Best FR 5.56 loadout in MW3
The best FR 5.56 loadout in MW3
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Best FR 5.56 loadout in MW3

Burst your enemies away

There are two burst-fire assault rifles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and the FR 5.56 is one of them. While many players might prefer the other option, the DG-58, the FR 5.56 still has a great loadout for MW3 multiplayer.

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Compared to the DG-58, the FR 5.56 is slightly lacking in the fire rate and damage range department. You won’t get to one-burst many enemies with the FR 5.56 and you’ll find it takes much longer to shoot in between bursts. However, with the right set of attachments, the FR 5.56 can be just as lethal as any other rifle in its class.

To see the best loadout for the FR 5.56 in MW3, check out the guide below.

Best FR 5.56 loadout in MW3

  • Muzzle: T51R Billeted Brake
  • Optic: MK. 3 Reflector
  • Comb: FR Anchor
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO High Grain
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This loadout is all about increasing the FR 5.56’s damage range and accuracy. These are the two stats you need to increase if you want to compete against other assault rifles, especially at longer ranges. The T51R Billeted Brake and the XTEN Phantom-5 Handstop help greatly with recoil control while the FR Anchor stock provides a huge boost to flinch resistance.

Rounding out the loadout is the MK. 3 Reflector optic and the 5.56 NATO High Grain ammunition, which improves damage range and bullet velocity.

Best Class Setup for the FR 5.56 in MW3

Next, I have listed the best perks, equipment, and Field Upgrade to use alongside this FR 5.56 loadout.

  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers
  • Gear: Tac Mask/EOD Padding/Ghost T/V Camo


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

Field Upgrade

  • Trophy System

Related: The best MCW loadout in MW3

And that wraps up my best overall loadout for the FR 5.56 in MW3. It might not be the top AR in multiplayer, but it can certainly be a solid weapon to use for any occasion.

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