Stout PT (basic) - fully upgraded (including 9X zoom) Stout PT would probably have to be my favorite gun, including ap guns. its a light weight sniper with the third highest fire rate of any sniper in game (1st hkei, 2nd SVDV). its a reliable gun and has quite a lot of basic ammo.
Z3 FB (basic) - fully upgraded. Z3 FB is one of the best non- ap guns. it's comparable to an XEM and still allows the player to have it as there first weapon. like the KEI, the Z3 FB also has sights although this is only a 1.2X zoom.
Scal WT- fully upgraded - scope. in my opinion one of the most powerful guns in game. the SCAL WT performs excellently against armored characters. although there is the scope upgrade, i rarely use it. the scoped cross hairs are deseptively big, and actually take away from the accuracy of the gun. due to the slower rate of fire the SCAL WT can almost function as a sniper, when the player doesn't spray.
I 115 - doesnt really need any upgrades. the I 115 is the most powerful non-ap sniper, even rivaling the Zaitsev in some aspects. the weight however is an issue, I usually end up running around with my pistol and then quick scoping. its usually a 1 hit kill on non armored players or leaves them with 11 hp ( a DE 90 from most distances can finish them off).
against armored characters, the I 115 under performs in my opinion. due to the slow mobility of the I 115 and the high fire rate and accuracy of ap guns, i usually find my self overwelmed at mid distance. however, head shots are a definate 1 hit kill. this gun performs best on street or petra.
only one good gun in my opinion. The C-95 AT is a brilliant gun. it has great accuracy,fire rate and recoil control. it can easily take down most ap players and is generally a 1 hit kill with a head shot from mid-close range. however, it seems to me like it is aimed for people whose ap guns have expired and dont have ap to buy new ones as the WC cost is high for anything other than 1 day where its still cost 5k gold for any1 that doesnt meet it license requirments.
Fanas Silver - one of the most reliable guns, with excellent accuracy, fire power and fire rate. little can be said to discredit it as it is performs beautifully in all modes. the slightly higher recoil of the fanas is actually advantageous, as body shot quickly turn into head shots due to the recoil.
sz 550 at - the most powerful machine gun in the game. the SZ does devastating damage and is easy to head shot with when one doesnt spray. it has excellent long range capabilities and can easily kill snipers. when vsing non - ap players i rarely use it though. i believe that it is too op for regular use and limit it to only using it in games where there are ap players.
Zaitsev - the most powerful sniper in the game. it is a highly mobile gun with excellent accuracy, damage and ammo capabilities. against non - ap opponents the zaitsev is usually a 1 hit kill or leaves the enemy with 13 hp like i said earlier a DE 90 can finish them of easily from as far as 56 m ( so far for me). little can be said to discredit the Zaitsev.
HKEI gold lm - ok this guns just for the fun of it
. its an enjoyable gun that isnt really all that powerful. but the due function of machine gun and sniper creates a very versatile gun. it usually takes 5 hits to kill an armored opponent and 3 hits to kill a non-ap opponent. if you are planing on buying a hkei, i recomend the hkei gold as it is cheaper for 30/90 days than its regular counterpart. i deem this gun the nub-slayer, gets annoying being called a hacker for always head shoting people with a proper sniper in snipe so i pull this gun out. combined with the EM 93R, it is nearly imposible to loose.