Extensive testing to find the true range of the M14 EBR Rifle, done on all classes, notably Rifleman with full defense skills. Note: Scoping in or out makes no difference in the range/damage of any shots on any armor. Since no map has combat distance of over 50 meters, 50 meters was the maximum range tested.
Thanks to iAndster and Pulse|KM| for spending some cash to test this with me, if any of you kind forumers have some spare gcoin epins, send some their way because they're both broke as ****.
ALL TESTS PERFORMED WITH THE LONG RANGE BARREL. If you're not using it you're doing it wrong.
What we can conclude from these tests: The best kind of armor to protect from Large Caliber weapons -- such as sniper rifles, M14s, and SA58 Paras -- is armor that absorbs Large Caliber damage. This includes Large Caliber Armor [euro] and EA08 [available from capsules only], as well as Large Caliber Helmet [euro] and EH08 [euro].
-Against the M14, AA07 was nearly useless, only subtracting 2 meters from the 3-hit distance.
-The M14 1 hit headshots Rifle with standard helmet at the nearly the same distance it does snipers - 48m for rifle with standard helm, 49m for sniper.
-The M14 3 hits Snipers at a maximum range of 42 meters but pointmen at a maximum range of 33m.
-Arm shots do more damage than leg shots, with leg shots tanking 5+ past 20m.
-Interesting note: The SA58 para, unless modded with damage barrel has trouble 1hitting on EH08 helmets, the m14 does not despite 6 less stat damage. STATS LIE!
Here are two quick summaries of the tests showing the maximum 3 hit range of the M14 EBR on riflemen with various armors, and the maximum 1 hit headshot range on riflemen with various helmets.
3 Hit Chest Shots Max Range(Rifle)
Armor --------------- Effectiveness
EA08 --- ----------3 hit at 26m
Large Caliber Armor --3 hit at 28m
AA07 ------------3 hit at 30m
Supply Armor ------ 3 hit at 32m
1 Hit Headshots Max Range (Rifle)
EH08 -----------------1 hit at 22m
Large Caliber Helm ----1 hit at 28m
Anti-Charge/AH08 ----around 45m
Standard (default)-----1 hit at 48m
POINT MAN AND SNIPER (note: tested with Supply Armor)
Point: 3 shots from 0-33 meters
Point: 4 shots from 34-50 meters
Sniper: 3 shots from 0-42 meters
Sniper: 4 shots from 43-50 meters
Point: 1 shot from 0-48 meters
Sniper: 1 shot from 0-49 meters (tested multiple times, same result)
Rifleman: Supply Armor
Chest shots to kill: 3 from 0-32 meters
Chest shots to kill: 4 from 33-50 meters
Rifleman: AA07 Armor
Chest shots to kill: 3 from 0-30 meters
Chest shots to kill: 4 from 31-50 meters
Rifleman: Large Caliber Armor
Chest shots to kill: 3 from 0-29 meters
Chest shots to kill: 4 from 29-50 meters
Rifleman: EA08 (capsule-only, timed)
Chest shots to kill: 3 from 0-26m, 4 at around 37m, 5 at 50m
Rifleman: Standard Helmet
Headshots to kill: 1 from 0-48 meters
Rifleman: Large Caliber Helmet
Headshots: 1 from 0-28 meters
Headshots: 2 from 29-50 meters (A headshot at 50 meters will leave you at around 15-20 HP)
Leg shots: 3 at 5 meters, 5 at 20 meters
Arm shots: 3 from 0-10 meters, 4 at 11+ meters, 5 at 50 meters
If you made it this far, I hope you learned something from this. Thanks to iAndster and Pulse|KM| for being testers with me and wasting their last 5k for me. Love you guyyyssss!
Also if anyone wants to link this as an addon to mod guides/weapon compilation threads you're very welcome to do so, that's the whole point of this. Thanks very much!