Ok, I did some testing to show how far you have to go to be able to out-damage other sniper rifles with the Godfinger. Character is OP8 Zer0 with no class mod, no skill points (did have a melee relic on though). and weapons are OP3, playing on OP0. The point is to show the Godfinger damage in relation to the other rifles, not absolute damage potential, since they should all get the same benefit from other variables (player level, enemy level, slag, Deathmark, Ambush, relics, class mods, and amp shields, for example) except for elemental damage bonuses, which the Godfinger isn’t capable of. For testing, all the rifles (except the Longbow and Cobra) are non-elemental.
First test: Hyperion Turret in Opportunity. The target is armored and has no critical hit points. Below is a list of weapons I shot it with and their respective damages (in thousands), sorted by damage
For the Godfinger to outdamage the Skookum Cobra in this case, it only needs a 5x multiplier, which puts you at the distance shown below to hit for 1325k. Further than this (up on the grassy knoll), and the damage maxes out at 3710k with the 14x multiplier.
If you add 5 points of Vel0city into the mix, you need to stand on the moonshot crate past the grassy knoll to out-damage all the other rifles.
Second test: Hyperion Constructor in the Highlands. The target is armored, but has a critical hit point. Here’s the damage:
Again, the Godfinger only needs enough distance to get the 5x damage multiplier to hit harder than these other rifles. The 4x distance (which pretty much matches the Skullmasher damage at this range) is shown below:
From Blake Bridge, you get the full multiplier for damage of 26008k. Here’s what that shot looks like when zoomed in:
With skill points sprinkled around that don’t include Vel0city or Critical Ascenti0n (and since it’s a constructor, no slag or Deathmark), a Legendary Sniper class mod and sniper damage relic equipped, he’ll hit for 97928k coming out of Decepti0n from the same spot on the bridge, which should be well beyond what other sniper rifles are capable of, given the same parameters. The Pitchfork, for example, with this same setup from close enough range for all rounds in a full burst fire to hit the critical spot hits for 91460k.
Elemental damage bonuses, when applied to the proper health type, are something that the Godfinger can’t get, but I still think the damage multiplier the Godfinger gets with distance will outpace that.