All Marksman Rifles in Ghosts have sluggish handling speeds. Marksman Rifles are unique in that all of the Marksman Rifles are equipped with a scope. This scope reduces recoil by 15%, via placing a 0.85x multiplier on the recoil profile . Other optical attachments do not have the same effect on the Marksman Rifles. Unlike Sniper Rifles, Marksman Rifles have a large array of optical attachments, including their unique Iron Sights. The Aim Down Sights time is 300 milliseconds, and the hip-fire cone is very large, comparable to that of a Light Machine Gun. All Marksman Rifles, bar the MR-28, have a magazine capacity of 18, making the ammunition loadout of 56 rounds somewhat limited. Most Marksman Rifles also reload at a subpar rate.
Marksman Rifles are banned under CoD eSports rules in Ghosts.
In Black Ops 4, most Tactical Rifles fire in bursts; only one of them is semi-automatic, and there is also a lever-action one exclusive to Blackout and Zombies. Some of the guns have a built-in scope on them, so most of the time an optic isn't needed.
In Modern Warfare, the Marksman Rifles consist of two semi-automatic rifles and three manually-operated weapons.