The Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle is a weapon found in Resident Evil 6, available in both Leon's and Chris' campaigns. It is found in Leon's campaign during Chapter 2 alongside the dead corpse, and is also found in Chris' campaign during Chapter 4.
The Semi-Auto Rifle is a versatile weapon, effective in both taking out the unsuspecting J'avo and steadily wearing down more significant threats at mid-long range. This is due to its speed, which allows it to recover immediately from any shot that failed to kill, whether that shot missed or simply didn't deal enough damage. This weapon is mainly useful to provide cover shot for an ally in the distance.
However, while the Semi-Auto Rifle fires and reloads quickly, it has the lowest capacity and firepower of its class. This makes it rely on successive shots, which drain its uncommon ammunition far more quickly than its counterparts.
In the Mercenaries, this is one of the 'Power Weapons' for Jake Muller and Piers Nivans in their alternate costumes. It is also one of Ellis' weapons in the PC version's The Mercenaries No Mercy.