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Battlefield Hardline Weapon comparison: M249 vs M16A3
Symthic BF:H stats version
1.7
Note: PC version of "Battlefield: Hardline" uses different weapon stats than consoles. Numbers shown on Symthic are for PC only.
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M249
+ None + None
vs
M16A3
+ None + None
Advantages of M249 + None + None
Little more max damage
25
vs
24
M249 does 4% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
18
vs
13
M249 does 38% more damage at long range
Slightly higher fire rate
850 rpm
vs
800 rpm
M249 fires rounds 6% faster
Much larger magazine
200
vs
31
M249 has 545% bigger magazine
Significatly less upwards recoil (ADS, Stand)
0.15
vs
0.5
M249 has 70% less upwards kick (ADS, Stand)
Much lower first shot recoil multiplier
1 x
vs
2.5 x
M249's First shot recoil multiplier is 60% lower
Slightly less spread increase per shot
0.06
vs
0.11
Spread increases 45% less on M249 when shooting
Advantages of M16A3 + None + None
Damage-drop off starts a lot further
35 m
vs
25 m
M16A3's Damage drop-off starts 40% further
Damage-drop off ends a lot further
60 m
vs
37 m
M16A3's Damage drop-off ends 62% further
Slightly higher maximum distance
975 m
vs
930 m
M16A3's bullets fly 5% further
Much faster tactical reload (Bullets left)
2.38 s
vs
6.75 s
M16A3 reloads 65% faster when there is a bullet in the chamber
Much faster empty reload
2.72 s
vs
6.75 s
M16A3 reloads 60% faster when there's no bullet in the chamber
Higher muzzle velocity
650 m/s
vs
620 m/s
M16A3's bullets fly 5% faster
Significatly less recoil to left (ADS, Stand)
0.28
vs
0.45
M16A3 has 38% less kick to left (ADS, Stand)
Slightly less recoil to right (ADS, Stand)
0.25
vs
0.3
M16A3 has 17% less kick to right (ADS, Stand)
Significantly less spread (ADS, not moving)
0.2
vs
0.3
M16A3 has 33% lower ADS base spread (Not moving)
Significantly less spread (ADS, moving)
1
vs
2
M16A3 has 50% lower ADS base spread (Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
3
vs
5
M16A3 has 40% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
2.75
vs
4.5
M16A3 has 39% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
2.5
vs
4
M16A3 has 38% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
3.5
vs
6
M16A3 has 42% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
3
vs
5.5
M16A3 has 45% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
3.5
vs
5
M16A3 has 30% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Equal stats on M249 + None + None and M16A3 + None + None
Equal bullet drop
15 m/s²
vs
15 m/s²
Both guns have same bullet drop
Same Recoil decrease (ADS, Stand)
12
vs
12
Both guns recover from recoil as fast as the other (ADS, Stand)
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