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Battlefield Hardline Weapon comparison: M5SD vs M249
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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M5SD
+ None + None
vs
M249
+ None + None
Advantages of M5SD + None + None
Much faster tactical reload (Bullets left)
2.3 s
vs
6.75 s
M5SD reloads 66% faster when there is a bullet in the chamber
Much faster empty reload
3.18 s
vs
6.75 s
M5SD reloads 53% faster when there's no bullet in the chamber
Significatly less recoil to left (ADS, Stand)
0.2
vs
0.45
M5SD has 56% less kick to left (ADS, Stand)
Slightly less recoil to right (ADS, Stand)
0.25
vs
0.3
M5SD has 17% less kick to right (ADS, Stand)
A lot faster Recoil decrease (ADS, Stand)
20
vs
12
M5SD recovers 67% faster from recoil (ADS, Stand)
Significantly less spread (ADS, not moving)
0.2
vs
0.3
M5SD has 33% lower ADS base spread (Not moving)
Significantly less spread (ADS, moving)
0.5
vs
2
M5SD has 75% lower ADS base spread (Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
2
vs
5
M5SD has 60% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
1.5
vs
4.5
M5SD has 67% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
1
vs
4
M5SD has 75% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
1.5
vs
6
M5SD has 75% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
1.25
vs
5.5
M5SD has 77% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
1.25
vs
5
M5SD has 75% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Advantages of M249 + None + None
Much more max damage
25
vs
20
M249 does 25% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
18
vs
8
M249 does 125% more damage at long range
Damage-drop off ends a little further
37 m
vs
35 m
M249's Damage drop-off ends 6% further
Much higher fire rate
850 rpm
vs
700 rpm
M249 fires rounds 21% faster
Much larger magazine
200
vs
31
M249 has 545% bigger magazine
Much longer maximum distance
930 m
vs
630 m
M249's bullets fly 48% further
Much higher muzzle velocity
620 m/s
vs
420 m/s
M249's bullets fly 48% faster
Slightly less upwards recoil (ADS, Stand)
0.15
vs
0.26
M249 has 42% less upwards kick (ADS, Stand)
A bit lower first shot recoil multiplier
1 x
vs
2 x
M249's First shot recoil multiplier is 50% lower
Significantly less spread increase per shot
0.06
vs
0.13
Spread increases 54% less on M249 when shooting
Equal stats on M5SD + None + None and M249 + None + None
Same drop-off start distance
25 m
vs
25 m
Damage starts to drop at the same distance
Equal bullet drop
15 m/s²
vs
15 m/s²
Both guns have same bullet drop
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