Best Rifles In Sniper Elite 4: All Rifles Ranked [2024]

Sniper Elite 4 offers a ton of options in terms of rifles. This guide reviews the very best of the rifles in the game from every angle.

Best Rifles in Sniper Elite 4
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Sniper Elite 4 is a unique third-person shooter game known for its distinctive gameplay style within the genre. It has a dedicated fan base and features a variety of rifles that impact the gameplay differently. If you’re looking for a ranking of the best rifles in the game, here are the top 8 rifles in Sniper Elite 4.

Key Takeaways 

Here’s a ranking of the 8 best rifles in the game based on our experience and factors:

  1. Gewehr 43: Ranked 1st due to its excellent stats, high accuracy, and range, although it has a slow fire rate.

  2. M1 Garand: Ranked 2nd, known for its unique en-bloc clip reloading system and good overall stats, though it can be quite loud.

  3. Karabiner 98k: Ranked 3rd with excellent stats across the board, including high damage, but has a limited magazine capacity.

  4. Mosin-Nagant: Ranked 4th, boasting high damage and good range, but it suffers from a slow fire rate.

  5. M1903 Springfield: Ranked 5th, an excellent rifle for beginners with great performance at range.

  6. Winchester 1895: Ranked 6th, offering good damage stats and range performance, but it has a slow reload time.

  7. Lee-Enfield: Ranked 7th, known for its best magazine capacity among bolt actions, but it suffers from a painfully long reload time.

  8. Mannlicher 1895: Ranked 8th, with poor damage stats and an irrelevant fire rate, despite satisfying gunplay.

These rankings take into account factors like weapon stats, gunplay, overall feel, and effectiveness to help players choose the right rifle for their playstyle and preferences.

Best Rifles Compared

No.Name Best forFeed SystemMuzzle VelocityWeightLengthBarrel LengthCartridge/AmmunitionActionEffective Range Firing Rate
8Mannlicher 1895Best Rifle for its Historical Charm.5-round en bloc clip internal box magazine620 m/s (2,000 ft/s)3.78 kg (8.3 lb)1,272 millimetres (50.1 in)765 mm (30.1 in)8×50mmR MannlicherStraight-pull bolt action400 to 500 meters (440 to 550 yards). approx. 20–25 rounds/min
7Lee-Enfield Best Rifle for Sustained Fire.10-round fixed magazine744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)3.96 kg (8.73 lb) 1,132 mm (44.57 in)640 mm (25.2 in).303 Mk VII SAA BallBolt Action 503 m (550 yards)20–30 aimed shots per minute
6Winchester 1895 Best Rifle for Satisfying Lever-Action Kills.5, 4-Round Internal Magazine800 m/s (2624.672 ft/s)4.2 kg (9.3 lb)1,175 mm (46.3 in)710 mm (28 in).405 Winchester Lever Action 460 to 730 meters (500 to 800 yards)User dependent
5M1903 SpringfieldBest Rifle for Long-Range Precision.5-round stripper clip890m/s(2910f/s)3.9 kg (8.7lb)1.1m (43.2 in)61cm (22 in).30-06 SpringfieldBolt Action910m(1000yards)10-15 Rounds/min
4Ross MK 3 Best Rifle for Stylish Long Shots.5-round stripper clip/charger914 m/s(3,000 ft/s)3.9 kg (8.6 lb)1,320 mm (52 in)774 mm (30.5 in) .303 British (7.70×56 mm R)Straight-pull bolt action549m (600 yards)User dependent
3Mosin Nagant
Best Rifle for Reliable All-Around Kills.5-round fixed magazine865 m/s (2,838 ft/s)4 kg (8.8lb)1,232 mm (48.5 in)730 mm (29 in)7.62×54mmRBolt Action800 to 1,000 meters (875 to 1,090 yards10 to 15 rounds per minute
2Delisle CarbineBest Rifle for Silent Takedowns.7 or 11-round detachable magazine250 m/s (820.21 ft/s)3.4 kg unloaded896 mm (35.3 in)210 mm (8.268 in)45 ACPBolt Action185m (202.318 yards)15-25 rounds/minute
1CarcanoBest Rifle for Long-Range Domination.6 round integral magazine, loaded with an en-bloc clip700 m/s (2,300 ft/s)3.16 kg (7.0 lb)915 mm (36.0 in)450 mm (18 in)7.35×51mm Carcano Bolt Action 1,000 m (1,100 yd)10 to 15 rounds per minute

Comparison Table. 

8. Mannlicher 1895

Best Rifle for its Historical Charm.

Why did I Choose Mannlicher 1895?

I chose Mannlicher 1895 appreciating its historical roots and smooth operation, even if it lacks overall power.

In game menu showing Mannlicher.
The Mannlicher M1895 in game menu.
Damage10 Kills Over 200m
Recoil50 Shoulder-Aimed Kill
Zoom100Kills in Prone
Mastery Skin20 Kidney Shots

Mannlicher Stats Table. 

Mannlicher is a bolt-action sniper rifle. This gun does not belong to the very top of the weapons in the game because it suffers in a few departments. Firstly, the gun does not have great damage stats.

Damage refers purely to non-critical shots, as headshots with any rifle are a one-hit-kill. This makes some of the closer mid-range fights a bit hard to win with the Mannlicher.

Secondly, the gun has a decent fire rate. This is because this rifle has a straight bolt instead of a conventional bolt system. However, fire rate is not an important or relevant stat when it comes to bolt action rifles. It is not something that makes such a rifle good.  

In terms of the rest of the stats, such as range, stability, etc., this rifle is decent at best. It does make up a bit in terms of gunplay because it is quite satisfying to use this rifle. But being much lacking in several ways, the number 8th spot is justified for the Mannlicher. 

Mannlicher in action.
Gameplay showing Mannlicher.

  • Satisfying gunplay.

  • Poor damage.
  • Irrelevant fire rate for a bolt-action.

7. Lee-Enfield

Best Rifle for Sustained Fire.

Why did I Choose Lee-Enfield?

I chose Lee-Enfield for its potential in extended firefights, though its lengthy reload requires careful timing.

Lee-Enfield in game menu.
Lee-Enfield stat card.
Damage30 Sound -Masked kills
Recoil5 shot trap kills
ZoomKills 25 targets with an adjacent range
Mastery Skin25 intestine shots
Feed System10-round fixed magazine

Lee-Enfield Stats Table. 

Lee-Enfield is another bolt-action sniper rifle. This weapon has slightly better stats than the Mannlicher. It has the best magazine capacity of all the bolt actions in the game, with a 10-bullet mag.

This is admirable, as in certain situations it is better to keep fighting multiple enemies without reloading. But magazine size is still not the stat that one looks for in a bolt action, as many rifles have better performance in everything else and are much more worth it. 

Best Rifles in Sniper Elite 4, Lee-Enfield.
Gameplay with Lee-Enfield.

The weapon does have a good feel in terms of gameplay. It is extremely satisfying to hit those headshots and the gun sounds are top-notch. For all the above reasons, we have placed this rifle in the 7th spot. 

  • Largest magazine capacity (among bolt-actions).

  • Painfully long reload time.
  • Modest damage.

6. Winchester 1895

Best Rifle for Satisfying Lever-Action Kills.

Why did I Choose Winchester 1895?

I chose Winchester 1895 for its distinct firing mechanism and fun factor, making it a welcome change of pace on the battlefield.

Recoil5 Ricochet kills
Zoom25 Environment explosive kills
Mastery Skin20 Heart Shots
Muzzle Velocity50 kills under 20m

Winchester Stats Table. 

In terms of performance, it is very similar to some of the good bolt-action rifles in the game. It has good damage stats and performs pretty well at range. The downside with this gun is that it also has a reload time that puts the long life of a turtle to shame.

With a 5-bullet magazine cap, the longer reload can be an issue for some people. The great gunplay makes up for this(well, at least a little), especially in PvE when the stakes are not that high. 

As a gun enthusiast, Winchesters have been some of my favorite guns to use in games as well as in real life. That didn’t change much when I played Sniper Elite 4 as I immediately fell in love with this gun the day I unlocked it. Winchester 1895 is my personal favorite as it is the only gun in the game that has a lever action.

The lever action is unique to it, which makes it one of the coolest and most fun rifles to play with. 

Gameplay with Winchester (Best rifles in Sniper Elite 4)
A headshot with the Winchester 1895.

For PvP though, you might want to go for one of the top 5 rifles that we mention next. 

  • Good damage & range.
  • Unique lever action.

  • Slow reload.
  • Small magazine capacity.

5. M1903 Springfield

Best Rifle for Long-Range Precision.

Why did I Choose M1903 Springfield?

I chose the M1903 Springfield for its solid all-around performance and forgiving nature, making it a great choice to master the basics of sniping.

M1903 Springfield in game menu.
M1903 Springfield weapon stats.
Length1.1m (43.2 in)
Barrel Length61cm (22 in)
Cartridge/Ammunition.30-06 Springfield
Caliber.308 in (7.8mm)
ActionBolt Action
Feed System5-round stripper clip
Maximum Range5000m(5100 yards)
Sight SystemIron front and rear
Effective Range910m(1000yards)
Muzzle Velocity890m/s(2910f/s)
Firing Rate10-15 Rounds/min

M1903 Stats Table. 

This rifle is given to you at the very start of the game. It is an excellent rifle for beginners, as well as a great gun overall. The Springfield performs fantastic at range. This gun also has a 5-bullet magazine capacity and also a bit of a lengthy reload like most of the previous entries of this list.

Reload speed is an almost stupid thing to consider about a bolt-action rifle. With bolt actions, what matters the most is their range and damage (especially at a range). Springfield excels at both of these, providing for some very satisfying long-range headshots. 

Gameplay image showcasing the Springfield.
Gameplay with the Springfield.

The gun has great stability, which is a key asset in sniper rifles. I love using this rifle for it provides a high level of sniper gameplay. With these attributes, Springfield fits the 5th spot on the list.

  • Excellent range.
  • Good stability.
  • Beginner-friendly.

  • Modest damage.
  • Somewhat lengthy reload.

4. Ross MK 3

Best Rifle for Stylish Long Shots.

Why did I Choose Ross MK 3?

I chose Ross MK 3 for its combination of long-range capability and the pure coolness factor of its unique scope.

This gun is very popular, as it rocks one of the dopest-looking scopes of any rifle in the game and probably in history. Honestly, it’s perks like this that make certain guns in games so much more fun to use. 

Stats-wise, the rifle has good range and damage stats and performs fantastically in long ranges. Only to mention, it also has a low magazine capacity and a long reload, but who can complain when it has got a scope like that! Right? 

Ross MK 3, one of the best rifles in Sniper Elite 4.
A headshot with the Ross MK 3.

Some players prefer the Springfield over the Ross. Statistically, although very close, Springfield is definitely a better choice, but Ross is far more fun in gameplay. This is why it occupies the 4th spot on the list.

  • Great range.
  • Strong damage.
  • Visually striking scope.

  • Low magazine capacity.
  • Long reload time.

3. Mosin Nagant

Best Rifle for Reliable All-Around Kills.

Why did I Choose Mosin Nagant?

I chose Mosin Nagant for its balanced blend of power and accuracy, making it a dependable weapon in most scenarios.

Mosin in game menu.
Mosin Nagant weapon stats.

After the dopest-looking scope, we have probably the coolest name of any rifle ever. Mosin Nagant has been my favorite gun to use over multiple games, and it hasn’t changed, with it being a staple of the Sniper Elite series.  

Mosin Nagant gameplay.
Gameplay showcasing the Mosin Nagant.
Length1,232 mm (48.5 in)
Barrel Length730 mm (29 in)
ActionBolt Action
Feed System5-round fixed magazine
Muzzle Velocity865 m/s (2,838 ft/s)
Effective Range865m/s

Mosin Nagant Stats Table

Mosin is a proper S-tier killing machine with all its stats being sky-high. It performs great at all sorts of ranges and helps you put holes in those heads. After all, that’s what you are playing this game for. The reload time is mediocre, which is probably the only thing that holds it back from being the very best.  

  • Excellent damage.
  • Good range.
  • Solid performance.

  • Somewhat slow fire rate.
  • Mediocre reload.

2. Delisle Carbine

Best Rifle for Silent Takedowns.

Why did I Choose Delisle Carbine?

I chose Delisle Carbine for its unique stealth capabilities, allowing for close-quarters kills without compromising your position.

Stats for Delisle Carbine.
Delisle Carbine weapon stats.
Weight3.4kg unloaded
Length896 mm
Barrel Length210 mm
ActionBolt Action
Feed System7 or 11-round detachable magazine
Muzzle Velocity250 m/s
Effective Range185m
Maximum Range365m
Firing Rate15-25 rounds/minute

Delisle Carbine Stats Table

Delisle Carbine is a silenced rifle that was added with the “Silent Warfare Weapons Pack” DLC. This gun is great, and it offers a role much different from most of the other guns in this game. 

This gun is not designed for long-range fights and all its stats suggest so. It has decent damage but extremely poor bullet drop and muzzle velocity. The bullet drop and muzzle velocity probably stem from the gun being a silenced weapon.

It also has bad range stats and the zoom on its scope is not good either. All these things suggest that the gun is meant for short to mid-range battles. 

Gameplay with Delisle Carbine.

  • Silenced.
  • Great for stealth.
  • Decent damage.

  • Poor range.
  • Bad bullet drop.
  • Limited zoom.

1. Carcano

Best Rifle for Long-Range Domination.

Why did I Choose Carcano?

I chose Carcano for its raw power, pinpoint accuracy at distance, and the satisfying feeling of one-shot kills.

Arguably or inarguably, Carcano is the best rifle in Sniper Elite 4. There can’t be much said against this gun being the best in the game.

Stat menu for Carcano.
Carcano weapon stats.
Muzzle Velocity50 Kills under 20m
Stability10 Grenade in belt shots
Zoom10km in total Kill Distance
Mastery Skin50 eye shots

Carcano Stats Table. 

The Carcano is an absolute war machine that does astounding damage. It is there to blast those Nazi heads right off, and it is amazing at it, the best in our opinion. It has the muzzle velocity of a skyrocket and almost zero bullet drop. This gun makes killing enemies, even at very long ranges, easier than driving a knife through hot butter.

This gun reverses the phrase and makes it “easier done than said”. One just loves it when the Carcano goes boom! It has to be said, that Rebellion has done an amazing job at designing these weapons. Especially the sounds of these guns are just brilliant.

Carcano, one of the best rifles in Sniper Elite 4.
Gameplay with Carcano.

Carcano rocks 6 rounds in the chamber, and it is fed by magazines, instead of by hand. This makes reloading in tricky situations much easier. The only drawback of this rifle is its high recoil but that is probably not the worst thing in the world in terms of bolt action rifles.

It also has low zoom and a bit of a scope wobble. But again, these are compensated by the great shooting that this gun offers.

  • Incredible damage.
  • Negligible bullet drop.
  • Fast magazine reload.

  • High recoil.
  • Limited zoom.
  • Scope wobble.

Why Others Were Not Chosen?

  • Gewehr 43: Its semi-automatic nature makes it less satisfying for traditional bolt-action sniper enthusiasts.
  • M1 Garand: Can be quite loud, potentially compromising stealth.
  • Karabiner 98k: While solid all-around, it might lack a special feature to make it stand out.
  • Type 99 Arisaka: May have inferior scope options compared to some other rifles.
  • SVT-40: May have more recoil than bolt-action options, hindering follow-up shot accuracy.

What Would I Recommend?

As an experienced Sniper Elite 4 player, I would recommend the Carcano as your best bet, especially if you crave raw power and extreme range. This rifle boasts astonishing damage, lightning-fast bullet velocity, and minimal bullet drop, making even the most distant headshots a breeze. Sure, it kicks like a mule and the scope zoom isn’t stellar, but the ability to consistently land those satisfying long-range kills makes up for it.

For those who prefer a stealthy approach, the Delisle Carbine is an absolute game-changer. Its integrated suppressor keeps you hidden while you methodically eliminate targets. Though it lacks long-range punch, it excels in close to medium-range engagements. The Delisle allows you to move through levels like a ghost, taking out enemies precisely and leaving no trace behind.

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