Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Best Sniper Loadouts (TOP 5)

CoD Modern Warfare Best Sniper Loadouts
The sniper. One shot, one kill.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Best Sniper Loadouts (TOP 5)

The sniper rifle. Precision, accuracy, and extreme damage makes these weapons ideal for long range gun battles that can be won with a single shot. Like many Call of Duty’s in the past, Modern Warfare has two separate classes of sniper rifles, which include sniper and marksman rifles. The marksman rifles are often the quicker option of the two, but they sacrifice the lethality of normal sniper rifles to obtain that mobility. With all of these weapons to choose from, it can be hard to distinguish the elite level snipers from the lower tier snipers, so we have compiled a list of the top five sniper rifles and the best loadout to use them with.

5. Dragunov

The number five sniper rifle in Modern Warfare, the Dragunov

Coming in as the number five sniper rifle to use in Modern Warfare is the Dragunov. With the best fire rate that a sniper can have, this semi-automatic weapon is still a one shot headshot, but the recoil that comes with firing away shots makes it difficult to use in some situations. With the right attachments however, the recoil can be controlled enough to where this gun is a viable weapon to use.

Things that are great about the Dragunov

  • Very high fire rate, which can fire off more shots than the bolt action rifles
  • Pretty mobile to match the fire rate
  • Still a one-shot headshot
  • Pretty good range

Best loadout

  • Compensator (Muzzle)
  • 660mm Extended Barrel (Barrel)
  • FTAC Hunter-Scout (Stock)
  • 15 Round Magazine (Magazine)
  • Cronen C480 Pro (Optic)

Weapon details

  • High fire rate (semi-auto)
  • Best in class mobility
  • Lower damage than most of the other snipers
  • Range is average at best

4. MK2 Carbine

The number four sniper in Modern Warfare, the MK2 Karbine

At number four is the MK2 Carbine, a marksman rifle that is deadly from the chest up. One of more powerful snipers, the MK2 is an automatic two shot, and as most of the sniper rifles are, a one shot headshot. Reasonable mobility combined with decent range makes this a very usable weapon and perfect for game modes like ground war or Warzone.

Things that are great about the MK2 Carbine

  • Lethal from the chest up
  • Automatic two shot kill
  • Above average range
  • Bolt reload time is also good

Best loadout

  • FSS 24.0” Factory (Barrel)
  • G.I Mini Reflex (Optic)
  • FSS MK2 Precision Comb (Stock)
  • FMJ (Perk)
  • Granulated Grip Tape (Rear Grip)

Weapon details

  • Guaranteed two shot
  • Above average mobility
  • Average range
  • Controllable recoil

3. HDR

The number three sniper in Modern Warfare, the HDR

Coming in third place is the HDR, a bolt action sniper rifle with elite range and damage. A one shot from the waist up, this weapon is extremely lethal from all distances. One of the only downsides to this weapon is the mobility, which is slower compared to all of the marksman rifles and the AX-50. However, in most massive maps and in game modes such as ground war or Warzone, this gun can shine.

Things that are great about the HDR

  • One shot kill from the waist up
  • Elite level range
  • Ideal weapon to use in large maps
  • Perfect for Warzone

Best loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 26.9” HDR Pro (Barrel)
  • Variable Zoom Scope (Optic)
  • FTAC Hunter Scout (Stock)
  • Focus (Perk)

Weapon details

  • Very good range
  • Recoil can be hard to control at times
  • Feels very powerful in game
  • One shot from waist up

2. Kar98

The runner up to the best sniper in Modern Warfare, the Kar98

Coming in the runner-up position in our top five sniper rifles to use in Modern Warfare is the Kar98. This weapon may not be the best statistic wise weapon to use out of all of the snipers, but it sure is one of the  most fun. The most satisfying in-game feel out of all the marksman rifles, the Kar98 is a one shot headshot and guaranteed two shot kill. With above average range and controllable recoil, you won’t find a smoother weapon to use in this game. Perfect for medium size maps, this extremely quick weapon dominates in short to medium distance gunfights.

Things that are great about the Kar98

  • Extremely fun and satisfying weapon to use
  • Very quick, best in class mobility
  • One shot headshot
  • Easily controllable recoil

Best loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • Singuard Custom 27.6” (Barrel)
  • Sniper Scope (Optic)
  • FTAC Sport Comb (Stock)
  • Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)

Weapon details

  • Extremely quick, fun to use
  • Perfect for small to medium sized maps
  • One shot headshot
  • Very good range for a marksman rifle

1. AX-50

 

The top sniper to use in Modern Warfare, the AX-50

Coming in at the top spot in our list of the top five sniper rifles to use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the AX-50. The extreme precision and accuracy combined with one shot kills from the waist up, this weapon is far ahead of its competitors. Not only does its mobility make it usable in small maps, the range and damage that it possesses makes it extremely well rounded in game modes like Warzone or ground war. If you’re looking for the perfect sniper rifle, this is the sniper rifle for you.

Things that are great about the AX-50

  • Extremely well rounded weapon
  • Surprisingly good mobility
  • Lethal from the waist up
  • Reload time is not bad

Best loadout

  • 32.0” Factory Barrel (Barrel)
  • Variable Zoom Scope (Optic)
  • Singuard Arms Assassin (Stock)
  • FMJ (Perk)
  • Stippled Grip Tape (Rear Grip)

Weapon details

  • Good mobility for how lethal it is
  • Top-tier weapon in any game mode
  • Accuracy and recoil are easy and fun to use
  • The perfect sniper rifle

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