Battle Rifles are select-fire weapons firing rifle cartridges from a detachable magazine. Battle Rifles are available to the Assault, Support and Recon classes.
The first Battle Rifle in Phantom Forces was the SCAR-H - a higher caliber variant of the SCAR-L. The AG-3 became the second battle rifle during the AS VAL variants update.
The Henry 45-70 was added in the July 4th, 2017 update. This is despite the weapon clearly violating the formal definition of a Battle Rifle; the first weapon in Phantom Forces to do so.