10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2012 11:26 AM by WKMMS RSS

what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?

i personaly say the barrett .50, and second would be the msr

  • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?

    Barrett trades 10% movement speed for being semi auto and having a slightly bigger magazine. MSR and L118 are best for mobile sniping and quickscoping, while Barrett makes more sense for traditional sniping.

    • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?
      zvers

      I agree but I think you are overlooking the AS50 a bit IMO.....Better movement with awesome stopping power.

      • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?

        AS50 is a slow (80%) sniper, which is the same as Barrett, if I remember correctly. It has less zoom, which makes it more practical for some maps. Same OSK areas, smaller magazine, and I think it might have less recoil to balance it.

    • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?

      well, im the kind of guy who like to find a good hide, and pick off the other team. but thats just the way the corps trained me.

      • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?

        I would say either the Barrett, RSASS, or AS50 then. None of them are necessarily bad (only bad sniper is the SVD); it depends all on personal preference.

         

        Barrett like I said has good OSK's, manageable recoil, full zoom.

         

        RSASS has worse OSKs, but a huge magazine, almost zero recoil, and is great for spraying/taking down multiple targets.

         

        AS50 has the good OSK areas, a slightly smaller mag, manageable recoil, and less zoom.

         

        All 80% movement.

        • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?
          zvers

          I have to agree that the smaller mag is the BIG weakness with the AS50 now that I think about a few games I had while using the barrett yesterday. It was nice to have those extra rounds without extended mag. Either way, your "perch" and aim is what really matters in the end.

  • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?
    scolia5044

    Too me it's between the MSR and the AS50

    • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?
      WKMMS

      I had a terrible time with the AS50... just kept getting so many hit markers.  Could have just been some connection issues at the time I was levelling it, but I've been put off going back to it.  That being said, I did come across some guy yesterday who was absolutely owning with that thing, an ACOG and stalker, even at long range.  My hat was off to him

  • Re: what is the best sniper rifle in mw3?
    WKMMS

    If you want to pick off some guys from concealment I find the RSASS with a silencer to be very effective.  The lack of recoil means that you can take out multiple targets in quick succession surprisingly easily, whereas with the Barrett things can be a little more tricky when trying to control the recoil if you don't have kick.