Type into console hud_fastswitch 1. It makes it much more faster to scroll through weapons.
While using the Axis K98k rifle, instead of watching the reloading animation, it's quicker to quickly double-tap the Q key to switch to the previously used weapon and again to equip the rifle, this skips the reloading cycle and you're ready to fire again immediately.
When using the BAR you'll notice it packs a punch, it has a lot of recoil, and the STG44 more so. I use both weapons by firing bursts of three rounds at a time, not only does it make it easier to handle the recoil, it's enough to mow down an enemy.
Countering recoil is a skill that you'll learn to control over time, my suggestion is to set your mouse sensitivity as high as possible, mine is set to 20. It will take a lot of getting used to, but when you're use to it you'll never have it set to any lower. Looking around, aiming and counting recoil becomes much faster and easier. I learned how to counter recoil by running around with the .30 CAL and MG42 machine gun unmounted, once you've got that mastered, every other weapon will seem like it has no kick at all.
_________________First Lieutenant Martin Humphreys.Company Commanding Officer.
Fifth Ranger Battalion,
Fox Company Headquarters.