You’re quite the speedy sniper aren’t you?
M40a5: This weapon has a very fast Swap Speed. This is the fastest sniper if Quickswitching, although after its nerf it tags more often, in fact it seems to tag more than than the DSR-1. Although the speed really makes up for that. This weapon also has a very high penetration, similiar to the Dsr-1.
FR-F2: No sniper rifle can reliably kill an enemy in 1 shot 100% of the time. The FR-F2 doesn’t really worry too much about killing in one shot 100% of the time and instead prefers to focus all its potential into speed and stability. The FR-F2 has two things that make up for its low base damage: penetration and critical damage. 99% of its damage basically ignores armor, and its damage actually varies. Sources estimate its actual damage to vary between 60 to 140, since it can kill in one shot to the arm, but sometimes does only 2 bars of damage to the chest.
DSR-1: The only good weapon that’s faster than the FR-F2 is the DSR-1. Although it tags noticeably more often, the DSR-1 is powerful at close range and has a very, very fast swap speed. Combined with SG09 gloves, the DSR-1 can fire 2 shots per second while quickswitching, effectively making it a semi automatic sniper rifle with bolt action sniper rifle damage. There is actually one secret trick to making it kill in one shot almost as often as the FR-F2 while maintaining accuracy and speed.
I really can't decide, help me out!
Between the FR-F2, M40a5 DSR-1, if my entire AVA career depended on just one weapon, I would have to pick the FR-F2. The reason for this is that it tags a bit less often than the DSR-1 (tag = when you shoot an enemy with a sniper rifle and they don’t die in one shot). The FR-F2 has better armor penetration and has high critical damage multipliers, meaning that the DSR-1 and M40a5 are ultimately less reliable when it comes to heavily armored foes. FR-F2 – 10/10 for critical damage, armor penetration, brakeshot stability, accuracy, ammo capacity, and fast scope. Use the sharpshooter scope, long range barrel, and ammo trigger. The ammo trigger does not affect its brakeshot stability, contrary to popular belief. Brakeshooting is when you walk around while scoped in and stop a split second before you shoot (“braking” or stopping yourself so you can shoot accurately). The FR-F2 regains its accuracy very, very quickly after moving which makes it great for brakeshooting.
DSR-1: If you use the long range barrel II, heavy stock, and the backpack item “SR Field Manual 3” (The one that says “SR is aiming for reduced range....”), you will have a DSR-1 with perfect moveshot and almost perfect jumpshot. In addition, the scope will sway as you walk around while scoped in but your shots will always hit dead center regardless of whether you are standing still or moving. The long range barrel II gives the DSR-1 more power while the backpack item allows it to retain its accuracy. Its only problems are its slow reload and rate of fire (without quickswitching). Some sources claim that the DSR-1 with long range barrel is just as powerful as the FR-F2. 9.5/10
M40a5: Basically the DSR-1, but faster, although the DSR-1 has a better armor penetration, and better stability. 8.5/10