Brute Plasma Rifle beats SMG now?

Is it me or does the brute plasma rifle beat the nerfed SMG in every way? And I mean that as both a gun and a melee tool. People use to say the B. Plasma Rifle had a bad TTK but now it feels like no one dies when you fire off a whole SMG magazine, I feel like such a storm trooper in ranked with an SMG hand, my pride is so hurt! ಥ⌣ಥ

You can post your weapons tuning feedback to the stickied post at the top of the forum, thanks!