Kastov 545 Ranked Play
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Best Kastov 545 Loadout in COD MW2 Ranked Play

This AR is quickly gaining attention.

It’s no secret that some players have been picking up the Kastov 762 as a variation to the TAQ-56, and there is another AK-based weapon that is starting to make an appearance. Players have been utilizing the Kastov 545 in small batches within Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play, and there are some merits to the weapon.

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In many cases, the Kastov 762 simply has too much recoil and a fire rate that is too slow to warrant a change over the TAQ-56. The 545 sits somewhere in the middle of those two assault rifles. Overall, the TTK is weaker, but we can use the proper attachments to ensure the 545 works well in MW2 Ranked Play.

COD MW2 Ranked Play – Best Kastov 545 Loadout

We want this build to be similar to the TAQ when we’re looking at attachment slots. The main difference will be a lack of barrel due to the options being lackluster. Instead, we use a muzzle and the rest of the pieces are standard across the assault rifle class in ranked.

Kastov 545 Ranked Play Loadout:

  • Muzzle: RF Crown 50
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Stock: Markeev R7 Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity

Because this is a fairly standard build, we want to start with the control aspects of the weapon. Despite being a lower caliber than the 762, there is still some kick to worry about, and you’ll want to tune the kick control on these pieces. Add both the RF Crown 50 muzzle and the Edge-47 Grip underbarrel to make the most of control.

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Next, we want to ensure that the Kastov 545 remains snappy in MW2 Ranked Play. The best pieces for handling are the Markeev R7 Stock and the True-Tac Grip rear grip. There are a couple of faster options, but we want the best mix of handling and accuracy.

The last attachment is the 5.45 High Velocity ammunition. Nearly every assault rifle build in COD MW2 Ranked Play will have high velocity rounds. Without them, you’ll feel just how many gunfights you lose to weapons with faster bullets.

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