With the shift toward 2x zoom guns the question naturally arises which one to use. Most people find themselves with the FAMAS, and why shouldn't they? It's basic statistics are the best of the 2x zoom guns. But you must look below the surface to see the gun's alternatives. I want to make a case for the G36C and ask your opinions about it. My goal, is that by doing so, we might all find the better gun, whichever it may be.
First let's put down the stats, which are always lauded in RS3.
FAMAS G2: BS: 5.56mm; R: 39; D: 56; A: 60; S: 52; Re: 91
G36C: BS: 5.56mm; R: 39; D: 56; A: 59; S: 43; Re: 88
...where BS=bullet size, R=range, D=damage, A=accuracy, S=stability, R=Recovery.
OK, so the FAMAS has a one point advantage in A, a nine point advantage in S, and a 3 point advantage in Re. But the FAMAS has one other statistical "advantage," one which is a double-edged sword: The FAMAS, as one loading screen reminds us, has the highest rate of fire among RS3's assault rifles: 950 rounds per minute. I have estimated the G36C's fire rate at 750 rounds per minute, which is what it is in real life. Obviously, some will claim that this gives the FAMAS further advantage, but I think it may be its downfall.
The FAMAS's rate of fire is simply too high. When it comes to single shot taps, the guns are basically even, with a 1 point advantage for the FAMAS's accuracy. But when it comes to burst fire and even all out tree-chopping the G36C may have an advantage. Although the FAMAS has more recovery and stabilty and accuracy than the G36C, it has less recovery time between shots, each shot compounding until the FAMAS has less real accuracy, less real recovery, and less real stability than the G36C. This (possible) advantage of the G36C is what I think needs to be discussed.
Disclaimer: I haven't made up my mind on this matter yet. I just think that the G36C has a overlooked strength, one that I think ya'lls commentary coud help illuminate. Help me and all of us decide which gun is superior.