This morning I managed to pick up a copy of Osprey's The G3 Battle Rifle which due to its numerous variants as well as its longevity in service, was something I'd been looking around for anyway. That plus the seemingly rare grenadier variant with the HK69, it seemed a good book in the Osprey series to get when the chance arose.
Anyway, my main query this time is what actually constitutes as a "battle" or "battlefield" rifle? Does this term still apply with certain weapons used in today's armed forces or have assault rifles or designated marksman rifles made these weapons obsolete and no longer used by the most modern-equipped armies?
I also managed to pick up the Osprey titles for SA80 Assault Rifles (hoping for some coverage of the L86 LSW in particular) and French Armour in Vietnam 1945-54 as well. Not a bad morning looking around a market I must say.