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BR85HB SR Battle Rifle
Production information


Misriah Armory[1]




Bullpup Battle rifle


1906.00 cR[2]

Technical specifications


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]


Gas-operated, magazine-fed




Medium to Long






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]

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 based upon the BR55 and BR55HB SR battle rifles.

Design DetailsEdit

The BR85HB Service Rifle is a gas-operated, magazine-fed selective fire rifle optimized for three-round-burst firing, and proven to be extraordinarily effective against dissipative energy shielding on both exotic and domestic armor types. It has a magazine size of 36 rounds and fires in three-round bursts, thus capable of 12 bursts before depleting the magazine.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Deeper and more visceral firing sound recorded from actual weapons.
  • Major visual overhaul, following the artistic design of Halo: Reach.
  • Misriah Armory's symbol is sported on both sides of the stock of the weapon.
  • Different reloading animation.
  • Different melee animation.


  • The Battle Rifle is one of the few weapons in Halo 4 to have no reticle bloom.
  • 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.
    • The Arctic skin is also available in the Game of the Year Edition along with other previously exclusive weapon skins.
  • In the Halo 4 Weapon Tuning Update on June 3, 2013, the BR85 underwent the following changes:[4]
    • Capable of killing in 11 bullets (four bursts).[5]
    • Rate-of-fire was slightly decreased.
    • Red reticle range was decreased.



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