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Is the BR inferior to the DMR, if so, why?

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So i hear the DMR has a faster kill time and quicker fire rate and is useable up-close and at far range so in other words, why?

Why would anybody use the BR if the DMR seems better or is there a piece of information i am missing out on.

Another question which to be honest is a potential game breaker for me.
Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
From my personal research, they have the same kill time 50 frames, i may be wrong thought.
Sniper is 1 shot head, 2 shot body.

DMR is said to be effective at Medium-Long ranges, but there are some people who can accommodate for that. The BR is said to be effective at closer range. Hence the 3x zoom on DMR, 2x zoom on BR.
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Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
There are 3 snipers:
Human Sniper Rifle: 2 shots to body, 1 to head
Covenant Beam Rifle: 2 shots to body, 1 to head
Forerunner Binary Rifle: 1 shot to anywhere

The binary rifle, however, holds only two shots to a clip and 6 total. It also is difficult to hipfire/unzoom kill.
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So i hear the DMR has a faster kill time and quicker fire rate and is useable up-close and at far range so in other words, why?

Why would anybody use the BR if the DMR seems better or is there a piece of information i am missing out on.

Another question which to be honest is a potential game breaker for me.
Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
It's all preference based IMO. If you a really good player in general, you'll dominate regardless if you use BR/DMR. Carbine might be a different story but like many others, this is just a second hand observation (minus the elitism).

The Human Sniper and the Beam Rifle can only kill in one hit with a head shot. The Promethean Binary Rifle is the one that kills in a single shot anywhere on the body.

The Bi Ri however, can only hold two shots before reloading, players will know that you are aiming it down via laser sights, it's near impossible to no scope at range with it, and it's rare ordnance drop according to 343.
The BR has to have all 3 rounds of its burst hit the target for it to equal the damage dealt by 1 DMR shot. Just a piece of info to consider
Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
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Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
It kills in 1.66 secs, just as the BR. Is just preference.
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Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
It kills in 1.66 secs, just as the BR. Is just preference.
I didn't know that, but the DMR looks better for me than any other gun right now.
Cheers all, sounds like a few Reach guys are part of 343, please give us halo 1/2/3 fans some love.
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Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
It kills in 1.66 secs, just as the BR. Is just preference.
I didn't know that, but the DMR looks better for me than any other gun right now.
Exactly, is more of preference than killtime, each gun is perfectly balanced (IMO) . You just need to find the one that suits your playstyle.
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So i hear the DMR has a faster kill time and quicker fire rate and is useable up-close and at far range so in other words, why?

Why would anybody use the BR if the DMR seems better or is there a piece of information i am missing out on.

Another question which to be honest is a potential game breaker for me.
Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
It's all preference based IMO. If you a really good player in general, you'll dominate regardless if you use BR/DMR. Carbine might be a different story but like many others, this is just a second hand observation (minus the elitism).

^This.

I found I could be just as accurate with the DMR in close-medium range as I could with any other weapon. The fact that the bloom is hardly there (maybe I just didn't notice it), makes it extremely powerful compared to the BR which has spread AND recoil.

That being said, I got just as many kills with the BR at long range too. If you're a good player, you're a good player. And if you're not, you'll eventually get better with practice. All of these weapons have the potential to be deadly.

I conclude that it's not about the gun, but who uses it.
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So i hear the DMR has a faster kill time and quicker fire rate and is useable up-close and at far range so in other words, why?

Why would anybody use the BR if the DMR seems better or is there a piece of information i am missing out on.

Another question which to be honest is a potential game breaker for me.
Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
It's all preference based IMO. If you a really good player in general, you'll dominate regardless if you use BR/DMR. Carbine might be a different story but like many others, this is just a second hand observation (minus the elitism).

^This.

I found I could be just as accurate with the DMR in close-medium range as I could with any other weapon. The fact that the bloom is hardly there (maybe I just didn't notice it), makes it extremely powerful compared to the BR which has spread AND recoil.

That being said, I got just as many kills with the BR at long range too. If you're a good player, you're a good player. And if you're not, you'll eventually get better with practice. All of these weapons have the potential to be deadly.

I conclude that it's not about the gun, but who uses it.
Exactly, i for instance will be rocking in vallhala with my carbine For the simple fact that i love that gun.
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Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
It kills in 1.66 secs, just as the BR. Is just preference.
I didn't know that, but the DMR looks better for me than any other gun right now.
The Light Rifle has the fastest kill time of the Precision weapons. Being only 1.2 seconds or so. But that's only while it's scoped.
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Because this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KHuTZPWqI&feature=player_detailpage#t=41s If a slightly skilled player has a DMR and you have a assault rifle/br you're probably going down.
It kills in 1.66 secs, just as the BR. Is just preference.
I didn't know that, but the DMR looks better for me than any other gun right now.
The Light Rifle has the fastest kill time of the Precision weapons. Being only 1.2 seconds or so. But that's only while it's scoped.
1.3* :D
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Is the sniper a 1 shot head 2 shot body weapon OR is it a 1 shot anywhere weapon?
There are 3 snipers:
Human Sniper Rifle: 2 shots to body, 1 to head
Covenant Beam Rifle: 2 shots to body, 1 to head
Forerunner Binary Rifle: 1 shot to anywhere

The binary rifle, however, holds only two shots to a clip and 6 total. It also is difficult to hipfire/unzoom kill.
dont forget that the binary rifle also has a lazer that tells everyone where you are and what your looking at when your scoped in