Hey there Ghosts!
Today, we’re reviewing the G36C Scout DMR; as an AR to DMR conversion, the G36C Scout is a rather unique DMR in that you get a number of the advantages of an AR, while being able to kit it out like a DMR. How does it stack up? If you don’t feel like watching the video, just read on below for the info.
G36C Scout Bullet Drop
The bullet drop of the G36C Scout DMR isn’t great; it’s decent enough to be usable, however, and with proper ranging, can be used at 400m reasonably (500 if you roll it with a range boost); see the chart below to see how it stacks up to the rest.
G36C Scout Sound Detection Range
One of the benefits of this AR to DMR conversion is that its detection range is within line of other ARs; you’ll need to be within 149m to be heard unsuppressed, and 16m suppressed. That makes it incredibly versatile if you’re sniping from a position near enemies, or even taking shots at the 150m mark unsuppressed. This is exceptionally useful if you’re clearing out a large base, and want to creep a little closer to shoot enemies over at the other side without using a suppressor.
G36C Scout Damage
Damage is the biggest failing of the G36C Scout; It takes 134 shots (originally thought to be 137, FYI) to destroy a Landscape Mk. II. That’s a LOT of shots. That means that any anti-personnel shots should be aimed for the head, otherwise you’ll just be pissing away your ammo with body shots. Not great. Not great at all.
G36C Scout Overall Thoughts
AR to DMR conversion rifles are an interesting concept; the biggest failing will always be damage, but it all depends on how you want to use it. If you want to be able to get a lot of rounds down range with less recoil than a traditional DMR, then this is your rifle. Just know that you’ll need those extra rounds when things hit the fan. The ability to at least get 30 rounds out before a reload is a positive, but you’ll need even less rounds if you’re using the MK14 or the G28. Ultimately, if using an AR like a DMR fits your playstyle, go for it. Just don’t expect to be the end-all-be-all for sniping!