I had been using the SV98 sniper rifle for a while, but could not cause sufficient damage after about 600m, I was getting a lot of bullet drop, and it was difficult to lead a moving enemy.
So I switched to the M98B for a faster projectile and flatter trajectory. Since switching I've noticed that my bullet often misses to the left (seems it is always left) when the cross-hairs are dead-on a stationary enemy. This happens at medium range (250-300m) but is more pronounced at long ranges.
I know the M98B packs more punch at distance, has flatter trajectory, and gets to the target faster. But if it can't be aimed accurately, it's not much use.
Has anyone experienced similar or know if a patch changed the aiming mechanic for sniper rifles? Is there some random percentage chance to not hit where you're aiming?
I am playing on PS3.