MSED isn't the only thing to consider. Although higher FPS CAN help with distance, due to the ability to support higher BB weights, assuming your hop-up and gun are tuned properly, it isn't always a guarantee. Let me ask you a question: how would you feel if your friend's gun shoots a lot hotter than yours, but doesn't really outshoot yours for distance? What would be the point of making the gun shoot more dangerously? If it doesn't provide a distance advantage, then you're only creating a less safe environment for no reason. Players who can't afford properly tuned guns or properly modded guns tend to run to FPS increases to compete, but this is a folly.
Most places have gotten away from the DMR class, for any number of these reasons. As far as MSED goes, yes sixty feet should be adequate, assuming your guns don't suffer from joule creep or temperature swing, like most GBBRs or Polar-Stars and similar. 500 FPS is a bit extreme and is usually reserved for a sniper class that is bolt action, or single pull only, and has a higher MSED. Most DMR classes are at a limit of 450 FPS with 0.20g and require a full length gun platform, such as M16 versus M4, the gun fully pinned into semi-auto only and some DMR furniture like a scope, bipod, etc. Otherwise, buddy is running around with the same gun you have, just it shoots hotter and more dangerously.
No, DMR class is mostly stupid, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. Remember, FPS isn't a guarantee of range efficiency, just a guarantee of less safety.
People usually want a DMR range for one of two reasons; for starters, they don't have the money or effort to properly tune their gun, which is their problem and should remain as such, or their primary gun shoots hot for some reason and they want to fit it into the game somehow without screwing it up, which is also their problem.
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