Different cultures, different customs, or so the saying goes
The saying also apparently applies to rifle preferences for the world’s militaries, as the following map illustrates.
[Map note from Gizmodo: “Judging by the map's choice of colors, it seems to group weapons that are of a similar family together by color”]:
Obviously, there are many, many more types of rifles than the ones shown on the map, but as Gizmodo notes, the “map gives a general gist of each military's standardization.”
And here are a few of the more popular rifles referenced in the map:
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