The LR in its current state isn’t worth buying/using in almost any circumstance. The SAR and Thompson do basically the same job for much cheaper, and the LR is so much worse than the AK that they aren’t even in the same ballpark despite intending to be a rival T3 assault rifle.
The LR used to have a unique identity as the versatile assault rifle you could put a scope on, or a viable AK alternative available earlier if you wanted to gamble the scrap. This is no longer the case.
Giving the LR more forgiving recoil, specifically while scoped, and less brutal bullet bloom would do wonders for giving this gun its identity back, lest it sit in its current unviable AK’s-shittier-cousin state.
It doesn’t need to do more damage, it just needs to be more stable and reliably accurate at distances beyond 50 meters.