Pleasingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is packed full of Marksman Rifles for you to try, each with its own benefits. While other Call of Duty games clearly did not prioritise sniper rifles when they created their weapon categories, it is obvious that Activision has ensured that these weapons are fun and useful in Modern Warfare 2.

The SA-B 50 is one of the best marksman rifles in Modern Warfare 2, especially when you add the correct attachments to take this weapon to the next level.

Alongside the SP-R 208, the SA-B 50 looks like a fan favourite in the game already, with many players trying to establish what the best attachments for this weapon are.

This article will show you the best SA-B 50 Loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 so you can take advantage of this fantastic sniper.

The Best SA-B 50 Loadout in MW2

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  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Stock: XRK Specter Mod
  • Optic: FTAC Charlie7

This SA-B 50 loadout focuses on providing players with faster weapon handling, more mobility, and better recoil control. This loadout allows players to equip this sniper in almost any game type, allowing them to take shots and quickly reposition on the map before their opponents are able to locate their hiding spot.

Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

One of the first things that we need to address regarding the SA-B is the slow fire rate. This is one of the main issues with this weapon, but it is one that we can quickly resolve with the right bolt attachment.

For this loadout, we have opted for the FSS ST87 Bolt, which will increase the speed at which you can shoot with this marksman rifle by increasing the rechambering speed.

This is vital in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, as it allows you to get more shots off at your enemy before they discover where you are positioned.

Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV

Another aspect of the SA-B 50 that we want to improve is the ADS speed. One of the best attachments for that is the Schlager PEQ Box IV, which will not only increase your ADS speed but also has no downsides, which is rare for an attachment in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

This attachment does mean your weapon shoots out a laser at your opponent, which can give away your position. However, it only appears when you scope in, so if you can quickly get your shot off and move to a new position, then this shouldn’t be an issue.

Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip

For this SA-B 50 loadout, we noticed that not adding a muzzle or barrel attachment ensured we got the most balanced weapon. Instead, we opted for the Schlager Match Grip as our regrip, as this helped improve the SA-B 50’s mobility speed to even greater heights.

This allows you to get around the map quickly, reposition yourself to pick players off the various hardpoints on the map or defend your domination objectives.

Stock: XRK Specter Mod

We can also improve the mobility of your operator with this loadout even further by attaching the XRK Spector Mod stock. 

Mobility is such an important feature of MW2, which is why we have focused so heavily on it with this SB-50 loadout.

Optic: FTAC Charlie7

The final attachment we opted for in this SA-B loadout is the FTAC Charlie7 scope. This optic offers you an impressive 7.5x magnification with minimal downsides.

This optic is ideal for engaging in long-range or mid-range gunfights, which is essential for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Due to the fast-paced nature of this game, you will often find yourself in a range of different gunfights and need a weapon that can be used in a versatile manner.

Alternative SA-B 50 Build

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  • Barrel: 12.5″ Carbon Barrel
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Optic: SP-X 80 6.6X (optional)
  • Stock: XRK Spector Mod
  • Rear: Schlager Match Grip

If you want an SA-B loadout that focuses more on damage and accuracy rather than mobility, this loadout might be a better option for you.

This weapon is still useful for players who like to move around the map but focuses more on adding that extra bit of damage that could be the difference between executing a one-hit kill or an enemy managing to turn on you.

This loadout is excellent for game types like Search and Destroy, as you can quickly get into position and then utilise the extra firepower to pick off your opponents.

It is important to point out that not all of the attachments highlights in this list are unlockable by simply levelling up the SA-B 50. To ensure you get access to the best possible SA-B 50 attachments, you will need to use other marksman rifles and level those ones up as well.