Posted 20 November 2015 - 03:26 PM
At higher HP level, you need to the added bonus coming with Familiarity to ensure damage and crit. At 100, you may not need it. But at max HP for enemies, you will.
Bloat HP enemies has the bonus that you need to use HMG more, since only them can provide multiple bullets in early to middle game. and HMG desperately need Familiarity bonus to be accurate.
This run I have started to use HMG more. and the effect of FAMI is helpful.
Back to topic:
Border, paying the initial fee will net you a silent carbine 98k scoped, which is very good for your sniper if you like solo sniper play. Other than that, there's two things you need to note: high AP high damage like Manlicher is nice to perform one shot one kill, and I think they are the top. But if you like quick sniping, scoped SVT is the best, but late game. Early game best prolly be garand scoped.
After London, my shop has scoped garand, AVS and scoped carbine 98K. Manlicher and Mosin scoped I got before that.
Right after that is Border. Border net me a scoped silent carbine 98K and Mosin scoped. Shop give me G41 scoped, SVT nonscoped.
Right after that is Corrupt Official. Though the loot is great, especially if you kill most of killable enemies, it's nothing special. Shop give, SVT scoped, scoped silent carbine 98K, and SKS.
Godfather give nothing special. Pen, however, give SKS45 scoped. While it's the best on on paper, its penatrative point is rather low. And we know what is coming in next mission. So. It's easy to deal with human enemies. Sometimes expensive, but easy. But dealing with PK without a deep hitting rifle is rather time consuming. I keep SVT scoped and give SKS scoped a pass for now~