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Paul McNally

The M.1903 rifle in Sniper Elite 5 is available from the very start of the game and can be customised quite dramatically to make a useful workhorse in the field.

The M.1903 is a useful starter weapon but you will soon progress past it.

M.1903 Pros and Cons

As long range sniper rifles go, this is a great gun to be given at the start of the game. There are some issues with it such as its noise - it sounds more like a cannon, and you will definitely want to progress to something more stealthy, if that’s how you like to play, as soon as you can.


  • Great at very long range
  • Minimal bullet drop


  • Slow firing

Audible Range

At 162m the M.1903 is the loudest rifle in the game. This can be reduced with a suppessor of course and quieter ammo, but you are still starting from a pretty loud bang.


An 8x zoom is pretty handy meaning you can remove targets from the equation long before anybody knows you are even in the vicinity.

Magazine size

Holding only five shells should not really be an issue as you shouldn’t be using this gun for just popping off bullets at everybody, but in a bind, it can cause a problem as it is slow to reload.


Every good sniper rifle needs the perfect sight. Here are the optical customisations available for the M1903.

A5 Win & Co

A5 Win & Co

US issue sniper scope, commonly found on the 1903 rifle.

No.32 M1

The No.32 was issued to British snipers as part of the first notable effort to respect and embrace the sniper’s role on the battlefield.

A1 Optical

A1 Optical

This high powered scope offer very high-powered zoom but is slow to use due to its weight and size

Unlock requirement

Find the rifle workbench in mission two - Occupied Residence

A2 Optical

A2 Optical

Based upon the A1 optical the A2 brings high-powered zoom thanks to updated lens and sight sprint.

Unlock requirement
Complete Mission 8: Rubble and Ruin

B4 Win & Co

B4 Win & Co

Based upon the Win & Co A5, this has slightly reduced zom but is faster to aim.

Unlock requirement
Find the rifle workbench in Mission 8: Rubble and Ruin


Unlock requirement
Find the rifle workbench in Mission 6: Liberation

No.32 MK2

With revised and slightly improved optics the MK2 was issued to British snipers to replace the MK1

Unlock requirement
Find the rifle workbench in Mission 7: Secret Weapons

W&S M1913

Issued to US snipers in WWI, this unique scope doesn;t suffer from scope glint but is slow to use with low zoom power

Unlock requirement
Find the rifle workbench in Mission 5: Festung Guernsey


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rebellion Developments
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Stealth, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    25 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    8 August 2023
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  • Guide Author
    Paul McNally

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Sniper Elite 5 is a 3rd person tactical shooter stealth video game developed & published by Rebellion Developments. It is the sequel to Sniper Elite 4 and was released on 26 May 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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