[quote=“Duke3D, post:2, topic:374383”]Once you get into UVHM, none of those will 1-shot.[/quote]1-shot what? Scavengers and Ultimate Badasses maybe, but much of the rest of the mobs, they most certainly do. Not coincidentally, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with my Jakobs allegiance assassin practicing kills with these sniper rifles, with no Critical Ascensi0n (and I save slag for the bigger guys or if I get lucky with Kunai).
My character is OP8, the weapons are OP3, and I play at OP3, with Badass Ranks turned on (20% across the board). Go into Decepti0n, toss Kunai to apply Death Mark, zoom and hold until the last moment. I use a Legendary Sniper COM, and if I’m going after big game, I’ll use a sniper damage relic, and just suck up the cooldown time.
My most recent conquest is the Mutated Lab Rat (big game, and they squirm a lot). I jump over them and give them a swipe to apply Death Mark, toss Decepti0n in their face, hit them with Kunai, and wait for them to do their Cyclops attack on my hologram, during which time their head is quite still. The Elephant Gun will wreck them. While I would consider this more “killing things with sniper rifles” than “sniping”, it’s pretty fun.
If I wanted to make it even easier, I’d just use an OP8 rifle at OP3 (or play with my OP3 gear at OP0), but on-level OP3 gear is about perfect for me.