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Best Sniper Rifle

Sniper Elite 5 Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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Best Sniper Rifle in Sniper Elite 5

The primary weapon in Sniper Elite 5 is the sniper rifle and its purpose is to achieve one-shot kills from distance. Each sniper rifle in the game has its own purpose and specialty and will be more effective in certain scenarios. There are six sniper rifles in total and each has its own qualities that give the gun its identity, you can select a gun according to power, fire rate, control, mobility, range, zoom, and magazine size. This best Sniper Rifle guide will help make sure you get the ideal gun for your playstlye.

#1 Karabiner 98

Karabiner 98

The German Karabiner 98 which is also known as the Kar98 is without doubt the best sniper rifle in Sniper Elite 5. It is one of the most powerful stopping weapons in the game and is ideal for picking off enemies at great ranges. Below are recommended attachments to improve the weapon.

- Extended marksmen
- Bramit suppressor or FG42 compensator.
- Gew98 Pressure Magazine.
- Leather Pad
- Thick tape


Audible Range: 140 meters
Fire Rate: 28 rpm
Damage: 145 HP
Recoil Recovery: 500ms
Zoom: 6x
Magazine Size: 5

How to Unlock

The Karabiner 98 is unlocked when you complete the kill challenge in Mission 2: Occupied Residence. Take a look at our How to Unlock the Kar98 guide to find out how to get this bonus weapon.

#2 SREM-1

The SREM-1 was developed for special ops by the British and is the best all-around weapon in Sniper Elite 5. It has decent rate of fire for a bolt chamber sniper along with solid power and range. With the SREM-1 you will be able to go in close range, or pick targets from afar. This weapon is the best starting choice. Below are recommended attachments for the weapon.

- Extended magazine
- Magazine Pouch
- Short Travel Trigger


Audible Range: 128 meters
Fire Rate: 46 rpm
Damage: 108 HP
Recoil Recovery: 500 ms
Zoom: 8x
Magazine Size: 6

How to Unlock

Received at the start of the game.

#3 M1A Carbine

The best sniper rifle for stealth operations is the M1A Carbine. It has the fastest rate of fire of any sniper rifle and an audible range of only 47M. This sniper rifle is ideal for the missions where you are playing saboteur, rather than field sniper. Below are recommended attachments which improve the weapon.

- MK II-S Suppressor
- 30rd Extended Magazine
- Wooden Pad
- Short Travel Trigger


Audible Range: 105 meters
Fire Rate: 420 rpm
Damage: 79 HP
Recoil Recovery: 400 ms
Zoom: 8x
Magazine Size: 15

How to Unlock

The M1A Carbine is unlocked when you complete Mission 5: Festung Guernsey.

Sniper Rifle Tier List


- Karabiner 98


- SREM-1
- M1A Carbine


- M1903


- Gewehr 1943
- RSC 1918

Take a look at our Workbench Guide to find out how you modify the weapons in Sniper Elite 5.

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