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Call of Duty MW3 Longshot Guide: Marksman Rifle Longshot Distance

The Marksman Rifle class acts as a nice in-between of the Assault Rifle and Sniper Rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This class is semi-automatic but keeps the precision and flexibility of an AR. So, what qualifies for a longshot with a Marksman Rifle? Here’s what you need to know. 

Marksman Rifle Longshot Distance in MW3

COD MW3 Longshot Marksman Rifle

A longshot is only triggered with a kill, so a hit will not suffice in this situation. The distance required for a longshot to count with the Marksman Rifle class is 38 meters. So, you will need to kill from at least 38m to earn a longshot with your MR. This is the same length needed for a longshot with an Assault Rifle, as well as the Battle Rifle longshots, so if you’ve finished that challenge, this one should feel familiar. 

MW3 Longshot Tips 

First, the optics attachment is essential. You should look for an attachment that has around 2x zoom or better. When aiming for longshots, standard optics are not going to cut it. You need the ability to see further across the map since longshots have to be from 38 meters or greater. Secondly, look to find attachments to steady the gun. While you won’t see recoil that is even close to that of the LMG, the steadier your gun is, the better your chances are for a clean longshot. 

Additionally, the mode you choose to play in is also quite important. You want to aim to play in modes like Ground War, which only puts players against each other in large maps. Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed do not consistently have many options for long-ranged weapons. So, it is best to look at Ground War if possible to earn longshots as fast as possible. 

If you’re looking to up your game in MW3, be sure to read up on how to lean with any weapon!