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Call Of Duty: Vanguard best Marksman Rifle: which is the best Marksman Rifle in Vanguard?

Discover the best Marksman Rifle in Call Of Duty: Vanguard

Want to know the best Marksman Rifle in Vanguard Season 1? If you find Sniper Rifles a bit clunky, then Marksman Rifles should be more your speed. They're much snappier, making them more forgiving and a lot easier to use. Below, we've ranked every Marksman Rifle in Vanguard from best to worst, so that you can easily see which one you should use to make the best loadout.

While Call Of Duty: Vanguard has received a few new guns since launch, none of them are Marksman Rifles. If a future season does bring new weapons in this class, we'll update this list to let you know how they fit into the current meta. Make sure to check back regularly as new patches are deployed to see how the meta shifts and whether our Marksman Rifle list changes.

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Best Marksman Rifle in Call Of Duty: Vanguard

The SVT-40 is the best Marksman Rifle in Call Of Duty: Vanguard. It offers easy one-shot kills across the map, making it the perfect weapon for long-distance encounters. You can sit back and pop heads from a distance, without needing to worry about the slow reloads and chambering that come with Vanguard's Sniper Rifles.

Here is our Call Of Duty: Vanguard best Marksman Rifle tier list:

  • SVT-40
  • M1 Garand
  • G-43

Render of an SVT-40 in the Call Of Duty: Vanguard gunsmith preview screen.

SVT-40 - Best Marksman Rifle

The SVT-40 is a little slower than the M1 Garand, but it packs quite the punch. This Marksman Rifle will net you more one-shot kills than the M1 Garand and G-43, but, as Uncle Ben almost utters in his dying moments, with great power comes great recoil. Some grips and a better barrel make the SVT-40 a bit easier to control, and you can even extend the one-shot kill hitbox to make any shot to the chest and upwards an instant kill. Equip a powerful scope and the SVT-40 becomes capable of across the map one-shot kills that will make any sniper fan eager to give it a try.

Render of an M1 Garand in the Call Of Duty: Vanguard gunsmith preview screen.

M1 Garand

In keeping with the tradition set by the MP40 and MG42, the M1 Garand is the first Marksman Rifle that you get in Call Of Duty: Vanguard, and it is also one of the best. Unlocked at level 6, the M1 Garand balances power, speed, and accuracy to provide easy kills from a distance. It won't perform very well up close, but the same is true for the other Marksman Rifles, so it’s smart to pair them with an SMG or Shotgun to create a balanced loadout that deals plenty of damage at any range.

With a few attachments to manage the vertical recoil and provide some extra ammo in each magazine, the M1 Garand is able to pop heads and crack skulls consistently whilst you hold an objective or watch certain angles. Whilst it doesn't rival the incredible one-shot kill potential of the SVT-40, the M1 Garand is still a powerful rifle that deserves a chance. Oh, and the sound that rings out when the M1 Garand needs to reload is the most satisfying ding, and acts as the perfect motivation for serving up an abundance of kills.

Render of the G-43 Marksman Rifle in the Call Of Duty: Vanguard gunsmith preview screen.


Sprinting into third, the G-43 is ideal for those with a happy trigger finger. It has a much higher fire rate than the M1 Garand and SVT-40, but that makes it fall flat in the damage department. This does make the recoil a lot easier to control, but ultimately, the G-43 just doesn’t score kills as fast as the other Marksman Rifles, making it the worst of the bunch.

However, just because it comes in at the bottom of this list, you should still test out the G-43. There are some attachments you can use to make it fully automatic without compromising damage range, which should lead to some very creative loadouts.

That wraps up our guide on the best Marksman Rifle in Vanguard Season 1. You can get some more information on these Markmsan Rifles and other Vanguard guns using our full weapon stats breakdown. If you just want to know which weapon needs to be in your arsenal, take a look at our list of the best guns in Vanguard. When you've found the perfect gun for your playstyle, make sure you know how to level up fast in Vanguard so that you can quickly earn XP and unlock some useful attachments. When you eventually reach max level, check out our prestige guide to see how you can progress even further.

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