26 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2012 10:59 PM by sandy1373 RSS

The L86 LSW - the most beastly gun in the game?

WKMMS

I really am starting to believe it.  I mean there seems to be no situation where this gun feels out of its depth.  Sure, it might take you a while to get anywhere, but when you get there this thing just cuts through people like the proverbial warm knife through butter.  It's got a pretty high fire rate, decent damage and great range, plus being an LMG you can just keep hosing bullets in the enemy direction without having to worring about getting caught reloading before you take em all out.  The only minor gripe would be the irons which are not great for precision shots, so I would definitely recommend either a red dot or a thermal.  Couple those with any other attachment and you have a weapon that will do serious work for you.  If you've not already tried this bad boy out then pick it up.  You will not be disappointed.

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    No reason to use a PKP or MG36 when you have the L86. With thermal plus rapid fire it is a death beam.

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    Alright so far I have the MK46 Gold, as well as the PKP Gold.

    The L86 is the next gun I'm getting Gold.

    I LOVE LMG's!!!

    Now the MK46 is great all around, and the PKP can get the job done as well.

    But slap an RDS on the L86, and go to town!

    The thing can cut these guys down with ease!

    I don't think it will take me long to get this gun golden either.

    The accuracy, even without Grip or Kick, is good enough that a simple burst fire can kill an enemy at distance.

    Close quarters, don't even think about it!

    The only gun I'm consistently beaten with is the SMGs.

    At close quarters, that makes sense.

    But everything else can be owned, as long as you use your class right.

    Currently, I'm running the L86 with Speed and an RDS.

    OWNAGE!

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    LMG's are just beastly in general...my favourite is the MG36 suppressor + grip. EASY airstrike->reaper->AC-130 and I'm not even that great at the game. The LSW is a solid choice though. Only LMG that statistically should be poor is the PKP, but for some reason it holds its own.

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      Noob_Lyncher

      I can't use the MG36 anymore. I used to beast with it, but it seems like even with Grip and Kick, it has more recoil than it used to.

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      WKMMS

      I found that that PKP was the one that I only had middling success with.  The MG36 has decent enough irons that there's no great need for putting an optical attachment on so either grip and suppressor or ex mags was my choice there.  Seemed to work out best for me getting right up into peoples faces with it like it was a big heavy SMG with a whopping mag. 

       

      Their savagery is undeniable... 4 of my top 5 KD guns are LMGs now.  I'm really surprised more people haven't caught on to how powerful a class of gun they are.

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        People don't like LMGs for one because of the slower movement, but especially because of the slow drop and raise time...throwing grenades with an LMG is near impossible- you're out of combat for ~2 whole seconds. Also, it takes longer to get your weapon ready after sprinting than most weapons.

         

        Obviously this has to be dealt with by carefully choosing equipment; I like the claymore plus portable radar, and by adapting your playstyle to be much more defensive.

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          WKMMS

          I always run Stalker and Quickdraw to combat those 2 downsides and found specialist a great fit because I was getting some nice streaks together.  Having all the perks and that gun really gives you that "super soldier" feel.  Agree that a more deliberate or defnisive playstyle is definitely beneficial

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            I always use Stalker and Hardline. Stalker is such a good perk for LMG's; it allows you actually to go mobile without being at a huge disadvantage. Like I said, I don't use equipment in combat. I set down claymores and throw my portable radar. Quickdraw definitely works though.

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    I really like the iron sights on the MK46. To me the MK46 has the best sights and frankly is just a sweet looking weapon. It is the only one I use simply for that reason. I am up for new and better things so L86 and cover me I'm going in!!! LOL!!!

     

    Nice post.

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    Bettis123

    Yea, i seemed to do decent with it as well, but, i believe it is the hit-spread and bad accuracy that makes the gun so great. It makes up for the lag compensation, so eventually, you will hit your stick of a target lol.

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    banned-again

    i love the l86 with red dot and impact i play alot of team defender and its great for wasting teams hiding in buildings thinking they are safe

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      RDS is a BIT of a wasted attachment in my opinion, you should try extended mags so you can spray through walls even more.

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        WKMMS

        Yeah, I know.  I always try to avoid optical attachments, but I just couldn't get comfortable with the irons on it, particularly when going for long range shots.. I tend to run attachments so I can always put ex mags on too if I want, and I've no problems with the recoil even without the grip.  Usually I'll have unlocked specialist bonus before I run out of ammo so I get scavenger and the extra mags at that point.  It's a trade off I'm happy with. 

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    Ungrateful_Dead

    I now have all the LMGs maxxed out at gold, but the L86 LSW was the first, and I believe the best of them.  It is the one "go-to" gun that is always in my 10 load-outs.  My ususal loadout is:

     

    Attachments: Thermal with Silencer

     

    Core: Blindeye Pro/Hardline Pro /Stalker Pro w/Specialist - I don't use Stingers anymore, Pavelows and Osprey Gunners are toast with this set-up.

     

    Barebones and/or Domination: Recon Pro/Quick Draw Pro Stalker Pro or Marksmen Pro

     

    When I started to use the LMGs I set up some classes in a private match for every gun.  I compared their groupings with different attachments and proficiencies.  While the MK46 was close, the consistently most accurate (smallest groups) was the L86.  I think the approximately 5 second reload advantage of the drum mag over the box tips the decision to the LSW.

     

    It may be a little more accurate with the grip than silencer, but it is a very small ammount.  When you are taking out snipers accross the map, staying off the HUD makes the silencer a better choice.  This is one weapon that always works. 

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    with thermal and silencer its my favourite weapon - run blind ets pro / quickdraw and stalker and either pred / heli/ reaper or specialist if uav spamming going on and have assasain first up - have over 10000 kills with htis beast.