So everyone should know about the so called "OP" M24 and how it was moved up to the higher levels to "nerf" it. However with this, complaints has arose that Vintage M24s are killing the game and it's a back and forth argument whether Con should get rid of Vintage M24s or not.
Now personally when the M24 was moved up, I personally thought that Con should have created a replacement rifle for it. The M24 is highly known for its range and a high damage level at the level 17-21 area. However, it was the base range that made M24 king of LRs before the M107 came out. So here I propose a new LR. I'm not sure about which gun it should be based off, so I'm just gonna list off the stats of a new bolt action rifle if it should be out.
(N/A) Long Rifle (LvL:17-21)
Ammo Cost: 100
Effective Range: 23
Minimum Effective Range:9
Minimum Damage: 85
Maximum Damage: 105
Attack per second (APS): 0.85
Reload Time: 3.75 second
Now, I know all the comments incoming already, "That's just a repost of the M24 with minor changes", and yes I did do that on purpose, so let me explain for the stats.
Effective range: Now as M24 was known as the king of range, it's kinda fitting to make the replacement LR similar, but not exactly the same range. 23 range is superior to any other rifles until it actually gets back to the M24.
Now the damage is intentionally low compared to the M24, even though it still hits hard for its level range.
To counter out the lack of heavy damage that the M24 dishes out, the APS is nearly double.
Reload, kinda of self-explanatory.
Further ideas, criticism? Don't make this a 50 reply fight between two users.