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Originally posted by Oblivions void
The rate of fire comes in for suppressive fire. Accuracy is the best of both worlds but you do need suppressive fire in any significant situations. The enemy can't fully concentrate and work at 100% efficiency/capabilities if they are trying not to get shot from a barrage of bullets. That's what good about the upcoming 6.8 and 6.5 it's the best of both worlds, greater stopping power and range for 1-2 shot kills and enough ammo (28 rounds in standard 5.56 mags) and similar if not the same fire rate.
You pop off 3 to 7 or 8 rounds to get their attention and freak them out a bit then go in and out of precision shooting and suppressive fire or mix them when in a squad, your best marksmen pick ‘em off and the rest of the squads keeps them occupied and too busy to take any real shots at you.