I'm pretty sure someone has mentioned this before. However, I searched through all 4 pages of 'schematics' as keyword on here and Googled 'site:http://forum.conartistgames.com long rifle schematics' and nothing came up, so here goes.
The blue FAL schematic is solid and well-loved, because it gives folks in their 20s-30s the chance to craft some guns that will make them be able to compete in PVP in that level range. However, above and below that level, most craftable LRs aren't worth bothering with, and at end game there simply aren't any at all as far as I'm aware. The PSG and SVD schems do have range but even a max craft isn't really worth the effort. Some others, like the bizarre lvl 11 HC, don't have range at all.
So, my idea is simple: introduce more lootable LR schematics, from Hunter Compacts all the way through to 107s, that are actually usable; i.e. good base range of, say, 10-15% with a chance for up to about 30% at max craft, in addition to other useful stats like APS and suppression, just like on the craftable FAL.
I know you're forever thinking of ways to make people less reliant on LRs for PVP, but in the meantime this would at least allow more folks to compete in PVP without WFing and spending months searching for level-appropriate unis.