Long range weapons seem to be just awful in this game. Short range weapons do their job well. They are strong short range and kill quickly. Long range weapons on the other hand are just not worth it. After recoil and damage drop off they take WAY to long to kill at the ranges they are suppose to be good at. Some times it can take 10+ hits to kill some one and it gives the enemy to much time to get to cover and heal themselves. The small advantage you have at long range is not worth it because every one can simply run away. Obviously this does not include the bolt-action.