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Old 08-01-2019, 04:41 PM   #1
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DMR vs Spring Rifle?

DMR vs Spring Rifle?
Opinions on DMR's vs spring rifles in regards to range and accuracy?
I think the main advantage of a DMR as most people know is rate of fire. You can take a number of shots in the time it takes a spring sniper rifle to take one shot. You have to weigh this against the range and accuracy of a spring rifle.
If your DMR can hit for example, 90% the distance of a spring rifle with the same accuracy, plus the rate of fire advantage, does this make it a better platform?
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:14 PM   #2
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Objectively speaking, performance ceiling is based on your ammunition, so with respect solely to performance, there's no benefit to a BASR over an auto-loading system (only caveat to this being power limits allowed by the site, if a BASR has a higher limit than a DMR).
That being actual practice, it might be a bit silly to say that, considering the real world variables of costs like money/time/effort/etc.- which result in there almost always being an effective difference between BASRs and DMRs, where the BASR performs better.
Just my useless overly objective input.
But then again, grounding myself back down to Earth...I'd have to say a DMR is usually superior in practice as well- for the reasons you list.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:29 PM   #3
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In our imperfect gameplay scenarios where wind and ammo variability is abundant, a DMR is almost always better. Where I play, a BASR has the same joule limits as a DMR which basically lands no reason to use a BASR other than the element of stealth.

That being said, nothing beats the satisfaction of getting a kill with a single shot. Bolt action rifles have some analog feel to them that just make them a pleasure to work with, even with the downsides taken into account.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:23 PM   #4
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Here the DMR gets a lower joule limit than a BASR (sometimes by over 1J) and I'm STILL contemplating turning my Mk23 into a DMR for kicks. Just need a good carbine kit that will work with my silverback suppressor....

As for why this forum even exists? We're all just crazy.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:11 PM   #5
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The major games I play give the sniper role 1.5 extra joules over the DMR guys (3.6 vs 2.1). I'd call that a pretty substantial advantage in terms of pure range. Plus I'm sort of addicted to taking those super long shots. I'd much rather stand comfortably far back behind the front lines and take long shots at people, but that's just me.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:50 PM   #6
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I'd have to say it also depends a lot on the field you play at.
DMR's here are limited to 2.89 joules while a BASR has a 4 joule limit.
But that powerful a BARS also has a 35m med where as the DMR only has 20m.

It being a rather dense forest with lots of hills and uneven ground you can be quite hampered by your med with a BASR.
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