For a really long time the guns that are locked to semi automatic have just been really underwhelming, i.e
the Swissgewehr, Sportshot, and like all the pistols. I personally think the rate of fire cap that was added a while ago to prevent people from using macros is way too slow, I am usually able to click 2-3 times in between shots, playing like that is really REALLY unsatisfying.
I do however believe that most longer ranged semi autos shouldn’t become faster, they are already pretty powerful in the right hands.
Also before anyone brings up the possible balance issues, we have a gun in the game that can shoot 100 rounds full auto at a target the size of a grape at 200m.