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Battlefield 4 Weapon comparison: M4 vs M416
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1.4
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Weapon 1

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Weapon
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Weapon 2

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M4
+ None + None
vs
M416
+ None + None
Advantages of M4 + None + None
Slightly higher fire rate
800 rpm
vs
750 rpm
M4 fires rounds 7% faster
Slightly less upwards recoil
0.28
vs
0.32
M4 has 13% less upwards kick
Significantly less spread (ADS, moving)
0.8
vs
1
M4 has 20% lower ADS base spread (Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Not moving)
2
vs
3
M4 has 33% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Not moving)
1.5
vs
2.5
M4 has 40% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Not moving)
1
vs
2
M4 has 50% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Not moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Stand, Moving)
2.5
vs
3.5
M4 has 29% lower HIP base spread (Standing, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Crouching, Moving)
2
vs
3
M4 has 33% lower HIP base spread (Crouch, Moving)
Significantly less spread (HIP, Prone, Moving)
1.5
vs
2.5
M4 has 40% lower HIP base spread (Prone, Moving)
Advantages of M416 + None + None
Little more max damage
24.5
vs
24
M416 does 2% more damage at close range
Much more min damage
18
vs
15.4
M416 does 17% more damage at long range
Damage-drop off starts a little further
12.5 m
vs
8 m
M416's Damage drop-off starts 56% further
Damage-drop off ends a lot further
60 m
vs
50 m
M416's Damage drop-off ends 20% further
Slightly higher maximum distance
900 m
vs
810 m
M416's bullets fly 11% further
Higher muzzle velocity
600 m/s
vs
540 m/s
M416's bullets fly 11% faster
Slightly less recoil to left
0.12
vs
0.17
M416 has 29% less kick to left
A bit lower first shot recoil multiplier
2.2 x
vs
2.4 x
M416's First shot recoil multiplier is 8% lower
Significantly less spread (ADS, not moving)
0.2
vs
0.3
M416 has 33% lower ADS base spread (Not moving)
Slightly less spread increase per shot
0.098
vs
0.104
Spread increases 6% less on M416 when shooting
Equal stats on M4 + None + None and M416 + None + None
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 tactical reload time (bullets left)
1.85 s
vs
1.85 s
Both guns tactical reload as fast as the other
Same empty reload time
2.4 s
vs
2.4 s
Both guns empty reload as fast as the other
Same amount of recoil to right
0.28
vs
0.28
Both kick to right as much as the other
Same Recoil decrease
18
vs
18
Both guns recover from recoil as fast as the other
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