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The L118A Sniper rifle, is one of the most popular “Quick-Scoping” Sniper rifles on Modern Warfare 3. Being one of the only bolt action Sniper rifles, I find it and it’s brother the MSR to be the best Sniper rifles in the game, due to their ease of use and comfort. Also I feel that the accuracy on the L118A and MSR are better than the other Sniper Rifles, and as a result of that I can usually pull off 1 hit kills every time I shot someone.
However, as mentioned before, if you do happen to miss or get a hit-marker, you’ll find it difficult to re-aim and fire in time, as the enemy has most likely just heard that immense noise produced from your gun.
It is therefore my personal recommendation to almost always use a silencer with this Sniper rifle, so that if you do happen to fail at your first shot, your gun won’t be heard as loudly giving you chance to re-aim, fire and neutralise the enemy! Although the enemy will still be able to tell he was shot from mind you, so if you do happen to miss the one shot kill, I recommend that you quickly set up again before the enemy discovers your position.
Some recommended perks for this Sniper rifle would be…
Sleight of Hand.
Marksman or Steady Aim. (Depending on your play style.)
Don’t forget to either use the Kick or Attachments proficiencies with this Sniper, as they are hugely beneficial as a beginner or even professional sniper! These will basically be useful in every sniper class, so there will be a bit of repetition here…
Also don’t forget to add extended magazines for being able to reload less often, which often proves beneficial when using a Sniper with or without Sleight of Hand.