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Battlefield 4 Weapon comparison: 338-Recon vs L86A1
Symthic BF4 stats version
1.4
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Weapon 1

VS
Weapon
Attachment 1
Attachment 2

Weapon 2

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338-Recon
+ None + None
vs
L86A1
+ None + None
Advantages of 338-Recon + None + None
Much more max damage
100
vs
24.5
338-Recon does 308% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
59
vs
18
338-Recon does 228% more damage at long range
Damage-drop off starts a little further
12.5 m
vs
8 m
338-Recon's Damage drop-off starts 56% further
Damage-drop off ends a lot further
150 m
vs
65 m
338-Recon's Damage drop-off ends 131% further
Way less bullet drop
9.81 m/s²
vs
15 m/s²
338-Recon has 35% less bullet drop
Much longer maximum distance
2800 m
vs
975 m
338-Recon's bullets fly 187% further
A bit lower first shot recoil multiplier
1 x
vs
1.5 x
338-Recon's First shot recoil multiplier is 33% lower
Significantly less spread (ADS, moving)
1.125
vs
1.175
338-Recon has 4% lower ADS base spread (Moving)
Advantages of L86A1 + None + None
Much higher fire rate
700 rpm
vs
42 rpm
L86A1 fires rounds 1567% faster
Much larger magazine
31
vs
6
L86A1 has 417% bigger magazine
A bit faster tactical reload (Bullets left)
2.6 s
vs
3 s
L86A1 reloads 13% faster when there is a bullet in the chamber
A bit faster empty reload
4 s
vs
4.5 s
L86A1 reloads 11% faster when there's no bullet in the chamber
Higher muzzle velocity
650 m/s
vs
560 m/s
L86A1's bullets fly 16% faster
Significatly less upwards recoil
0.29
vs
1
L86A1 has 71% less upwards kick
A lot faster Recoil decrease
18
vs
12
L86A1 recovers 50% faster from recoil
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
2.625
vs
3.75
L86A1 has 30% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
2.25
vs
3
L86A1 has 25% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Slightly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
1.875
vs
2.25
L86A1 has 17% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
4
vs
5.5
L86A1 has 27% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
3.5
vs
4.5
L86A1 has 22% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Slightly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
3
vs
3.5
L86A1 has 14% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Equal stats on 338-Recon + None + None and L86A1 + None + None
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