since the new patch launched the only thing ive seen anyone using on the A3 is the flash suppressor and underbarrel.

to me this does not seem like the best options for the A3 though.

i personally use the foregrip and heavy barrel.

now hear me out and lets go over the math

the M16A3 has a base stats of this

initial recoil of x2.5

horizontal recoil of .25

left of .1

and right of .3

it has a ADS spread of

standing

.2

running

1.

hip spread max of

standing 2.5

running 3

now underbarrel clearly adds no modifiers.

flash suppressor adds

.8 horizontal recoil

1.2 hip recoil

this gives you a vertical recoil of

.2

and a hip recoil now of

3(s) and 3.6(r)

now here is the thing, to me thats not to great. to me the mods of FG and HB are far greater so lets look at those

FG gives you

horizontal recoil of .67

ADS of 1.5

HB gives you

vertical recoil of 1.15

ADS spread of .25

hip of 1.2

combined you get

horizontal recoil mod of .67

ADS spread mod of .375

hip spread mod of 1.2

so here is what stats look like afterwards of both setups

FS+underbarrel

initial recoil of x2.5

horizontal recoil of .2

left of .1

and right of .3

ADS

.2(s)

1.(r)

HIP

3.(s)

3.6(r)

HB+FG

initial recoil of x2.5

horizontal recoil of .288

left of .067

and right of .201

ADS

.075(s)

.375(r)

HIP

3.(s)

3.6(r)

so using the HB+FG you get

the same vertical recoil of the M16A4 unmodified, you get lower horizontal recoil, you get lower ADS spread, and slightly higher hip spread(same as FS)

using FS+underbarrel you get

.2 vertical recoil, horizontal recoil stays the same, ADS spread stays the same, and slightly higher hip spread(same as HB)

so IMO the A4 type recoil is worth it with all the other added benefits if you ask me.

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