Best Sniper Rifles in Modern Warfare 3: Every Sniper ranked

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Modern Warfare 3 is finally here, allowing players players the chance to level up new weaponry, and those who prefer long-range combat will want to use Sniper Rifles. To make your choice easier, here are the best Snipers in Modern Warfare 3, including a ranked list.

Modern Warfare 3 has finally arrived in players’ hands, including a ton of content like the return of MW2 2009 full map roster, the new Tac-Stance mechanic, a fresh Gear-based Perk system, and more.

Of course, there’s also a whole set of new weapons to discover, including powerful Sniper Rifles. Like in other CoD titles, Sniper Rifles can be used in a variety of ways, including up close for quickscoping or for picking off players from afar.

So, if you’re looking for the best one to use, here are the best Snipers in the MW3, as well as a ranking of each one.

Best Modern Warfare 3 Sniper Rifles ranked list

Modern Warfare 3 features a total of three Sniper Rifles, although there’s almost no difference between them as they all boast great stats.

Here’s every Modern Warfare 3 Sniper ranked from best to worst:

  1. Longbow
  3. KV Inhibitor

Best Modern Warfare 3 Snipers

3. KV Inhibitor

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The semi-automatic KV Inhibitor is incredibly easy to use in Modern Warfare 3.

The KV Inhibitor is a standout Sniper Rifle in Modern Warfare 3 thanks to its semi-automatic capability. While it’s definitely not the lightest Sniper Rifle around, the KV Inhibitor certainly packs a punch, and players can quickly get multiple shots off.

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While the KV Inhibitor boasts a new name in MW3, it looks and feels like the classic Dragunov. Contrary to MW2019’s version, this Sniper’s damage and overall speeds make it easy to use for almost any distance within the game.


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The KATT-AMR is a powerful Sniper Rifle in Modern Warfare 3.

MW3’s KATT-AMR is a bolt-action Sniper Rifle which, like its counterparts, boasts great mobility and damage. This Sniper Rifle has great sprint-to-fire and aiming speeds, which allows players who love to run around with it to feel comfortable and speedy.

If it weren’t for the Longbow’s large magazine, this Sniper could be ranked as the best. However, the three long-range options available in the game are very powerful, with slight details distinguishing them from each other.

1. Longbow – Best Sniper Rifle in MW3

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The Longbow has excellent magazine capacity in MW3.

The Longbow may be classified as a Sniper Rifle in MW3, but it hardly feels like one thanks to its whopping standard magazine size of 25 rounds.

It features a bolt-action mechanic, and despite it looking like a modified Assault Rifle, it certainly feels like the most traditional Sniper of the three. With the right attachments, the Longbow’s speed and mobility can prove itself as a formidable force.

All in all, that’s everything you need to know about the Sniper category in Modern Warfare 3, including a ranked list of each Sniper available in the game.

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For more Modern Warfare 3, be sure to check out our other guides:

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