XOIIO Mar 15 @ 1:14am
What do you prefer, SCAR, AK-47 or M16?
Hey all, something I have been trying to figure out myself, and I'd like to hear what other people think, what is your favorite assault rifle? Do you use the SCAR, the AK-47 or the M16, laser sights or not.

I am personally bouncing between the SCAR and the AK47, I haven't used the M16 much, maybe I should try it more, but it's a tie leaning towards the scar at this point. The AK47 has a lot of stopping power, and I really like it, with the laser sight it's pretty good at a fairly long distance, but the SCAR is just way more accurate.

The ak just takes a two round burst to take out most common infected unless a shot hits an arm or grazes them, however when clearing rooms the SCAR just seems a lot more effecient, aim at the enemy, click and fill it with a 3 round burst, and move to the next one. With or without the laser sight it basically makes a triple tap sniper, good for clearing out long range or stragling infected, and is also easier to keep people's backs clear if they are getting swarmed, an AK can hit them.

Unfortunately the SCAR's 3 round burst means you can hit people, like if you are clearing their back, I've had it happen several times where they back into the last shot, or if I am firing long range at a tank, and they are beside me, if they run across (which I think is a bad idea nonetheless, but hey, you can't be aware of everything, I understand) even if I let go of the trigger, there's still another couple shots coming out that can hit into them.

It just feels like a tactically superior weapon, lately I have been favoring the AK more considering the SCAR seems to run down it's ammo a lot more quickly, especially if you are "panick firing" into a horde to make some room. The SCAR also goes through explosive and incindiary ammo faster since you can only fire a burst.

I don't know, it's a pretty touch choice, I am getting more fammiliar with the levels (though there are some I haven't palyed yet) and sometimes the AK is a better choice, but in a spur of the moment grab for a weapon, I will probably be going for the SCAR rather than the AK.

So, what do you guys think? I can't speak much for the M16, usually when it is around it's counterparts are, and while it has lower damage it does fire pretty fast, I don't know if I will be trying it much though. I think I will use my scar and dual pistols and just keep using them to clear out the closer range enemies, I can fire pretty fast with them anyways.

If only the SCAR could switch from burst to single shot. (or you could get laser sights for your pistols, too often people cross in front not realizing I'm laying into a crowd of zombies.)
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[†]Munkee_King[†] Mar 15 @ 1:17am 
Only the best gun out there.. m16 all the way. Best accuracy, and with laser sights.. when walking I can nail a hunter in its pretty face without a problem.
o9enolc Mar 15 @ 1:19am 
Nope.avi. I prefer...
A M60 Heavy Machine Gun!!!
monsterenergy781 Mar 15 @ 1:25am 
sup
♒HuTcH♒187™ Mar 15 @ 1:29am 
call me crazy but i love a shotgun with a laser! headshots from a distance are really fun XD
XOIIO Mar 15 @ 1:31am 
Hmm, apparently, (and it makes sense) you can get the SCAR to fire a single shot if you switch to your secondary quick enough, I'll have to try that out and see how fast you need to be. There is a post somewhere saying make a plugin to do that for you fast enough, but VAC would probably pick that up, and I don't know how to make plugins :P (could look into it).

Would be neat to have that assigned to a different mouse button to fire single shots, maybe when my ouroboros gets back I can make a macro to do it. *shrugs*



Originally posted by o9enolc:
Nope.avi. I prefer...
A M60 Heavy Machine Gun!!!

so you walk around unarmed without it? lol

I got it twice in one unmentionable match though, it is nice. Didn't get a chance to get the "till it clicks" achievement though.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2m5ccxh.jpg
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XOIIO Mar 15 @ 1:49am 
Hmm, a macro does work, sometimes it will shoot a couple shots, and if you go too quickly it will just cycle weapons, but you can do the single shot. You could also do it manually, but it would be pretty tricky. Just have it on my keyboard right now, so it's not really a good solution, you wouldn't be able to run and hit the macro key very effectively, but on a mouse it would probably work fine.
AREFANSIO Mar 15 @ 1:50am 
I perfer M16
Admiral Larino Mar 15 @ 1:50am 
I prefer the M16. I'll sometimes use the AK or SCAR, though, mostly if I get bored of the M16.

Also, there is a way to make the SCAR single-fire without switching weapons. If you use the shove while it's firing, it will cut off the shots right there, letting you fire only a single round.

I have a strange, unhealthy addiction to the UZI, however...
Restless Mar 15 @ 1:59am 
Objectively speaking, AK w laser is the best automatic rifle. That said, tier 2 weapons are overpowered, so I don't use them very often unless the team I'm playing with is especially bad. I usually just stick with SMGs and other tier 1 guns. Occasionally I'll use a sniper too.
XOIIO Mar 15 @ 2:00am 
Originally posted by Admiral Larino:
I prefer the M16. I'll sometimes use the AK or SCAR, though, mostly if I get bored of the M16.

Also, there is a way to make the SCAR single-fire without switching weapons. If you use the shove while it's firing, it will cut off the shots right there, letting you fire only a single round.

I have a strange, unhealthy addiction to the UZI, however...

That makes sense, I've noticed on other weapons shove inturrupts them, that would defenitely be easier than mashing 1 and 2 quickly.
XOIIO Mar 15 @ 2:07am 
Hmm, it's actually quite trivial to do it on the mouse manually, a macro just makes it a little bit easier and is sure that it's only a single shot, instead of two occasionally. Sometimes you don't fire, it's just a matter of how you "roll" your clicks.

Something did happen though, does anyone know what this circle means? It popped up several times while trying this out.

http://i58.tinypic.com/xcipnd.jpg
Admiral Larino Mar 15 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by XOIIO:
Hmm, it's actually quite trivial to do it on the mouse manually, a macro just makes it a little bit easier and is sure that it's only a single shot, instead of two occasionally. Sometimes you don't fire, it's just a matter of how you "roll" your clicks.

Something did happen though, does anyone know what this circle means? It popped up several times while trying this out.

http://i58.tinypic.com/xcipnd.jpg

I do.

If you shove too many times, too frequently, it starts having a cooldown on the shoves. That circle tells you how long it lasts.
XOIIO Mar 15 @ 2:09am 
Originally posted by Admiral Larino:
Originally posted by XOIIO:
Hmm, it's actually quite trivial to do it on the mouse manually, a macro just makes it a little bit easier and is sure that it's only a single shot, instead of two occasionally. Sometimes you don't fire, it's just a matter of how you "roll" your clicks.

Something did happen though, does anyone know what this circle means? It popped up several times while trying this out.

http://i58.tinypic.com/xcipnd.jpg

I do.

If you shove too many times, too frequently, it starts having a cooldown on the shoves. That circle tells you how long it lasts.

Ah, alright neat. Never really noticed it before, it probably has popped up though and was just hidden by a horde of zombies feeling me up lol
Neuro Mar 15 @ 2:25am 
ak in priority ^__^
with m16 i'm runnig out of bullets amazingly fast o__0
scar lasts longer but three-round burst is annoying

also,
sniper rifle with frying pan will do the trick xD
Ninjabutter Mar 15 @ 2:57am 
In terms of pure efficiency, I'd pick the AK.

For actual enjoyment, I prefer the M16 and usually take it over the AK unless my team is sucking and I feel like I need every possible edge to not die horribly.

I absolutely hate the SCAR. I typically don't even pick it up if I see it, I'd rather use pistols. I said in the other thread about your favorite weapons that the SCAR wouldn't be nearly as annoying for me if it didn't have the ridiculous automatic three-round burst mode. With either the AK or the M16, I can line up a headshot and tap the mouse for one round. With the SCAR, two rounds are being wasted there.
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