Originally, the plan of 343 was to have weapon tiers. The pistol was the starting weapon and the dmr, br and carbine were upgrades to the pistol. Yet the pistol still had an excellent ability to kill a player with the upgraded tiers.
Now I agree with 343 that some tuning was needed. The carbine is now perfect. And the dmr is perfect as well. But the BR is absolutely not worth dropping the magnum.
343, I think you should remove the recoil BR, bring back the spread BR, tighten the bullet spread (especially unscoped), and increase the unscoped red reticule range to match the pistol.
MAKE THE BR GREAT AGAIN!!!