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M16A2

The M16A2 is a moderately powerful assault rifle which can be found in all military loot spawns. It can kill a zombie with two shots to the body. A version with an attached grenade launcher, the M16A2 M203, is also available.

Compared to it's equivalent in availability, the AK-74, the main advantages are the slim aiming post which allows a clear view of the target and the ability to use subsonic rounds. The ammunition, 30Rnd. STANAG SD and 30Rnd. STANAG, is comparatively more common, because the standard magazine spawns with the same chance as the 30Rnd. AK, plus a more uncommon SD mag.

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By -YLH-Tlomz on 2013/09/05 at 1:17am

It is one of the more reliable guns in the game. If you are in a combat situation with a target that knows you are there, slap on burst firing mode and you will be extremely accurate with little recoil.

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By Maxthe222 on 2013/05/30 at 11:08pm

I generally love all the M16s, but it's just such an easy gun to use. The M16A2 in this game is like what hobo said, generally the most well rounded gun. fantastic accuracy, ammo is common, and the three round really makes a huge difference for PVP situations. Spray generally decreases your accuracy, and there is also recoil. Three round is on the spot dead. 2 shots from a three round is more than enough to kill a bandit, and it only uses 6 out of a 30 round magazine. you can still off another five people with body shots from this gun with one clip, and the ammo is bloody common, so the gun is a 10/10 assault rifle, and it would be my favourite, but it's bigger brother has that delicious M203.

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By hobo on 2012/12/02 at 11:49am

from all my experience in day z, this is the most well rounded gun out there. One burst fire and you will drop a bandit. because the iron sights are so thin, id say its alot more accurate then the cco's/scoped m4's. While an m4 cco or an m4a1 may be better in close quarters, this gun still does the job and has a more effective range. as been mentioned stanags are so common you dont have to worry about ammo. the argument for the cco's is that theres a more clear field of view, but if you know where your target is you dont need that much of a field of view. Id trust this gun in any situation, long range, short range, urban, forest, plains. Its only downside is its not to effective at disabling vehicles, you will want a full auto or higher dmg gun for that

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By Peppermantwist on 2012/10/18 at 4:41pm

It is my all time favorite! every member of my 3 man team uses it 1. makes it easier to carry ammo 2. It makes our fire power pretty effective, I currently have the M16A4 my two buddies use M16A2s we survived with them over 130 days now and have pretty high body counts. I personally would prefer this rifle over everything else because of it's accuracy and good rate of fire. So if you are searching for a great all-around work horse this should be your choice

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By Complex on 2012/07/31 at 6:56am

Friend found this in a Deer Stand and let me get it (had no primary G17 FTW!!!), and even if you hate the delay between the burst you cant argue with the less-than-an-inch-spread-at-400m accuracy. That will kill ZedHeads and Survivors in one burst.

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By Vanlock on 2012/07/09 at 3:54am

Shots to Kill body: 2 / head: 1 Effective Range 300m Rate of Fire : High /-/ Recoil : Low/Moderate /-/ Noise : Moderate

Edited by Vanlock on 2012/07/09
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By Thaua on 2012/07/23 at 10:36am

I, know, I've written that, but STANAG mags are actually harder to come by for me, but that they are just as common is stated in the map. 3 STANAG vs 7 AK found so far on current life.

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By SatiX on 2012/07/11 at 8:26am

3555 dmg/per hit

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By Delonge on 2012/07/09 at 9:43pm

The accuracy of this gun is so defying. You aim too far up it goes down, vice versa.

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