Think your best using one of the bolt actions as you will probably be hard scoping more.If you dont have the MSR I would unlock it with a coin if you have one but the LL is a good bolt action as well and I find it a bit easier to use as Ive only been sniping for about a month 2 months. Having never sniped before as I thought it was cheap and a exploit of the game but s*it is it hard to do consistantly and now take my hat off to anyone I come across that is good at it .Also turn up your sensitivity start at 7 and work your way up to 10.
I love the MSR, but you will find that most go with the RSASS. If I were to go Semi-Auto, I'd say the AS50. The only problem with the RSASS is that people spam shoot, and that drives me nuts, but to each their own.
Between the two bolt-action rifles the L18, and the MSR the MSR is much more steady, and if you're playing HC, well both will be one shot kills for the most part. For Core the L18 is a tad bit more powerful (I believe), but the kick is ridiculous.
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Never use a bolt action in hardcore rofl...don't even use a sniper in hc. In hc you have 30 health...why use a sniper with base 98 damage...use an MK14 with an acog, you'll have a much larger magazine, WAY less recoil, more versatility, etc. If anything the SVD is good for hc because it has 90% mobility, is semi auto, and is a one shot kill but I'd take the mark 14 any day.
i snipe all the time unless im on a map that requires me to use a sub or ar, below is my sniper im currently using maybe it will help you. so i like to be fast with my sniper but i do not quik scope to me thats cheap as hell and is completely unrealistic but to the point here ya go
primary MSR w/ stability & silencer
slight of hand pro
quik draw pro
blind eye pro
i just reached the 10th prestige so i have to work for all my stuff but with the tokens i saved from each prestige i pretty much have my class set up already and 10th is as far as im going but if you ever want to snipe send me a private message and ill gladly roll with you. also i do not run an gun with it and do not sit against a corner i run a certain spot an patrol that position
Here's my sniper loadout. I find it works fairly well:
MSR- impact/speed, extended mags/ heartbeat/ variable zoom
Pistol- P99 suppressed or magnum
Tactical: Portable radar or trophy
Sleight of Hand PRO
Support- loadout depends on mode and lobby
Most of the choices are self explanatory.
Bolt actions are iffy to start with though. One the one hand they're OSK's to stomach chest neck and head, but if you miss the first shot you can be kind of screwed.
well been home and played all night with a few different snipers, I took on board your coments and I must say I now have new respect for snipers, it is very hard ( too me anyways) but im still learning my trade. it is so satisfying to get a 1 shot kill. even if it wasnt that many lol. my KD took a bit of a hit aswell ( I guess it will to start with)
Well thanks again peeps, gold camo here I come.