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i dont use it, but i do like packing the extra explosives/grenades and explosive damage kit instead.
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post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by rogueblade View Post
so no one uses the heavy barrel or whatever its called for more accuracy :|
its useless.

all weapons are 100% accurate on the first shot. all you have to do is tap tap tap tap tap, and you will land atleast the first bullet in every single tap of the mouse.
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I use magnum ammo for sniping and for the M36 machine gun
I go with the heavy barrel on the M60 to improve accuracy

I have found that most kills that do not involve a nub tube are head shots so the body Armour is of little use, unless the body Amour affects your whole hit box and not just the body hit box
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post #14 of 37
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I use magnum ammo for sniping and for the M36 machine gun
I go with the heavy barrel on the M60 to improve accuracy

I have found that most kills that do not involve a nub tube are head shots so the body Armour is of little use, unless the body Amour affects your whole hit box and not just the body hit box
body armor is a flat health increase of 25%

in regular your guy has 125 health
in hardcore its 62.5
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post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
I use magnum ammo for sniping and for the M36 machine gun
I go with the heavy barrel on the M60 to improve accuracy

I have found that most kills that do not involve a nub tube are head shots so the body Armour is of little use, unless the body Amour affects your whole hit box and not just the body hit box


Apparently it just gives you 1.25x normal health, so 125 in normal.

Personally I use magnum ammo, although I have tried the same guns without it and its not exactly a big difference.
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Magnum ammo does not work as it seems

I found out that close range with MA on kills quicker than normal ammo

But at long range, Or medium range. Seems to take more shots

Thats what i think anyway, So i rarely use it
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Apparently it just gives you 1.25x normal health, so 125 in normal.

Personally I use magnum ammo, although I have tried the same guns without it and its not exactly a big difference.
it only increases ttk(time to kill) by 1 bullet against someone with a full 100 health.
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post #18 of 37
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its useless.

all weapons are 100% accurate on the first shot. all you have to do is tap tap tap tap tap, and you will land atleast the first bullet in every single tap of the mouse.
not when firing from the hip. theres more spread when you no scope/fire from the hip, which is what the heavy underhand barrel kit does.
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Magnum ammo does not work as it seems

I found out that close range with MA on kills quicker than normal ammo

But at long range, Or medium range. Seems to take more shots

Thats what i think anyway, So i rarely use it
i really wish people would stop posting I think posts.

There is information available that proves facts.

In game files have been parsed and it is a 25% increase in damage, flat.

if your gun deals 16.7 damage at close range, and 12.5 at max. with magnum it deals 20.875 damage at close range and 15.625 at max range.

yes damage is calculated down to the .000000 range. thats why people survive with 0% health left.
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post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
not when firing from the hip. theres more spread when you no scope/fire from the hip, which is what the heavy underhand barrel kit does.
it actually effects all gunfire, it decreases spread by 25%, which adds up for sustained fire when aiming, or hip firing.

but how often do you get to hip fire. you are better off with magnum or body armor every time.

you can still do the tap tap tap tap deal with hip fire and land your shots while hip firing also. Weapons constantly regain deviation even while firing. when i hip fire at close range i still do the hip fire because it keeps the crosshairs close together, and the rate of fire loss is worth making sure more bullets connect faster.

there is no good reason to use the barrel unlock.
Edited by Vhati - 1/25/11 at 2:54pm
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