A term used to describe an FPS player (particularly COD) who uses a sniper rifle by aiming down the scope for more than one second. It is often frowned upon by plenty of people in the COD player base due to the more popular but not necessarily effective tactic of quick-scoping and because of how unstylish COD players seem to look at is as. This term is described to be unjust by other players because that is how the all FPS games intend for sniper rifles to be used.
Arrogant player: NOOB!! STOP HARD-SCOPING YOU FAGGOT!!
Player: Then what's the point of using a sniper rifle then?
When you use a sniper rifle like it should be used and actually aim using the sights. Seen to be inferior to its counter-part Quick Scoping as the shot isn't determined by luck or a glitch in the game.
Also the only real method of sniping in reality.
CoD Addict: D00d! WTF!? Hard scoping n00b!
Hard Scoper: The sights are there for a reason, why don't you try quickscoping in real life.