I wonder if the explosive feature on the A1 scout rifle works the same as the explosive round upgrade on rare weapons but without any penalty like rare weapons. It appears to be true though from my experience.
"Guns and bombs don't kill people. Clever scientists who want to build a better method of destruction kill people - lots of them. Most of my Gears couldn't make anything more lethal than a blade or a bow. So you'll forgive me if I think it stinks that my Gears get your "baby-killer" crap and your educated colleagues get research grants. And that's before you start inventing other shit you can't control." - Victor Hoffman.