Modern Warfare 3: Best LMG [Top 6]

I have played for 60+ hours and decided the best LMG according to my experience

In the intense world of Modern Warfare 3, where firepower often makes all the difference, there’s a range of formidable weapons such as Pistols, SMGs, and Assault rifles at your disposal. If you are a fan of sustained firepower and prefer weapons with hefty magazine sizes, then choosing the best LMG in Modern Warfare 3 is a must.

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Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 10 LMGs in Modern Warfare 3.
  • I have chosen 6 of the best LMGs along with their best build based on their performance and my experience.
  • The best LMG in Modern Warfare 3 is Pulemyot 762.
  • Pulemyot 762 is a complete package; it provides good firepower, low recoil, and excellent range.
  • The only disadvantage of using Pulemyot 762 is its low mobility, but that can be improved by using the right attachments.
  • The other LMGs I prefer are DG-58 LSW and Holger 26; they are good in mobility and handling, making them suitable for mid to long-range fights.
  • The disadvantage of these two is the recoil control, which can be improved if you use the right attachments.

6. RPK

RPK [Image By me]
I think RPK might be underrated in Modern Warfare 3 because of its handling and low mobility. But I used it as a powerhouse; it offers a lot of damage, and once you can manage its recoil with the best loadout in MW3, the gun is a beast.

Following is the best loadout for RPK :

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85 
  • Stock: FT TAC-Elite Stock
  • Barrel: TAC 597 Barrel
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

Following is the best class setup for RPK :

  • Vest: Infantry Vest (For More On Vests, Read Our Best Vests guide)
  • Lethal: Thermobaric Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Field Equipment: Munitions Box
  • Boots: Stalker Boots
  • Gear: EOD Padding

5. Sakin MG38

Sakin MG38 [Image By Me]
This weapon has a whooping 100 rounds, uses 7.62 ammo to burn its enemies, and can be considered one of the best LMGs in Modern Warfare 3. For me, the gun is a perfect build for medium-range battles due to its low recoil and fire rate. 

Following is the best loadout for Sakin MG38 :

  • Laser: SchlagerPEQ Box IV
  • Stock: Sakin Riptide Stock
  • Barrel: Bruen Silver Series 
  • Underbarrel: Sakin Side Grip
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap

Following is the best class setup for Sakin MG38 :

  • Vest: Overkill
  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Gloves: Marksman
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System
  • Boots: Stalker
  • Gear: EOD padding

4. Bruen MK9

Bruen MK9 [Image By ME]
I am a fan of large magazines and fire rates; hence, Bruen MK9 serves the same purpose. The gun comes with 5.56 ammo and 100 rounds, providing great fire rate and accuracy. Just like the Sakin MG38, it would be a monster in medium-range but with better accuracy and handling.

Following is the best loadout for Bruen MK9:

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor 
  • Stock: Lane-56 Stock
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO High Grain Rounds
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Optic: Slimline Pro

Following is the best class setup for Bruen MK9 :

  • Vest: Gunner
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System
  • Boots: Tactical Pads
  • Gear: Mag Holster

3. DG-58 LSW

DG-58 LSW [Image by ME]
The DG-58 LSW LMG is one of my favorite weapons in Modern Warfare 3. It is a multi-package as it gives the feeling of an assault rifle with an amazing fire rate and so much mobility that you can quickly move around your enemies. 

Following is the best loadout for DG-58 LSW:

  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Stock: Recoil Reduction Buttplate
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple  
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V Laser
  • Optic: Slate Reflector

Following is the best class setup for DG-58 LSW :

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Gloves: Commando
  • Field Equipment: Munitions Box
  • Boots: Stalker
  • Gear: Threat Identification System

2. Holger 26

Holger 26 [Image By ME]
The weapon uses 5.56 ammunition and offers 60 rounds with perfect damage and fire rate in the paced game of Modern Warfare 3. Just like DG-58 LSW, it provides good mobility and handling, increasing your movement during battles.   

Following is the best loadout for Holger 26:

  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Chewk Angled Grip
  • Barrel: Holger Factory Barrel 
  • Stock: RB Addle Assault Stock
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

Following is the best class setup for Holger 26:

  • Vest: Infantry
  • Handgun: WSP Swarm
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Gloves: Tac Mask
  • Field Equipment: Trophy System
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers 
  • Gear: Bone Conduction Headset

1. Pulemyot 762

Pulemyot 762 [Image By ME]
The Pulemyot 762, despite being the first LMG player unlock, emerges as a complete package in Modern Warfare 3. Its damage and recoil allow you to use it in long-range battles and hit headshots perfectly if your aim is consistent.

Following is the best loadout for Pulemyot 762:

  • Muzzle: L4R Flash Hider 
  • Stock: FT Tac Elite
  • Barrel: Invoker Light Barrel 
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Pivot Vertical Grip
  • Optic: SZ mini

Following is the best class setup for Pulemyot 762:

  • Vest: Gunner Vest
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Field Equipment: Deployable Cover
  • Boots: Lightweight
  • Gear: EOD Padding

Best MW3 LMGs Comparison 

The table summarizes the best LMG:

Serial NOLMGRoundsReserveMax Level
1RPK757519
2Sakin MG3810010020
3Bruen MK910010020
4DG-58 LSW6012029
5Holger 266012020
6Pulemyot 76210010028

Best LMG-My Opinion

After playing for more than 60 hours, in my opinion, the Pulemyot 762 is the best LMG in Modern Warfare 3.

The Pulemyot 762 provides the best damage and recoil with great handling that makes it the best LMG in Modern Warfare 3. I like the handling and accuracy, as just a few shots can take down enemies in quick succession. But you can go for other options in LMG as well, such as the DG-58 LSW or the Holger 26.

This is all you need to know about the best LMG in Modern Warfare 3. I hope you can find the best LMG according to your playstyle after reading this guide; if you are still in it, you must read Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review by Huzaifah Durrani.

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Sameer is a Senior Writer & Editor for all sorts of guides on eXputer. He has dove deep into many gaming genres and ended up investing 8,000+ hours on COD titles, Pokemon games, Witcher 3, Minecraft, and Bloodborne. Sameer has a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Additionally, he has several years of writing experience and has worked for Mashable previously. Get familiar with Sameer's gaming library on his PSN and Steam profiles.

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