|Basic (1 pt): Your snap to zoom is 100% faster with all weapons. Your movement speed is unhindered while using steel sight.|
|Ace (3 pt): Your weapon zoom level is increased by 25% with all weapons. Your weapon accuracy while moving with SMGs, Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles is increased by 16.|
The basic iteration of the skill removes the short, but potentially life-threatening delay when aiming down the sights of a weapon. The aced iteration of the skill increases the amount of zoom on weapons by 25%, effectively giving any view down the sights a greater magnification.
Rifleman is very much a convenience-only skill; it is not strictly necessary for any build and it does not make any segment of a heist significantly easier. However, much like Resilience Aced, this skill can make certain aspects of gameplay easier if a player is willing to spend points on it.
For players looking to follow a sniper playstyle (whether or not the player actually intends to use a sniper rifle), this skill will be very useful. The additional magnification will help to extend the effective range at which a player can acquire and eliminate targets. Note that the weapon's effective distance is still limited by its accuracy statistic and spread.
The basic version of the skill does stack with silenced weapons and The Professional.