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MW3 best MCPR-300 loadout

If you’re looking for an early-game sniper, look no further.

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Update: Our best MW3 MCPR-300 loadout was updated with new and alternative attachments to be up to date with changes made to MW3 since its launch.

Modern Warfare 3 is here, and some weapons have already earned their place atop the MW3 meta. While you sit back and try to complete various Armory Unlock challenges so you can have the most powerful weapons available to you, there are some early unlocks that you can certainly have some fun with.

The best MW3 MCPR-300 loadout is one of those. If you’re a fan of sniping your targets or landing quickscope skills, the MCPR-300 is a solid sniper to start out with, until better, more powerful unlocks come around. This MW3 guide details all the MCPR-300 attachments, gear, and equipment you could need to make the most of the sniper.


MW3 best MCPR-300 loadout: best attachments

The MCPR-300 is not the best sniper you’ll eventually have in your arsenal, but it’s a good place to start. We’ve some mobility to work with, so in this best MW3 MCPR-300 loadout, we’re going to focus on attachments that’ll boost our damage and range while not hindering our ability any further. This loadout is with thanks to YouTubers, Zephy, Vuxzu, and WhyTheTuck.

That way, we’ve got a powerful gun that can function well at long range, allowing us to run between fights and occasionally quickscope where necessary.

  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Barrel: 17.5" Orca Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Cheetah Grip
  • Stock: FSS Merc Stock
  • Magazine: 5 Round Mag

We’re going to have a 17.5" Orca Barrel as our barrel, which is recommended by both Zephy and WhyTheTuck. This attachment will help with our ADS speed and recoil control at a detriment to our damage range, hip fire accuracy, and bullet velocity.

A loadout of attachments for the MCPR-300 sniper in MW3
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On top of that, attaching the FSS OLE-V Laser recommended by multiple creators will greatly improve our aiming stability, ADS speed, and sprint-to-fire speed so that we can be both accurate and mobile while using the MCPR-300. You can swap this laser out for something you're more comfortable with, or an optic, without too much worry though. That said, the FSS OLE V-Laser is one of the best lasers available in MW3, so give it a try.

Up next, we're going to attach the highly popular FFS Merc Stock as our stock, to make the weapon even easier to be highly mobile with. Recommended by Zephy, Vuxzu, and WhyTheTuck, it'll ultimately increase our ADS speeds massively, so we do want to ADS wherever it is appropriate and keep moving. Adding to our mobility will also be the Cronen Cheetah Grip, suggested by multiple content creators and players for our rear grip, which increases sprint-to-fire speed even more.

Last, but not least, is our fifth and final attachment which is up to you. We recommend adding a 5 Round Mag, as those extra rounds can go a long way with MW3's increased TTK. They'll also help our mobility stats even further, so you can't go too wrong with this attachment.

If you fancy dealing additional damage and rechambering faster with the MCPR-300, Vuxzu and WhyTheTuck recommend using the Cronen Smooth Bolt to increase your rechambering speed, with Vuxzu also suggesting .300 Mag Armor Piercing Ammo instead of the barrel for that additional damage.

MW3 MCPR-300 perks and equipment

Now that our MCPR-300 loadout is established and we’ve got a sturdy sniper in our hands, it’s time to run through what equipment compliments the weapon.

  • Secondary Weapon: Renetti.
  • Vest: Overkill Vest - provides one equipment slot and three gear slots. Lethal and Tactical slots are removed, but you can reload while sprinting and will have increased weapon-swap speed.
  • Boots: Covert Sneakers - eliminates footstep sounds. Lightweight Boots for increased movement speed are also good.
  • Gloves: Marksman Gloves - reduced sway and flinch when ADS, which is ideal for snipers.
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade - a versatile grenade that blinds and deafens targets so you can go in for the kill or delay. Stim's are also great.
  • Lethal: Semtex - a timed sticky grenade. Alternatively, any explosives you have fun using, or throwing knives.
  • Gear: EOD Padding - reduces damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
  • Field Upgrades: Munitions Box or Trophy System - you can never go wrong with more ammo, but the Trophy System can destroy nearby equipment and projectiles.
A class build of equipment and gear for the MCPR-300 sniper in MW3
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How to unlock the MCPR-300 in MW3

The MCPR-300 is unlocked by default in MW3.


For more on MW3, take a look at our best AMR9 loadout, our best BAS-B loadout, and our best Longbow loadout.

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