I guess that the real question is what is it about HC that appeals to you and makes you want to use normal guns?
Of course you "tear it up," in HC, gun and recoil control is irrelevant, people who play HC could not effectively kill someone cross map in core because they have never had to fire long enough to experience recoil
Hardcore is more about reactions, accuracy, strategy, and awareness. If you get the first shot off you normally get the kill. I am not better at Core than I am at Hardcore. I just like core much more.
And in a game so filled with lag trying to get the first shot off is unreliable and people have figured that out. That is why there is so much more camping in HC than in core.
Before I say anything I would like it to be known that before MW3 I played HC extensively and loved it. Now the way this game is set up, HC is broken beyond belief, the only reason I am forcing myself to play this wretched gamemode to to complete challenges for the S12, M1216 and SVU because it is almost required. When I play it, I notice all this people with full auto guns trying as hard as hard as they can. My question to you is this, why do you feel the need to try so hard in a gamemode that is so irrelevant. I mean, there are only four gamemodes in HC and its not like anyone will be impressed if you do good in HC either.
you made me giggle when you said, "all these people with full auto guns"
You do realize that every SMG and AR class are or can be set up this way right? Please tell me why Core is more relevant than HC.
Why is trying hard a bad thing? Do you expect me and everyone else playing HC to just run up the middle, not shooting, and let you complete all your challenges? I don't understand kids who come to forums to complain about things like this. It makes no sense. Why do you care so much what other people enjoy playing? Why can't you find what you enjoy and play that?
So your saying it it not the slightest bit stupid for someone to be using a full auto M8A1 w/ target finder in a gamemode who's only point is to provide one hits?