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"417D is a battle rifle designed and manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch. It is a gas-operated, selective fire rifle with a rotating bolt and is essentially an enlarged HK416 assault rifle. Chambered for the full power 7.62x51mm NATO round, instead of a less powerfull intermeditate cartridge, the HK417 is intended for use as a designated marksman rifle."
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The H&K 417D is an excellent battle rifle, having great accuracy and extremely good damage for its classification as an assault rifle. In compensation for high damage and accuracy, the 417D also has high recoil, low rate of fire, and low mobility. The 417D is meant to be used for medium to long range due to its impressive range comparable to some sniper rifles. As such, firing this gun in semi-auto mode with a scope can indeed be used as a DMR. However, the H&K 417D can be reloaded much quicker than most high caliber rifle, which when complemented with its fully automatic capability will allow the users to be highly effective even in close range.
For its low tier requirement and relatively cheap price tag (more so during discounts), the H&K 417D delivers uncompromising performance and can go toe-to-toe against all higher-tiered weapons, CR and GP alike.
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The W-Task of the H&K 417D is 250 longshots. Finishing it will give 417D an ACOG optic and is renamed into 417 D ACOG, which provides better accuracy and reduced recoil as a trade for lower mobility. Completing the W-Task also unlocks customization for the H&K 417D. See H&K 417D/Customization for more information.
- This is a good weapon for its tier, it can also compete against higher tier weapons like KelTec RFB and SCAR-H.
- Avoid close range encounters, 417D is not good as SMGs and shotguns in such situations. It is still useful offensively if in the hands of a skilled player however.
- Its range is higher than most of assault rifles and battle rifles, allowing players to easily snipe on most maps.
- Its sound is quite loud so you might want to switch to any silenced pistol if an enemy is close to you.