I don't know if anyone realized this but since the free dlc update the snipers have been nerfed.
Here's the problem, non scoped shots do half the damage of scoped shots, as they always have. Before the update as soon as you scoped in you would do full damage. That way instead of using that stupid needle sight the Buccaneer has you can use the hip-fire reticle to line up your shot. Now when you scope in you have to wait for your shot to do full damage. This is ridiculous the snipers are hard enough to use, now when I figure out a way to use it effectively and get it maxed out they nerf it? Common.
Good News. Over the past couple of days I have been using the Marshal and Buccaneer and have realized that they have been given a bit of a buff. Now you don't have to wait as long after you scope in for your shot to do full damage. You can't be nearly as fast as before the update but now they are quite usable again. Who said complaining never accomplished anything?
(Also whenever I said Thick Headed in this thread I meant Hard Target)