Simple yet complex question. Which is better to use between the two in terms of actual practicality. Both have strengths over each other, but in the end, which one wins out? I'm curious to see what the community's thoughts are. Note that raw damage per shot doesn't neccessarily make for the better weapon......
Lanka - high crit, high status, no IPS damage, charge attack, travel time
Vectis prime - high crit, huge status, all IPS damage, hitscan, improved zoom
For me, the two are really quite balanced so it comes down to firing mechanics. Lanka is more of an IRL sniper in that you need to find a spot, line up your shot, charge up your shot, lead your target, eliminate it. The Vectis is more video-gamey, aim-fire-dead. It needs less skill (but still more skill than a Tonkor) and has the simplified zoom (a huge bonus for me). However, in my view, all snipers should be hitscan weapons in this game - the game already makes life hard enough for anyone trying to snipe without adding travel time.
Lanka . Charge while on the move , aim , fire , dead . Rinse repeat . It mods to more damage , and has more ammo in the mag . Mod for faster recharge over anything else . It was fun to use in the void sabotages and boss exterminates . Recent use at Akkad instead of a tonka