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The Marksman Rifle (or Tactical Rifle) is a class of rifles seen in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It is a hybrid class between Sniper Rifles and Assault Rifles. They are all Semi-Automatic but can be modified with the Burst Fire attachment to fire a three round burst. All Marksman Rifles have high damage per bullet profiles, as well as great ranges.

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[1]. 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.

All Marksman Rifles have sluggish handling speeds. 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.

It should be noted that all Marksman Rifles are banned under CoD eSports Rules.

List of Marksman RiflesEdit

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Edit


  • In Call of Duty Online, the Justice assault rifle can be switched to designated marksman mode, though there isn't an actual class of marksman rifles in that game.