How is it inconsistent? It's almost the same as the Scar. Literally the only diffrence is that the SA has more ROF whilst having 2dmg points lower.
There is also another difference: Recoil pattern.
While number wise, SA has a better recoil stats than SCAR, however, in practical scenarios, thats really not the case.
SA58 recoil pattern has more horizontal randomness than the SCAR, whereas the SCAR has less horizontal randomness, but more vertical climb.
Compensating vertical climb is easier than horizontal randomness, so in the end, SCAR's recoil become easier to manage, and the SA58 "might" feel inconsistent. However, that's not the only thing thats different:
Both the SCAR - H and the SA58 has a chest multiplier of 0.9 while the scar h deals slightly more damage, this can make a difference if your shots are a head - torso combo.
In this aspect, the SCAR retains it's 3 shot ability, but the SA58 becomes a 4 shot in a head to torso combo shots.
(note: I'm coloring words cuz simply to highlight, and it looks cool too.)
Thank u kayne, very cool. But theres no recoil patterns in this game, everything is random like u stated, U can't take "recoil patterns" into one of the reasons when u immedietly say next sentence sa58 has more "randomness". Scars recoil is easier to manage cuz it shoots slower, doesnt mean someone who can hit his shots with sa58, can't outgun/outaim/outdmg a SCAR. From what I remember sa58 also has higher headshot dmg : ) Both guns even eachother out. If u can't play one of them, its you, not the gun. That's the point of this discussion. Gun isn't inconsistent, it's you who is.
*what i meant by recoil randomness i meant, it either goes in right or left direction each time u start shooting. U can't call it a pattern since patterns can be learnt.
**Can't learn something that is random, since learning patterns mean u can tell where your shots will go and how u need to move your mouse to hit all your shots in "same" spot.
***All u can do is be ready to counter either left or right ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ which u can get used to, but not learn it