The CME is the long range AR variant, equivalent to the SABR and Reaper DMR. However it's different from these two as it doesn't offer any significant difference in handling; it is a Pulsar VS1 that shoots slower (650 RPM vs 700 RPM). Despite this, I've felt an increase in killing power at medium to long ranges with the CME compared to the VS1. Both weapons have had no attachments on them and were used in similar ranges. I did some wall testing to better understand the recoil patterns of the two, but there was little observable difference. Maybe it has less damage degradation, or maybe the faster bullet velocity is actually effective in increasing overall damage, I don't know why, but the CME seems to kill faster than anything else I've used despite doing a very normal 14.3 damage. This feeling that the CME is superior at longer ranges pushed me towards buying the Centauri/CME combination instead of being a miser and using only the VS1. With the Centauri able to equip the advanced laser sight and the CME able to equip the advanced foregrip, all fighting ranges will be covered very well (the Centauri is the best VS gun when used within its limits). I encourage anyone looking at the CME to use it in actual combat, especially if you actually own it. I look forward to hearing your experiences with this weapon, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. Perhaps someone can explain why it feels so good.