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GOL Sniper Magnum
A GOL Sniper Magnum .338LM in reality.

The GOL (also known as the Gol Sniper Magnum) is a German bolt-action sniper rifle produced by Gol-Matic GmbH and in current used by German police units and the Lithuanian Armed Forces. It is based on the Mauser M98 Magnum system and can be used in a tactical or a sporting set-up.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

GOL
BC gol
Damage

High

Unlocked at

MEC Default

Ammunition capacity

5

Starting ammunition

25

Rate of fire

50

Accuracy

100

Range

Long

Faction

BFBC MEC FLAG Middle Eastern Coalition

Kit

BC recon Recon

Source of statistics

Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima Guide

"German bolt action sniper rifle. This highly accurate and reliable rifle is available in a wide range of configurations and is currently used by several German police units as well as sporting groups across the world. "
— In game description

The GOL is a sniper rifle featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.

SingleplayerEdit

The GOL can be found during the final mission, Ghost Town, being used by MEC snipers or as a collectible, located in a circle of sandbags at the barracks in between the first and second objectives.

MultiplayerEdit

The GOL is the default sniper rifle issued to the MEC Recon kit. It has high accuracy and deals high damage, but in exchange has a low rate of fire with its bolt action and has some bullet travel time.

It comes with a 6x magnification scope attached to the weapon and can kill in one hit with headshot or any part of the body in close quaters, but requires two shots to the body at longer ranges. It is the MEC's equivalent to the American M24 and Russian SV98.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

GOL Sniper Magnum
BFBC2 GOL Sniper Magnum ICON
Damage

100-50

Damage multipliers

3.25x Head

Unlocked at

21,000 exp

Ammunition capacity

5 Rounds

Maximum ammunition

20 + 5 (without Ammo Upgrade)
35 + 5 (with Ammo Upgrade)

Reload time

4.8 seconds

Rate of fire

33 rpm

Range

BoltActionRangeBC2

Fire mode

Bolt-action

Kit

BFBC2 Recon Icon Recon

HUD Icon

BFBC2 GOL HUD

Sound(s)

Firing sound

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

GOL Sniper Magnum(01:15)
"With outstanding accuracy this rifle provides exceptional performance in difficult situations. Its long range and pinpoint accuracy makes it the rifle of choice with German police agencies and counter terrorist units."
— In-game description.

The GOL Sniper Magnum is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, being the fifth sniper rifle issued to the Recon kit requiring 21,000 points to unlock.

It is an extremely accurate, bolt-action sniper rifle capable of neutralizing targets at medium to long range. Head shots from any range and close range shots are one hit kills while other shots to the body at longer ranges are two hit kills.

The weapon has slight bullet drop and bullet travel time so to consistently hit targets at extreme distances will require leading the shots and aiming slightly higher above the target. This weapon is very helpful in extreme distances because the thin crosshairs of the scope make it easier to line up against targets.

The weapon has a 6x magnification scope by default, though the scope can be replaced by a Red Dot Sight, a 4X Rifle Scope or a 12X Zoom Scope. It may also be fitted with a sniper spotting scope, although this attaches to the scope, and does not replace it.

It should be noted that it is the only sniper rifle whose scope does not have mil-dots (though this has little effect unless engaging targets at extreme distances, such as at Arica Harbor).

The GOL Sniper Magnum is best suited for medium-long range combat and should not be used at close range unless absolutely necessary or forced to. The GOL Sniper Magnum also has no scope sway on consoles, though it suffers this on the PC version.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

GOL
BFP4F GOL Picture
Damage

68 - 41

Damage multipliers

2.1x Head

Unlocked at

Level 18

Ammunition capacity

4 rounds

Maximum ammunition

16 rounds

Reload time

5.75 seconds

Rate of fire

35 rounds per minute

Range

Short range 0-40m
Medium range 40-85m
Long range 85m+

Fire mode

Bolt action

Kit

PF4 Recon Symbol Recon

Source of statistics

alchemical.cc

GOL Weapon Preview Recon - Battlefield Play4Free(02:00)
"The GOL sniper rifle is renowned exceptional precision and adaptability. Its outstanding accuracy over very long range and quick bolt action makes GOL the obvious choice for any marksman wishing to put a good distance between him and the target or to engage in counter sniping."
— Description

The GOL is a bolt-action sniper rifle featured in Battlefield Play4Free. It is a low damage, high velocity sniper rifle. It is relatively cheap, both unlocked and before unlock, allowing players to gain access to a decent bolt-action sniper for a low price. It has an average rate of fire with long range and a small magazine.

Battlefield 4Edit

GOL Magnum
BF4 gol
Unlocks

Variable Zoom (14x) (10 kills)
Bipod (20 kills)
ACOG (4x) (30 kills)
Canted Ironsights (40 kills)
Straight Pull (50 kills)
Reflex (RDS) (60 kills)
Laser Sight (70 kills)
Suppressor (80 kills)
M145 (3.4x) (90 kills)
Flash Light (100 kills)
Muzzle Brake (110 kills)
Holo (1x) (120 kills)
Ballistic Scope (40x)(130 kills)
Range Finder (140 kills)

Damage

100 - 59

Unlocked at

Complete Eagle's Nest

Ammunition

.338 Lapua Magnum

Range

Heavy sniper range

Fire mode

Bolt-action

Kit

Recon

Inventory slot

Sniper Rifle

The GOL Magnum is a weapon featured in Battlefield 4: Second Assault. It is unlocked upon completion of the Eagle's Nest Assignment.

The GOL Magnum has high damage with one shot kill to the chest and up and retains very fast handling and reload making the weapon useful for an aggressive recon role.

The fast bolt pull can be made even faster with the straight pull bolt attachment making extremely quick follow up shots without taking eyes off the target. However, the GOL Magnum has a low magazine capacity of 5+1 rounds making reloads frequent.


TriviaEdit

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the GOL used to be glitched, as when a player opted for a 4X Rifle Scope or Red Dot Sight, the gun would have had a thick black line extending from the bolt of the gun to a point under the map, possibly due to a missing mesh in the game files. Many players found this irritating and just used its normal 6x or 12x scope. The PS3/Xbox 360 1.04 Patch has fixed the issue, however, the issue still exists on PC.
  • Despite the in-game stats for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the GOL does not have the fastest rate of fire for the bolt-action snipers. It does have its very high accuracy, but the bolt-action sniper with the fastest cycle is the SV-98. Its damage stat is also incorrect as - along with the other bolt-action snipers except the M95 - it should be the same as the SV-98 and M24 since they all have the same damage value (100-50). This was probably due to the GOL having a damage of 100-70 before all the bolt-action rifles were patched and balanced.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the GOL has no camouflage despite the in-game image depicting it does.
  • The GOL can be considered the most accurate sniper rifle in the PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as it has no idle sway, unlike every other sniper rifle on the PC version. Because of this, the weapon is widely used among recon players.

Battlefield 4Edit

  • In Battlefield 4, the GOL Magnum was patched to have 60 RPM rate of fire. Before the patch, it had had the fastest bolt cycle time among all the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles, including the Scout Elite.

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