I created a long-range loadout just for kicks, consisting of a Silenced Ivana with a sniper rifle Multi Tasked as the secondary weapon. The idea was simple: Run around the map quietly with the Ivana, and whenever I run across a sniper spot, I swap to the rifle and scan the map. If I see someone, I put him down with the rifle, then I whip out the Ivana again and move to a new spot. Although I made it for fun, it's actually extremely effective, and I've been having fun with it so far.
My question for you today is WHICH sniper rifle should I use with the loadout? The three I'm considering (you should already know which three from the title) are all very effective, but after trying them all, I just can't decide which one to use. They all have pros and cons, which I'll list out. Keep in mind that as you read this, all three rifles will be used without silencers, lasers, or thermal scopes, since they're on the receiving end of Multi Task.
Oh, and the reason I'm not considering the Talon is because I hate how it takes up the entire right half of the screen. Pavlov is Pavlov.
The Toros, without a doubt, is an excellent rifle. Little recoil, an awesome fire rate, and plenty of power. The only two cons I could find were that it's got a 5 bullet clip (which could be used up pretty quickly, considering the fire rate), and it takes forever to reload. It's got the longest reload time of all 3 rifles, which might cause an issue.
Before you all go crazy about the recoil this motherf**ker has, let me say one thing. Recoil has never been an issue for me. I'll be honest, I never even noticed the differences between recoils before I joined this site. Yes, even for the Anova. Other than that, it's got a 6-bullet clip, which is the largest of the 3 rifles (may not seem like much, but it has come in handy before, and it also makes it the best choice for an occasional no-scope), and a short barrel. It's got a fire rate equal to that of the Talon, but has slightly less power behind its punch. Overall a great choice. Not to mention it sounds awesome (yes, that is also one of the things I'm considering. The rifle has to sound badass).
The most powerful rifle out of the 3, it's a guaranteed kill no matter how much defense the enemy is packing and no matter where you hit him. It reloads the fastest out of all 3 rifles, and it's also a pretty short weapon, which I like. Not to mention it sounds freaking incredible. It's the kind of gun where you hear someone else fire it, and you think "Oh my god, what the hell was that!? I'm in deep s**t here...". But the fire rate. Oh god the fire rate. You pretty much have to get it right the first time. Normally, I can do that, but I've had times where I've had to miss a kill because I missed a shot and couldn't get out another before the enemy ran behind something.
So what's your opinion? They're all great choices, but I want to be able to stick with one and just leave it at that.