So, I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks the m14a1 is a confused gun that just simply doesn't have a place. Lets be honest, it has ths damage of firearms like the g36c, the firerate comparable to the revolver, and the accuracy similar to a p90. But this begs the question, where does it belong and what should it be?
Because we already have the FAL and the MSBS as semi-auto firearms it needs to fit somewhere while also not being too similar to these two.
My first idea for a semi-auto weapon, I believe it should be a low rpm firearm with a high damage per bullet something like 50 base damage. If this is done, the RPM would need to be dropped down to around 75-100 or so to make it like an unscoped rifle. This would also require making the m14a1 close to as accurate as the scout rifle and also increasing its headshot multiplier to 1 tap heads through armor.
My second idea is It could also be set in between MSBS and the FAL set the RPM around 350-450, make the base damage 28 or 29 and make the headshot multiplier around 2.3-2.5x making it so that headshots pay off, but to keep it from being a 1 tap machine like the MSBS. This would also require tightening up the spread to make it more effective at mid range.
Please let me know on which of these two reworks seems better for the m14a1 and, if you don't like my ideas, share your own. Thanks for taking the time to read this ^.^
Edit: The unique weapon for the m14a1 is the Camoldaci for those who may be confused.