“This is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine” – Rifleman’s Creed.
There are 11 different rifle models and 182 skins, which makes them the most varied weapon in the game. It’s no surprise then that the most famous skins for CS:GO firearms belong to this category. We are going to take a look at the StatTrak™ FAMAS | Afterimage, StatTrak™ G3SG1 | Flux , StatTrak™ Galil AR | Chatterbox, StatTrak™ SCAR-20 | Cyrex , StatTrak™ SG 553 | Cyrex and the StatTrak™ SSG 08 | Blood in the Water. Why? Because StatTrak™.
This post will leave out the AK-47s, M4s and AWPs since each one of them deserves to be reviewed separately. This being said, I’m not covering the most sold rifle skins; if you had the money, would you settle for a Well Worn AUG | Contractor?
I thought so.
Certainly a looker, this French-made rifle is capable of firing 800 rounds a minute with relative accuracy at mid-range (21 m or 70 ft) and costs only $2,250 to deploy in game. But what about the skin itself? Well it goes for $17.35 now a days and from the looks of it, this number will continue to climb in the future. It is capable of selling an average of three units a day. Well done France! Or Valve’s French division? I’m pretty sure they must get credit for this somewhere.
Dieses Scharfschützengewehr is one of the slowest selling skins in this post, mostly because of its low numbers in its StatTrak version and partly because the factory in Germany has a quality over quantity approach to its production. It is capable of eliminating targets up to 92 m away and includes a semi-automatic rate of fire, which means that if you miss the first head shot, you still get a second chance. In our marketplace its estimated price is $22.35 and climbing.
Israeli-made, internationally distributed and used in game by Terrorists, this gun is aimed at making short work of the enemy players for a low price. It possesses a high rate of fire and acceptable range, not to mention a $71.21 price tag in our marketplace which is also climbing. It does sell at a slow pace, but then again, there aren’t that many and not everyone has $72 just lying around.
The first of the Cyrex series in this post and a joint effort between the United States and Belgium. With a similar range and a semi-automatic rate of fire, this weapon is the counterpart of the G3SG1. You can get one in our marketplace for an average of $21.36.
This Swiss-made, Terrorist used assault rifle includes the option of a scope with a high rate of fire which results in precision shots at medium range or a chance to take out another player at a long range; never mind the fact that it possesses armor penetration. If you wish to engage targets from a medium to a long range, this is one of your best bets. Now, if you want a skin that proves to be a good investment, you might want to look somewhere else since its price has been dropping at a steady rate in the last few months.
The only sniper rifle in this list, it is basically the poor mans AWP, but by no means a let down. It has a shorter range and armor penetration than the AWP, yet it can take out all targets if it lands a head shot. This skin is definitely a good investment as it has a price that is constantly climbing and sells an average of three units per day at $79.13. Anyone can come across poor when compared to one of the most sought after skins in the CS:GO community.