I have not been a fan of Bal27 ever since I started playing AW. But Bal is such a common assault rifile that you see it used by almost everyone in the early beginning.
I think the reason is simple. We simply have no choice. Bal27, ARX160 and HBR are all in the same class and yet they all have their own nuances.
Bal is a shortform for Balanced and it sounds just so boring.
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