Well hello there! I´m playing BF3 on PC and i really like it.. I love the "Recon" class and I´ve reached the M40A5 sniper rifle. Here´s my Q: Wich sniper rifle is the stongest? The SV98 or the M40A5? I´ve used SV98 ALOT and like it but I´ve been wanting the M40A5. When i tested it, it seemed to be a bit weeker than SV98. It´s bullet drops a little bit more and doens´t allways kill on the first shot at places were the SV98 would kill on.. (I know a first shot kill isn´t easy) PLEASE don´t tell me i should get used to multiple shot kills and bullet drops.. I just want to know wich is the best of them! I ain´t no noob sniper! anyway pls help!
The M98B is the longest and highest caliber sniper rifle in the game. I personally have used the M40A5 more than any of the snipers put together.
M98B handles long range sniping better, but will clearly have a diminished rate of fire to compensate.
i know that the m98b is the best for long range because of its high power.. but the question is witch is the strongest / best? sv98 or m40a5? alot of poeple like the m40a5 more becuase it feels better.. but i just want the real fact.
When you say the "real fact", do you mean which is a better weapon in the real world, or which is better in the game?
For the game, I'd say the M40A5 is better than the SV98. Faster possible RoF than the SV98, because the time between un-aimed shots is shorter than the SV98. Like all the US marksman weapons, it starts with an 8x magnification scope instead of the Russian 7.5x magnification scope. Aiming without holding breath, it seems to have less sway than the SV98 too, even with the 12x ballistic scope.
Personally, even the M40A5's iron sights are better than that of the SV98's. Yes, I do like the option to not use a scope on sniper rifles.
If anything sniper choice is opinionated. I personally don't like the SV98, but my reasoning for that is:
SV98 you get first, but it comes with the shitty Russian x7 scope, which I don't like. I can use it, but it's much much easier to use the x8 scope the American guns start with. In addition, you don't unlock the x8 American scope until 120 kills in, which is a pain in the ass. In most cases the x12 scope zooms too far in.
M40A5 you get after 2 sniper unlocks and 2 recon equipment unlocks, and comes with a x8 scope off the bat (which is perfect for almost everything). The only thing I ever had to look forward to is the straight pull bolt, which is necessary for every single bolt action sniper, I think.