It is way easier! I still walk away with 25 kills on a rank 1 or 2 guy with basic loadouts. Lol. I just wanted some better loadouts to make it even easier. TBH I've found extended barrel is a nice, it helps you engage at a much longer range, enemies are pulp by the time they get to you, if they get to you. I hate optics as well. Never use them. I don't like cheesing either. Thank for the loadout share though, once I get all the mods I'll implement them. All in all I find that my kill ratio is similar with Bolter tac, but my staying power is so much better. I don't need to play nearly as smart or careful as I do when I play avenger. It's not insulting LSM player base or anything, it's just the obvious truth. I can go through a game with like 8 deaths instead of 20, and achieve the same results. Much less frustrating!