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Here is a light analysis of each BO weapon. Enjoy.

Note this is semi-based on personal opinion. However, I have a lot of experience with pretty much every weapon, so you might come off better with these analyses ;)

Assault RiflesEdit

M16Edit

Damage - 40-30

The M16 is pretty much exactly the same as its previous incarnations. It has low recoil, is powerful, and kills in 1 burst for quite a distance. Overall quite effective at long range, but very poor at close range. This gun is actually better than it seems. Use with a sight to further its effectiveness.

Rating - 7.5/10

EnfieldEdit

Damage - 35-25

A good starter gun. It has a bit of recoil, but it can be controlled. Great for medium range. Outclassed by other ARs unlocked at later ranks, though.

Rating - 7/10

M14Edit

Damage - 50-40

Killing at 2 shots up to medium range, the M14 is quite powerful. However, it has quite a bit of recoil and mandates a grip to be able to be used effectively at long range. Don't let it's 1.5 head multiplyer fool you - it makes no difference to a 1.4 multiplyer at all. Outclassed by the FAL unlocked later on.

Rating - 7/10

FamasEdit

Damage - 35-25

Definitely one of the most used guns in MP, the Famas boasts a high rof and decent accuracy. This makes the Famas devastating at close-mid range. Definitely worth buying, and works fantastically with any attachment.

Rating - 10/10

GalilEdit

Damage - 40-30

This is one of the best weapons you can buy in this game. It has a 35-round magazine, very controllable recoil, a decent rof and high damage. The Galil obliterates anything at medium range. Buy this gun as soon as you can. Works well with any attachment, but dual mags and extended mags work better than other attachments.

If you haven't used this with extended magazines, I pity you.

This is my personal favourite.

Rating - 10/10

AUGEdit

Damage - 35-25

Effectively a clone of the Famas with slightly better sights. Looks weird with an underbarrel attachment. Go for this gun if you haven't bought the Famas.

Rating - 9.5/10

FALEdit

Damage - 50-40

Another semi-automatic rifle. The FAL kills very quickly at medium range, but performs better than the M14 at long range. Not worth buying if you've already bought the M14, however. If you haven't, go for it. The FAL in BO is better than the FAL in MW2, as it has much better sights, as well as higher damage.

Rating - 7/10

AK47Edit

Damage - 40-30

Like the Galil this is one of the best weapons one can buy in the game. It has very manageable recoil, high damage and a decent rof. The AK47 is highly useful at any range. The sights are a bit small, so a sight works very well. Definitely consider buying this.

Rating - 9.5/10

CommandoEdit

Damage - 40-30

The Commando is another high-damage AR, and probably is the best out of the 3 high-damaging ARs (AK47, Commando and Galil). It has lower recoil than them and has very usable sights. The use of a red dot is still recommended though, as the sights can be obstructive at longer ranges. One may still prefer to use the Galil as it has a larger magazine, however. The Commando fits any role. Buy this ASAP.

Rating - 9/10

G11Edit

Damage - 35-25

A weird gun overall. It is 3 round burst, and can only use 2 attachments, a swaying, clunky, low-power scope or a variable zoom scope. Out of those two the variable zoom is probably better, though no attachments at all is probably your best shot. It is useful at medium range due to its low recoil. Unlocked after buying all the other ARs.

Rating - 7/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite AR?
 
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14
 

The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 164 people voted.

Sub machine gunsEdit

MP5kEdit

Damage - 40-20

Just your average SMG. I really do not see anything special about this gun. It's about as average as you can get in this game. Average recoil, average damage, average rof, average magazine size. Not worth using once you unlock the AK74u. If you do want to continue using this to later ranks, using a sight is a good idea. It's better than the MW2 incarnation, but still does not have any remarkable features.

Rating - 6/10

SkorpionEdit

Damage 50-20

A clone of the CoD4 Skorpion. Don't let the 50 damage fool you, you'll be hitting 20 damage while every other SMG is still hitting max damage. Overall, stay away from this gun. It is not worth buying unless you plan on buying the Kiparis. Its only redeeming factor is yes, the 2-shot kill at point blank range and its low recoil, but it's not enough to put it on top of any other SMGs. This is one of the better dual-wielded SMGs, though.

Rating - 5/10

MAC11Edit

Damage - 30-20

Weird gun overall. It's quite pointless, its pretty much a Skorpion with lower damage and longer max damage range. I would stay away from this gun too, it has too many flaws (low ammo count in magazine, low damage, crappy sights) for it to be more useful than any other SMG.

Rating - 3.5/10

AK74uEdit

Damage - 40-20

I can bet that you will be killed by this more than anything else. The AK74u boasts high damage with very low recoil. It is further lessened with a grip. Its unique feature is that it can attach a grenade launcher. Sights are of limited use for the AK74u, its iron sights are very clear. Dual mags can be useful, as well as extended mags.

Rating - 8.5/10

UziEdit

Damage - 30-20

You'll probably never see this gun. It's hardly ever used, as it has very high recoil and is weak. A grip is needed to get anything useful out of this gun past CQB, and its iron sights are awful, easily the worst in the game. Stay away from this gun, but it is better than the MAC11.

Rating - 6/10

PM63Edit

Damage - 30-20

Another very rarely seen gun. It has a small magazine, and cannot accept any sights. It also has enough recoil to put it off at range - a grip is recommended to get it's limited shots onto target. It's probably best to leave this gun alone.

Rating - 6/10

MPLEdit

Damage - 30-20

Lower recoil than other 30-20 SMGs and clear iron sights. Also has a 32-round magazine. I would recommend buying this as it works better than other SMGs at medium range. Cannot accept extended mags though - for that reason a grip is definitely the best attachment for the MPL.

Rating - 7.5/10

SpectreEdit

Damage - 30-20

Possessing the second lowest recoil out of the SMGs, the Spectre is highly accurate. Combined with the 30 round magazine and you have one of the best SMGs there is to buy. A grip makes the Spectre even more deadly, and a silencer transforms the Spectre into one of the best stealth SMGs. Definitely recommended to buy this as soon as you can.

Rating - 9/10

KiparisEdit

Damage - 30-20

With the lowest recoil of the SMGs, this is probably the best for mid range. However, it has a small magazine, and a high rate of fire. Extended mags is definitely recommended. Unlocked after buying all the other SMGs.

Rating - 6.5/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite SMG?
 
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The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 150 people voted.

Light machine gunsEdit

HK21Edit

Damage - 40

The HK21 is very accurate and deals a lot of damage. It is easily one of the best guns in the game, and you don't even need to buy it! Recommended to use extended mags as it only has 30 rounds per magazine without it. A sight is not necessary - the HK21 has very clear, but bulky iron sights. Use this over the RPK.

Rating - 9/10

RPKEdit

Damage - 40

The RPK has higher recoil than the HK21, but has 10 more rounds in each magazine. However, the 10 rounds is not worth the extra recoil, and because of this the RPK falls short of the other LMGs. Usage of a sight is recommended. It can use dual mags - this is the only LMG that can, which somewhat boosts its effectiveness, but not by much.

Rating - 6.5/10

M60Edit

Damage - 50-40

The M60 is a powerhouse. It has manageable recoil, and a huge magazine compared to any other gun. With a grip this becomes one of the best guns in the game. Definitely consider buying this. You will hardly see anyone use this gun, which is strange, considering it's really good. The sights are a lot better than in CoD4 - they are no longer a worry.

Rating - 9.5/10

Stoner63Edit

Damage - 40

With SMG fire rate and LMG damage, this gun deals the most damage out of all the guns in the game. It will devastate everything at medium range, but it does this with some pretty heavy recoil. Overall it is worth buying all the LMGs to buy this. Extended mags is recommended, as the 30 round default magazine is quite small.

Rating - 9/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite LMG?
 
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The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 131 people voted.

Sniper riflesEdit

DragunovEdit

Damage - 70

A generic sniper rifle. Really nothing special about this gun, it has medium recoil, a decent magazine and kills in one shot from the chest up. As average as it gets when it comes to sniper rifles.

Rating - 7/10

WA2000Edit

Damage - 70

Lower recoil than the other sniper rifles at the expense of a smaller mag than the Dragunov. Consider buying this, as it is actually quite good, better than the MW2 version. It also looks quite cool. Kills in one hit from the chest up, same as the Dragunov.

Rating - 7/10

L96A1Edit

Damage - 70

Highest recoil, slowest fire rate, and smallest magazine. However, the L96 has the highest damage by far, it kills in one shot from the waist up, and on the upper arms too. Buy this if you want more power, but can deal with a slower fire rate and lower accuracy. This can be potentially very good in the right hands.

Rating - 7.5/10

PSG1Edit

Damage - 70

A very rarely seen gun. It has a 5-round magazine, slow reload, high recoil, but without an attachment it kills in one shot to the stomach, which is extremely useful. Definitely now a worthy sniper rifle with the newest patch.

Rating - 8/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite sniper rifle?
 
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18
 
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The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 127 people voted.

ShotgunsEdit

OlympiaEdit

Damage - 40-10 x8 (320 max down to 10 minimum)

Double barreled shotgun. This is actually majorly overlooked, the range of this is insane with steady aim. Actually consider trying this, but remember with steady aim, you can't use sleight of hand. Whether you think it is worth trading sleight of hand for steady aim is up to you.

Rating - 6/10

StakeoutEdit

Damage - 40-10 x8

Slow-firing. This isn't as bad as it looks. It has pretty good damage for a longer range than you might think. The grip increases the rate of fire. Definitely buy it.

Rating - 9/10

SPAS12Edit

Damage - 30-10 x8 (240 max down to 10 minimum)

Semi-auto with 8 shell magazine. With a suppressor, this is unstoppable in CQB. Highly recommended that one buys this as soon as they can, as it is definitely the best shotgun in the game for CQB encounters.

Rating - 8/10

HS10Edit

Damage - 30-10 x8

Strange-looking gun that isn't very good. Don't buy this unless you really want to. The SPAS12 is superior to this in every way. Dual wield isn't great, but it's better than nothing in very close quarters engagements. Makes a cool sound.

Rating - 5/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite shotgun?
 
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22
 
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The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 121 people voted.

PistolsEdit

ASPEdit

Damage - 40-20

The ASP is a very basic-looking pistol, but in fact it does the same damage as all the others. It has a very fast reload, it reloads in less than a second, and with sleight of hand, pretty much instantly, and has very low recoil. The only problem is that it can only have one attachment, dual wield. Don't neglect this pistol, as it can be very handy.

Rating - 7/10

M1911Edit

Damage - 40-20

Average pistol. Made better with extended mags, but look for other pistols over this. The upgraded iron sights are very useful for this gun, as its default ones suck in the dark.

Rating - 6.5/10

MakarovEdit

Damage - 40-20

A good pistol. It has predictable recoil and good sights without the upgraded sights attachment. Works well with extended mags, and it had the best upgraded iron sights out of all the pistols.

Rating - 8/10

PythonEdit

Damage - 50-30

This pistol is very powerful when used with dual wield. It has high recoil, though. Don't use the snub nose attachment, as it takes another bullet to kill at close range. The ACOG may look tempting but it's really bad. The gun has too much recoil to be used in the ACOG's effective range.

Rating - 7/10

CZ75Edit

Damage - 40-30 (30-20 with full-auto)

The CZ75 has a higher capacity than the other pistols. This makes it better than the others when extended mags is not being used. Do not ever use the full-auto attachment, it's as pointless as it gets in this game. Unlocked when all other pistols are bought.

Rating - 7.5/10

PollEdit

What is your favorite pistol?
 
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The poll was created at 02:35 on November 21, 2010, and so far 139 people voted.

Launchers/SpecialEdit

M72 LAWEdit

Average rocket launcher. 1 shot, 2 with Scavenger Pro. Can lock on or free-fire, works well at both.

Rating - 7/10

RPGEdit

Anti-personnel rocket launcher with two shots. Exact same damage as the M72 LAW.

Rating - 7/10

Strela-3Edit

Anti-air rocket launcher, very easy to use. Two shots, 3 with Scavenger Pro, means it's easy to take down aircraft.

Rating - 8/10

China LakeEdit

Grenade launcher with 2 shots, or 4 with Scavenger Pro. Works just like the regular grenade launcher, so it's very effective. Definitely worth buying.

Rating - 9.5/10

Ballistic KnifeEdit

Good fun, but not a good weapon.

Rating - 5/10

CrossbowEdit

Powerful, but a small blast radius. The China Lake is better than this.

Rating - 6.5/10

PollEdit

What is your favourite launcher/special?
 
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The poll was created at 16:10 on February 13, 2011, and so far 25 people voted.

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