tuning Update
  • Capable of killing in 11 bullets (four bursts instead of five).[4][5]
  • Rate-of-fire was slightly decreased.[4]
  • Red reticle range was decreased.[4]

TriviaEdit

  • Early images of the BR85HB SR Battle Rifle released by 343 Industries had "BR55HB SR" printed on the side.
  • An exclusive Arctic skin for the Battle Rifle was available for those who pre-ordered the game from EB Games or GameStop. This skin was later made available in the Game of the Year Edition along with other previously exclusive weapon skins.

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