I'm glad the sweet spot is gone and all but DICE has really made this class too underpowered compared to assault and all the other classes. It essentially forces you to chose between a low rate of fire bolt actions, (without straight-pull mechanics) or medium to long range bolt action.
The "Self-Loading Rifles" aka the DMRS are just nerfed versions of the BF1 medic rifles and honestly dont compare to the current rifles on assault. For one thing the rifles on both assault and recon are 2 hit headshots. But recon rifles only gets a 5-6 round clip compared to assaults 10-15+ clips... Its impossible to be competitive with that... They should be a one hit headshot on recon. Sure the RSC is a great gun, when you finally unlock it but every other gun is nerfed so hard... Hell even if you want a long range shot YOU HAVE TO UNLOCK IT !
zeroing shouldnt be a damn unlock...