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Battlefield 4 Weapon comparison: M4 vs L86A1
Symthic BF4 stats version
1.4
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Weapon 1

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Weapon
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M4
+ None + None
vs
L86A1
+ None + None
Advantages of M4 + None + None
Much higher fire rate
800 rpm
vs
700 rpm
M4 fires rounds 14% faster
Much faster tactical reload (Bullets left)
1.85 s
vs
2.6 s
M4 reloads 29% faster when there is a bullet in the chamber
Much faster empty reload
2.4 s
vs
4 s
M4 reloads 40% faster when there's no bullet in the chamber
Slightly less upwards recoil
0.28
vs
0.29
M4 has 3% less upwards kick
Significantly less spread (ADS, moving)
0.8
vs
1.175
M4 has 32% lower ADS base spread (Moving)
Slightly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
2
vs
2.625
M4 has 24% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
1.5
vs
2.25
M4 has 33% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
1
vs
1.875
M4 has 47% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
2.5
vs
4
M4 has 38% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
2
vs
3.5
M4 has 43% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
1.5
vs
3
M4 has 50% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Advantages of L86A1 + None + None
Little more max damage
24.5
vs
24
L86A1 does 2% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
18
vs
15.4
L86A1 does 17% more damage at long range
Damage-drop off ends a lot further
65 m
vs
50 m
L86A1's Damage drop-off ends 30% further
Slightly higher maximum distance
975 m
vs
810 m
L86A1's bullets fly 20% further
Much higher muzzle velocity
650 m/s
vs
540 m/s
L86A1's bullets fly 20% faster
Slightly less recoil to left
0.16
vs
0.17
L86A1 has 6% less kick to left
Slightly less recoil to right
0.16
vs
0.28
L86A1 has 43% less kick to right
A bit lower first shot recoil multiplier
1.5 x
vs
2.4 x
L86A1's First shot recoil multiplier is 38% lower
Slightly less spread (ADS, not moving)
0.25
vs
0.3
L86A1 has 17% lower ADS base spread (Not moving)
Slightly less spread increase per shot
0.091
vs
0.104
Spread increases 13% less on L86A1 when shooting
Equal stats on M4 + None + None and L86A1 + None + None
Same drop-off start distance
8 m
vs
8 m
Damage starts to drop at the same distance
Equal magazine size
31
vs
31
Both guns have equal sized magazine
Equal bullet drop
15 m/s²
vs
15 m/s²
Both guns have same bullet drop
Same Recoil decrease
18
vs
18
Both guns recover from recoil as fast as the other
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