Best Battlefield 3 Primary Weapons

What's BF3 without a stick in your hand to fight with? This list will help with the survivability on the field with primary weapons.
The Top Ten
1 M16A3

Just because it's a default weapon doesn't mean it can't take the top spot, and it did. The stats are perfectly laid out. There is nothing bad I can say about this gun. The recoil itself is good and gives fewer problems with a foregrip.

Many prefer the scoped sights for this weapon, but I prefer the good old iron sights, and a laser sight under attachment would be great too.

What can I say about this gun? I was playing on Noshar Canal with Unlimited Ticket. First of all, I unlocked this gun and in the same round, I got 235 kills because I had to unlock Cobra (RDS). This gun is just awesome.

2 AEK-971

Its high rate of fire is what keeps it from first place. Everything about this gun is excellent, from its range to its damage to its magazine size. A high rate of fire drains the weapon's supply faster, so if you can fire controlled bursts, or if you're like me, use semi-auto fire at harder targets.

3 AUG-A3
4 F2000

Getting killed by this weapon gets annoying after a while, doesn't it? Now this is a great rifle for fast firing and damage, truly proving itself genuine over and over again. For attachments, be sure to add a good sight and use a stabilizer if you can.

5 M416

Much talk says this gun is the new best weapon on the block and, to be honest, it is CLOSE but no cigar. Though it shares the exact same stats as the M16A3, it actually has slightly less damage, which can hurt it later on in larger engagements. But don't get me wrong, it's an awesome Assault Rifle.

Works great if you are an offensive player. I personally use an M26 DART on it, good for quick kills.

This was the new best after the M16A3 nerf.

6 ACB-90
7 G3A3

It's great for any range-finding situation, from short to long to medium. To me, it's basically an automatic sniper rifle, and it fits great with an ACOG on it as well. This weapon is the last gun you can unlock in CO-OP mode, and it's worth all the points to use it.

Auto sniper rifle, very versatile.

8 UMP-45

This is the best SMG, without a doubt. Though the M5K and the PP-2000 were close behind, they still lacked in the fact that the firing rate for this weapon is the best. Close-quarters fighting is also a strength for this weapon, and it is an absolute beast at medium range.

9 L96

A weapon makes its return from BF2, and I still love it. For a bolt-action rifle, it literally has very few disadvantages and still kills professionally. A small side note to those out there, don't mistake this for the LV sniper because it actually isn't.

10 AN-94
The Contenders
11 M98B
12 M240B

From my experience with weapons on the battlefield, I must say that this stands out above all other LMGs of its class. It beats the M240 recoil-wise and it has a great deal of damage as well. Still, I recommend you use a bipod on it to maintain its stability and accuracy. Plus, add on your favorite sight.

13 USAS-12

This is shotgun heaven. Fully automatic. No need for special ammo.

14 M40A5
15 M1911 S-TAC
16 M4A1

This is clearly the best gun in the game. How is it not higher?

17 L85A2

This is the best. Obviously, why can't you see that?

18 MP7
19 ACW-R
20 AK5C
21 AKS-74U
22 Scar-H
23 KH2002

Almost no recoil at all. With a heavy barrel, it will destroy enemy snipers easily. It has almost no bullet drop either. The fire rate is good. It's the best weapon for mid to long-range in my opinion.

24 P90
25 PP-2000
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